October 15, 2008: World Cup 2010 Qualifier, Group 7:

Lithuania - Faroe Islands 1-0 (1-0)
1-0 Tomas Danilevicius

A 20th minute goal from captain Tomas Danilevicius was enough for Lithuania to beat the Faroe Islands in Jógvan Martin Olsen's last match as coach for the Faroes.

In a sharp turn, Danilevicius wrong-footed a Faroese defender outside the penalty area and with a well-placed shot, he put the Lithuanians ahead in what proved to be the winning goal.

Apart from this, Lithuania didn’t create many chances. After 13 minutes, keeper Mikkelsen tipped a header over the crossbar and a couple of minutes before the half-hour mark the Lithuanian shot was right on the goalkeeper.

After an hour’s play, a mistake in the Faroese defence led to another Lithuanian chance, but the shot was right in Mikkelsen again.

Near the end, Lithuania should have made it 2-0 when two players got clear after a counterattack, but the attempted lob was well over Jákup Mikkelsen in the Faroese goal.

The Faroe Islands had little to offer going forward and created no real scoring opportunity. A long-range effort from Bogi Løkin (who scored against Austria on Saturday) was the nearest to be categorized as a scoring opportunity for the Faroes. The shot went over and wide, and had it been on target, it would probably not have caused the Lithuanian goalkeeper too many problems.

Match Highlights: Lithuanina vs. Faroe Islands

All results and table, group 7




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