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

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 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

Formation 5-4-1

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Lithuania 2, San Marino 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Lithuania 2, San Marino 1.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Danilo Rinaldi (San Marino).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Fedor Cernych (Lithuania).

  7. Post update

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

  8. 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.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Lithuania. Conceded by Elia Benedettini.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Dismissal

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

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Nicola Chiaruzzi (San Marino).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

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

  16. Booking

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Lukas Spalvis (Lithuania).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

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

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Lithuania. Karolis Chvedukas replaces Linas Pilibaitis.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Tuesday 8th September 2015

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
6North Macedonia8107616-103

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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