Cesnauskis stars for Lithuania
Liechtenstein go down 2-0 at home in Group G
Last Updated: 12/10/12 8:57pm
Edgaras Cesnauskis: At the double for Lithuania against Liechtenstein
Edgaras Cesnauskis struck twice in the second half as visiting Lithuania took all three points in their World Cup qualifier against Liechtenstein at Rheinpark Stadion.
It was a third straight defeat for the hosts in Group G, while Lithuania recorded their first win after taking one point from their opening two fixtures.
Lithuania had just the better of a low-key first half and Cesnauskis netted after 51 and 75 minutes to decide the result.
Ramunas Radavicius had the first decent chance of the game for the away side, Benjamin Buchel turning his volley over after 16 minutes.
Philippe Erne's shot had Buchel's opposite number fumbling, albeit safely, moments later but the remainder of the half saw little attacking play of note.
The deadlock was broken five minutes after the restart when Saulius Mikoliunas played the role of provider and Cesnauskis converted from 12 yards.
Erne missed the target in response and Cesnauskis made it 2-0 with 15 minutes remaining, locating the top corner with a left-footed shot from outside the box.
FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Fri 12th Oct - Group F
Russia1 - 0Portugal
Luxembourg0 - 6Israel
Fri 12th Oct - Group I
Finland1 - 1Georgia
Belarus0 - 4Spain
Fri 12th Oct - Group B
Czech Rep3 - 1Malta
Armenia1 - 3Italy
Bulgaria1 - 1Denmark
Fri 12th Oct - Group C
Faroe Islands1 - 2Sweden
Kazakhstan0 - 0Austria
Rep Ireland1 - 6Germany
Fri 12th Oct - Group E
Albania1 - 2Iceland
Switzerland1 - 1Norway
Slovenia2 - 1Cyprus
Fri 12th Oct - Group G
Liechtenstein0 - 2Lithuania
Slovakia2 - 1Latvia
Greece0 - 0Bos & Herz
Fri 12th Oct - Group D
Turkey0 - 1Romania
Holland3 - 0Andorra
Estonia0 - 1Hungary
Fri 12th Oct - Group H
Moldova0 - 0Ukraine
England5 - 0San Marino
Fri 12th Oct - Group A
Serbia0 - 3Belgium
Macedonia1 - 2Croatia
Wales2 - 1Scotland
FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group A
FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group B
FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group C
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FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group D
FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group E
FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group F
FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group G
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