Tuesday March 29, 2011 Group Stage: Group I Finished S. Darius & S. Girenas SC

Lithuania 1 - 3 Spain

  • Stankevicius 57’
  • Xavi 19’
  • Kijanskas 70’ (o.g.)
  • Mata 83’

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  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Lithuania
    • Spain
    • 90+3 The final whistle has gone. Spain have won but the hosts can be - and are - proud as they salute the fans.
    • 90' A really scrappy ending as the ball refuses to do what Spain ask of it on account of the pitch... Good thing they have a big lad up front.
    • 83' Okay so now it's over. Easy fnish for Mata at the near post after Silva slid him in. 3-1.
    • 81' Casillas is forced into a low save after a long-range effort from Labukas.
    • 70' GOAL SPAIN! It had to be I suppose. An own-goal from the defender Kijanskas as a low cross from Mata was about to be tapped in by Llorente. Tears from the Lithuanian.
    • 65' Xabi Alonso lines up a free-kick from range and he blasts it towards the top left but tipped over by the keeper!
    • 56' LITHUANIA SCORE! WHAT A GOAL!!! Stankevicius with a screamer from outside the box after a poor clearance into the air from Pique! It's 1-1!
    • 46' The second half is underway.
    • 45' Half time and Spain lead 1-0. Scrappy game, almost entirely down to a joke pitch.
    • 42' Crikey this surface is causing Spain problems - normally Albiol would have been able to bring that through ball clear but it bobbled like a basketball and almost played him in trouble.
    • 39' Lithuania aren't a bad side, or they don't seem so on this pub surface as Danilevicius gives Arbeloa and Pique some problems, Spain able to clear in the end.
    • 31' Martinez shoots from range but it hits a defender on the back and spoons over.
    • 26' Spain should have scored a second after Llorente and Cazorla tore them apart down the left but Martinez's finish is weak and straight at the keeper.
    • 23' This is a fun stat - Spain have had 49% possession. Must be a first. Although on this mire of a pitch it's pretty much impossible to keep it on the floor. Cynical?
    • 22' Again the home fans get excited when a long shot is sent about four yards wide.
    • 19' FREAK GOAL FOR SPAIN! Xavi with a long-range effort that takes an enormous deflection, looping over the stranded keeper and in.
    • 17' Javi Martinez gets a bit excited on the left and fouls the full-back as he tries to reach a long pass.
    • 6' Villa ia furious after he ran in down the left and was not given a corner when his cross seemed to hit a defender. That came just after the home crowd got very excited when they got the ball in the Spain box.
    • 1' This match is underway on a sandpit of a pitch in Lithuania. Shocking surface.
    • - Spain, meanwhile, make several changes from the team that came from behind to beat the Czechs: Ramos, Capdevila, Navas, Busquets and Iniesta are rested; Iraola, Albiol, Cazorla, Martinez and Llorente are in.
    • - TEAMS - Lithuania: Karcemarskas, Stankevicius, Kijanskas, Skerla, Zaliukas, Semberas, Panka, Edgaras Cesnauskis, Mikoliunas, Sernas, Danilevicius; Subs: Cerniauskas, Radavicius, Razanauskas, Zvirgzdauskas, Ivaskevicius, Labukas, Galkevicius /// Spain: Casillas, Arbeloa, Albiol, Pique, Iraola, Javi Martinez, Xavi, Alonso, Santi Cazorla, Llorente, Villa; Subs: Valdes, Iniesta, Torres, Mata, Sergio Ramos, Busquets, Silva
  • Summary

    • 83' Okay so now it's over. Easy fnish for Mata at the near post after Silva slid him in. 3-1.
    • 70' GOAL SPAIN! It had to be I suppose. An own-goal from the defender Kijanskas as a low cross from Mata was about to be tapped in by Llorente. Tears from the Lithuanian.
    • 65' Xabi Alonso lines up a free-kick from range and he blasts it towards the top left but tipped over by the keeper!
    • 56' LITHUANIA SCORE! WHAT A GOAL!!! Stankevicius with a screamer from outside the box after a poor clearance into the air from Pique! It's 1-1!
    • 19' FREAK GOAL FOR SPAIN! Xavi with a long-range effort that takes an enormous deflection, looping over the stranded keeper and in.
    • - TEAMS - Lithuania: Karcemarskas, Stankevicius, Kijanskas, Skerla, Zaliukas, Semberas, Panka, Edgaras Cesnauskis, Mikoliunas, Sernas, Danilevicius; Subs: Cerniauskas, Radavicius, Razanauskas, Zvirgzdauskas, Ivaskevicius, Labukas, Galkevicius /// Spain: Casillas, Arbeloa, Albiol, Pique, Iraola, Javi Martinez, Xavi, Alonso, Santi Cazorla, Llorente, Villa; Subs: Valdes, Iniesta, Torres, Mata, Sergio Ramos, Busquets, Silva

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  • Lithuania

    Manager: Raimondas Zutautas

  • Spain

    Manager: Vicente del Bosque

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