Euro 2016 qualifying: San Marino score first away goal in 14 years

San Marino celebrate Matteo Vitaioli's goal
San Marino's away goal was their first since another trip to the Baltic - against Latvia in 2001

San Marino scored their first away goal since 2001 - but they could not prevent a 2-1 defeat against Lithuania in Group E of the Euro 2016 qualifiers.

Matteo Vitaioli equalised with a free-kick after 55 minutes - but Lukas Spalvis snatched victory for Lithuania in the 92nd minute.

Vitaioli's goal was San Marino's first on foreign soil since Nicola Albani netted against Latvia in 2001.

In Group G Austria sealed qualification for Euro 2016 with a 4-1 win in Sweden.

Austria celebrate their qualification
Austria have never before qualified for the European Championship - their only previous appearance came as co-hosts in 2008

Martin Harnik scored twice to help Das Team qualify for a major tournament for the first time since the 1998 World Cup.

Russia are now in pole position to claim the second automatic place in the same group after a 7-0 win in Liechtenstein.

Leonid Slutsky's side are now two points clear of Sweden in third with two matches remaining.

Artyom Dzyuba scores
Artyom Dzyuba scored four goals as Russia put Liechtenstein to the sword - the second player to do this in a single match in Euro 2016 qualifying, after Robert Lewandowski of Poland

In Group C, Belarus eased to a 2-0 victory over Luxembourg, who had considered asking for the game to be postponed after 16 members of the squad contracted food poisoning.

Reigning European champions Spain remain on course for automatic qualification after a 1-0 win in Macedonia.

Line-ups

Lithuania

  • 1ArlauskisBooked at 50mins
  • 3Freidgeimas
  • 6Zaliukas
  • 2Klimavicius
  • 5SlavickasSubstituted forMatuleviciusat 73'minutes
  • 17Zulpa
  • 14PilibaitisSubstituted forChvedukasat 82'minutes
  • 11NovikovasBooked at 60mins
  • 16SlivkaSubstituted forCerniauskasat 53'minutes
  • 22Cernych
  • 19SpalvisBooked at 83mins

Substitutes

  • 4Kijanskas
  • 7Cesnauskis
  • 8Vaitkunas
  • 9Matulevicius
  • 10Luksa
  • 12Zubas
  • 13Mikoliunas
  • 15Chvedukas
  • 18Panka
  • 20Bartkus
  • 21Cerniauskas
  • 23Petravicius

San Marino

  • 1Benedettini
  • 2BattistiniBooked at 26mins
  • 4Vitaioli
  • 5Della Valle
  • 6BrolliBooked at 66mins
  • 3Palazzi
  • 7VitaioliSubstituted forSelvaat 80'minutes
  • 10ChiaruzziBooked at 88mins
  • 8GasperoniSubstituted forBerrettiat 69'minutes
  • 11Rinaldi
  • 9StefanelliBooked at 40minsSubstituted forHirschat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Muraccini
  • 13Berardi
  • 14Berretti
  • 15Buscarini
  • 16Della Valle
  • 17Golinucci
  • 18Hirsch
  • 19Mazza
  • 20Selva
  • 21Golinucci
  • 22Valentini
  • 23Manzaroli
Referee:
Clayton Pisani

Match Stats

Home TeamLithuaniaAway TeamSan Marino
Possession
Home71%
Away29%
Shots
Home22
Away2
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away0
Fouls
Home17
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Lithuania 2, San Marino 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Lithuania 2, San Marino 1.

Fedor Cernych (Lithuania) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danilo Rinaldi (San Marino).

Offside, Lithuania. Linas Klimavicius tries a through ball, but Fedor Cernych is caught offside.

Foul by Fedor Cernych (Lithuania).

Manuel Battistini (San Marino) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Lithuania 2, San Marino 1. Lukas Spalvis (Lithuania) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Arvydas Novikovas with a cross.

Corner, Lithuania. Conceded by Elia Benedettini.

Attempt saved. Arvydas Novikovas (Lithuania) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Nicola Chiaruzzi (San Marino) for a bad foul.

Fedor Cernych (Lithuania) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nicola Chiaruzzi (San Marino).

Attempt missed. Lukas Spalvis (Lithuania) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Arturas Zulpa.

Attempt missed. Fedor Cernych (Lithuania) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Arturas Zulpa.

Booking

Lukas Spalvis (Lithuania) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Lukas Spalvis (Lithuania).

Mirko Palazzi (San Marino) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Arvydas Novikovas (Lithuania) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the right. Assisted by Georgas Freidgeimas.

Substitution

Substitution, Lithuania. Karolis Chvedukas replaces Linas Pilibaitis.

Attempt missed. Deivydas Matulevicius (Lithuania) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, San Marino. Andy Selva replaces Matteo Vitaioli because of an injury.

Offside, Lithuania. Linas Klimavicius tries a through ball, but Deivydas Matulevicius is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Fedor Cernych (Lithuania) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Arvydas Novikovas.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Matteo Vitaioli (San Marino) because of an injury.

Arvydas Novikovas (Lithuania) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mirko Palazzi (San Marino).

Foul by Marius Zaliukas (Lithuania).

Danilo Rinaldi (San Marino) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Lithuania. Deivydas Matulevicius replaces Vaidas Slavickas.

Substitution

Substitution, San Marino. José Adolfo Hirsch replaces Mattia Stefanelli.

Linas Klimavicius (Lithuania) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mattia Stefanelli (San Marino).

Attempt blocked. Arvydas Novikovas (Lithuania) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Vaidas Slavickas.

Substitution

Substitution, San Marino. Maicol Berretti replaces Lorenzo Gasperoni.

Booking

Nicola Chiaruzzi (San Marino) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Arvydas Novikovas (Lithuania) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Nicola Chiaruzzi (San Marino).

Booking

Cristian Brolli (San Marino) is shown the yellow card.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Tuesday 8th September 2015

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As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Iceland86111531219
2Czech Rep86111610619
3Turkey8332119212
4Netherlands83141310310
5Latvia8044416-124
6Kazakhstan8026516-112

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wales853092718
2Belgium85211731417
3Israel8413149513
4Bos-Herze83231210211
5Cyprus83051213-19
6Andorra8008330-270

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Spain87011831521
2Slovakia8611135819
3Ukraine8512123916
4Belarus8215714-77
5Luxembourg8116419-154
6Macedonia8107616-103

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Germany86112271519
2Poland85212972217
3R. of Ireland84311751215
4Scotland83231410411
5Georgia8206514-96
6Gibraltar8008246-440

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1England88002632324
2Switzerland8503168815
3Slovenia84041510512
4Estonia831446-210
5Lithuania8305614-89
6San Marino8017127-261

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northern Ireland8521126617
2Romania844071616
3Hungary834164213
4Finland831478-110
5Faroe Islands8206512-76
6Greece803528-63

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Austria87101631322
2Russia84221741314
3Sweden8332119212
4Montenegro832388011
5Liechtenstein8125221-195
6Moldova8026312-92

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Italy8530115618
2Norway8512108216
3Croatia84311651115
4Bulgaria822479-28
5Azerbaijan8134613-76
6Malta8026313-102

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portugal650184415
2Denmark733184412
3Albania632173411
4Armenia7025511-62
5Serbia6114511-61
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