Tuesday May 29, 2012 Friendlies Finished Colovray

Lithuania 0 - 0 Russia

No comments yet | Write your comment

  1. Russia held by Lithuania

    Russia held by Lithuania

    Russia and Lithuania played out a 0-0 draw in a low-key pre-Euro 2012 friendly match in Nyon. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Lithuania
    • Russia
    • 90+3' There goes the final whistle! All over. A 0-0 draw is probably the right result. Thanks for joining us this evening.
    • 89' Into three minutes of time added on.
    • 88' Lithuania well worth their draw in this match amid the rash of substitutions in the second half.
    • 86' Pavlyuchenko drills a volley wide of the goal from inside the Lithuanian box. Sums up the finishing this evening.
    • 84' Russia trying to find a late winner as night descends upon Nyon. Pretty abject game with little happening.
    • 82' Deividas Matulevicius replaces Darvydas Sernas for Lithuania.
    • 80' Radacivius smacks an effort well wide of goal rather than pass the ball to Velica. A bit greedy there.
    • 78' Mikoskis is fouled by a Pavlyuchenko body check. Blatant foul by the towering forward.
    • 76' Panka brings down Dzagoev after he showed some neat skills to control the ball. The free-kick is against a major disappointment. Story of this match.
    • 74' Russia begin their campaign on June 8 against the Czech Republic in Group A.
    • 72' Radavicius's free-kick is spilled by Akinfeev, but Lithuania fail to turn home the rebound.
    • 70' The Lithuanian goalkeeper Setkus misses a cross ball in the middle, but escapes. Almost a blunder to hand Russia a goal.
    • 68' A bit of cold spray after he was fouled by Panka. Looks like he may depart for the evening. No point in keep an unfit player hobbling around.
    • 66' Shirokov on the deck. He looks like he is in need of some treatment.
    • 64' Mikoskis has been booked for a late challenge. First yellow card of an otherwise incident-free evening.
    • 62' Lithuania win a corner to be fired in by Radavicius, but the header flies wide of goal from inside a packed area.
    • 61' Lithuania have little to play for, but a draw with Russia would not be the worst of results for them.
    • 59' Dzagoev yet to open his box of tricks after that free-kick hit the wall. Is trying to drop a bit deeper to create the space he needs to thrive.
    • 57' Radavicius bounds into the Russian box only to smash his effort well over the bar. Glorious chance spurned to grab the opening goal.
    • 55' Korkorin felled by on the edge of the box by Vytautas Andriuskevicius, but the free-kick comes to nothing. Disappointing end to another Russian move.
    • 53' Lithuania almost run into trouble in their own box as Setkus is forced to scramble the ball clear under pressure.
    • 51' Denisov and Velica collide in the middle of the park. Lithuania win the free-kick deep in their own half.
    • 49' Some neat play by Dzagoev as he races from the halfway line, but Lithuania break up the play. Like they have done for most of the day.
    • 48' Roman Pavlyuchenko has taken over from Kerzhakov for Russia.
    • 47' A whole raft of changes for the Russians at the break. The most notable one sees Alan Dzagoev thrown on for Shirokov.
    • 46' We are off and running for this second period.
    • 45+1' There goes the whistle for the break. 0-0 in Nyon. Nothing of great interest happening.
    • 44' One minute to be added to the half.
    • 43' Pilibaitis cracks his jaw off the head of Izmailov as he goes to ground. He might need a spot of treatment at the break.
    • 42' Small posse of Lithuanian fans on the hill have enjoyed this first half. Lithuania have gave as good as they have got for the most part.
    • 40' Arshavin has another go at goal from distance as the ball whistles a couple of inches over the bar.
    • 38' A fairly flat performance from Russia so far. Will be no surprise if Advocaat decides to alters matter in the second half.
    • 37' Denisov smashes a free-kick straight into the wall from distance. Another Russian move bites the dust.
    • 35' Akinfeev challenging for the starting spot in the Russian side, but has had little to do so far.
    • 33' Sernas hammers a shot at goal from distance. Doesn't really get any venom into the shot. Easy take for Akinfeev in the Russian goal.
    • 31' Denisov brings Sernas crashing to the ground. Another foul in the middle of the park in favour of Lithuania.
    • 30' Plenty of possession play by Russia, but thet are not exactly cutting open the Lithuanians. All a bit predictable from Russia.
    • 28' Denisov takes out Sernas with a crunching late tackle. Wasn't hanging around there.
    • 27' Lithuania certainly making more of a fist of it than Estonia last night, who wound up 3-0 behind at the break against Ukraine.
    • 25' Sernas passes up another decent chance for Lithuania as he fails to connect with a volley in the Russian box. The underdogs certainly causing a few problems.
    • 24' Arshavin twisting and turning in the Lithuania box before lifting his effort over the bar. Decent piece of play by the Arsenal man.
    • 23' Cesnauskis rattles a shot just over the bar from inside the Russia box. Lithuania looking menacing on the break.
    • 21' Like Ukraine's 4-0 win over Estonia last night, this match very much like a training session so far with passing the ball the order of the day.
    • 19' Spartak Moscow's Dmitry Kombarov is in for Yuri Zhirkov at left-backk while the CSKA Moscow goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev replaces Zenit's Vyacheslav Malafeev this evening.
    • 17' Kerzahkov given the nod tonight ahead of the Fulham forward Pavel Pogrebnyak in one of three changes from the 1-1 draw with Uruguay.
    • 16' Bright piece of play by Kerzhakov there as he danced into the area before hitting the outside of a post from an acute angle.
    • 14' Here is the full Russia side for you this evening: Russia: Igor Akinfeev, Alexander Anyukov, Alexei Berezutsky, Sergei Ignashevich, Dmitry Kombarov, Roman Shirokov, Igor Denisov, Konstantin Zyryanov, Alexander Kerzhakov, Andrei Arshavin, Marat Izmailov.
    • 12' Alexei Berezutsky wins the ball at the back for Russia. Strong piece of defending with Velica lurking up front for Lithuania.
    • 11' Some spectators perched on a hill watching his match. All very scenic - and a little pedantic - as Kombarov slides the ball out of play. Poor pass really.
    • 9' Aniukov just fails to keep the ball in play out wide as Lithuania wallop the long ball down the park.
    • 8' Offside flag goes up against Izmailov for Russia, who are gradually settling into this match here.
    • 7' Arshavin rattles a volley over the bar from Shirokov's ball. Was a tough angle for the Arsenal man to hit the target.
    • 5' Russia starting with Kerzahkov and Arshavin up front this evening. Lovely night for this match in Switzerland.
    • 3' Kombarov whips in the corner, but Lithuania deal with the danger by heading clear. Setkus rolls the ball short in the Lithuanian goal.
    • 2' Lithuania hit the bar in the opening minutes. Almost a shock start for the underdogs. It must be said, not a full house for this one.
    • 1' We are off and running then with this friendly match. Russia in white, Lithuania in traditional yellow.
    • 18.40 Good evening and welcome to LIVE coverage of Lithuania against Russia in this pre-Euro 2012 friendly match.
  • Summary

