Ukra keeps Portugal hanging on

Published: Wednesday 11 August 2010, 19.45CET
Lithuania 0-1 Portugal
Portugal moved back into contention for second spot in Group 9 thanks to Ukra's 18th-minute strike in Marijampole.
by Evgeni Polyakov
from Marijampole
Ukra keeps Portugal hanging on
Ukra (left) takes on Eivinas Zagurskas ©Evaldas Šemiotas

Match statistics

LithuaniaPortugal

Goals scored0
1
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red cards0
 
0
Goal attempts4
 
7
Attempts off target0
5
Corners2
 
7
Fouls committed12
 
7

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Published: Wednesday 11 August 2010, 19.45CET

Ukra keeps Portugal hanging on

Lithuania 0-1 Portugal
Portugal moved back into contention for second spot in Group 9 thanks to Ukra's 18th-minute strike in Marijampole.

Ukra scored the only goal after 18 minutes as Portugal defeated Lithuania 1-0 to collect their third win in Group 9 and move to within a point of second-placed England.

The 22-year-old headed in David Simão's corner to put Portugal back in contention in the section ahead of their meeting with England in Barcelos on 3 September.

The visiting side created the first opening of the night and though home goalkeeper Vytautas Černiauskas somehow blocked André Castro's header, Ukra struck seven minutes later. Portugal came close to doubling their advantage on 25 minutes only for Černiauskas to tip away Simão's curling shot.

Portugal dominated the opening period but only had one goal to show for their efforts and were nearly made to pay after the break as Lithuania came back into the game. Midway through the half Mantas Fridrikas should have done better from close range off Marius Papšys's corner and four minutes later Rui Patrício saved brilliantly from Fedor Chernykh as Oceanu Cruz's side held on for the points.

Victory leaves Portugal third on ten points, one behind England and six off leaders Greece with games against England and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to come. Lithuania, in fourth, play England in their final game on 7 September.

Last updated: 11/08/10 22.19CET

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Lineup

Lithuania

Lithuania

Portugal

Portugal

1Vytautas Černiauskas (GK)1Rui Patrício (GK)
2Linas Klimavičius2Fábio Faria
Yellow Card59'
Substitution67'
3Mantas Fridrikas
Yellow Card78'
3André Pinto
4Vytautas Andriuškevičius4Daniel Carriço (C)
6Povilas Krasnovskis
Yellow Card14'
5David Simão
Yellow Card73'
Substitution80'
7Marius Papšys (C)6André Santos
8Egidijus Vaitkūnas7Candeias
Substitution72'
9Fedor Chernykh8André Castro
11Tadas Eliošius9Orlando Sá
15Eivinas Zagurskas
Substitution86'
17Ukra
Goal16'
18Arvydas Novikovas
Substitution82'
18João Gonçalves

Substitutes

12Povilas Valinčius (GK)12Diego (GK)
5Marius Miškinis10Rui Pedro
10Ernestas Biskys11João Aurélio
Substitution67'
13Edgaras Mastianica
Substitution82'
13Bura
Substitution80'
14Karolis Urbaitis14João Silva
16Audrius Brokas
Substitution86'
Yellow Card90'
16Pizzi
17Edvinas Jasaitis20André Almeida
Substitution72'

Coach

Vitalijus Stankevicius (LTU) Oceano da Cruz (POR)

Referee

Daniele Orsato (ITA)

Assistant referees

Elenito Di Liberatore (ITA), Massimiliano Rosi (ITA)

Fourth official

Carmine Russo (ITA)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution

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