World Cup qualifier: Lithuania complete double over Leichtenstein
Last Updated: 10/09/13 7:43pm
Deivydas Matulevicius opened the scoring as Lithuania completed the double over Leichtenstein
First-half goals from Deivydas Matulevicius and Tadas Kijanskas gave hosts Lithuania their second win in World Cup qualifying Group G over Liechtenstein in Marijampole.
The Lithuanians, who claimed their other win against the same opponents in Vaduz almost a year ago, improved their record to two wins and two draws from seven games.
The result lifted them into fourth place in the group ahead of Baltic rivals Latvia, but any hopes of claiming a top-two place in the group had long gone.
Matulevicius slotted past Liechtenstein goalkeeper Peter Jehle in the 18th minute to give the hosts an early lead at the Suduva Stadium.
Centre-half Kijanskas sealed the victory for Csaba László's men when he headed home five minutes before the break.
The result ends a recent improvement by Liechtenstein which saw them claim draws in consecutive home qualifiers against Latvia and Slovakia before a narrow 1-0 home defeat to Greece last Friday.
Liechtenstein remain rooted to the bottom of the group with those two points from their eight games played.
FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Tue 10th Sep - Group F
Russia3 - 1Israel
Luxembourg3 - 2N Ireland
Tue 10th Sep - Group G
Lithuania2 - 0Liechtenstein
Slovakia1 - 2Bosnia
Greece1 - 0Latvia
Tue 10th Sep - Group B
Armenia0 - 1Denmark
Malta1 - 2Bulgaria
Italy2 - 1Czech Rep
Tue 10th Sep - Group C
Kazakhstan0 - 1Sweden
Austria1 - 0Rep Ireland
Faroe Islands0 - 3Germany
Tue 10th Sep - Group E
Norway0 - 2Switzerland
Cyprus0 - 2Slovenia
Iceland2 - 1Albania
Tue 10th Sep - Group I
Georgia0 - 1Finland
Belarus2 - 4France
Tue 10th Sep - Group D
Romania0 - 2Turkey
Andorra0 - 2Netherlands
Hungary5 - 1Estonia
Tue 10th Sep - Group A
Macedonia1 - 2Scotland
Wales0 - 3Serbia
Tue 10th Sep - Group H
San Marino1 - 5Poland
Ukraine0 - 0England
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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
FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group H
FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group I