    • 72' Radavicius's free-kick is spilled by Akinfeev, but Lithuania fail to turn home the rebound.
    • 57' Radavicius bounds into the Russian box only to smash his effort well over the bar. Glorious chance spurned to grab the opening goal.
    • 23' Cesnauskis rattles a shot just over the bar from inside the Russia box. Lithuania looking menacing on the break.
    • 16' Bright piece of play by Kerzhakov there as he danced into the area before hitting the outside of a post from an acute angle.
    • 14' Here is the full Russia side for you this evening: Russia: Igor Akinfeev, Alexander Anyukov, Alexei Berezutsky, Sergei Ignashevich, Dmitry Kombarov, Roman Shirokov, Igor Denisov, Konstantin Zyryanov, Alexander Kerzhakov, Andrei Arshavin, Marat Izmailov.
    • 2' Lithuania hit the bar in the opening minutes. Almost a shock start for the underdogs. It must be said, not a full house for this one.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Lithuania

    Manager: Raimondas Zutautas

  • Russia

    Manager: Dick Advocaat

  • Line-up

  • Rate Players

    Rate Players

    Please to rate the players.

    Not already a Yahoo! user ? to get a free Yahoo! Account.

    • Player Y! Users Expert My Rating
      Goalkeeper
      - -
      Defenders
      - -
      Substitution Out85′ - -
      - -
      Yellow Card - -
      Midfielders
      Substitution Out71′ - -
      Substitution Out58′ - -
      Substitution Out49′ - -
      Substitution Out64′ - -
      Strikers
      Substitution Out80′ - -
      - -
      Subs
      Substitution In80′ - -
      Substitution In64′ - -
      Substitution In49′ - -
      Substitution In71′ - -
      Substitution In85′ - -
      Substitution In58′ - -
    • Player Y! Users Expert My Rating
      Goalkeeper
      - -
      Defenders
      - -
      - -
      - -
      Substitution Out45′ - -
      Midfielders
      - -
      Substitution Out72′ - -
      Substitution Out45′ - -
      - -
      Strikers
      Substitution Out45′ - -
      Substitution Out45′ - -
      Subs
      Substitution In72′ - -
      Substitution In45′ - -
      Substitution In45′ - -
      Substitution In45′ - -
      Substitution In45′ - -

Not already a Yahoo! user ? to get a free Yahoo! Account