Spain v Lithuania - as it happened

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Spain v Lithuania - International friendly - 08/06/2021 - official line-ups. BeSoccer
Spain v Lithuania - International friendly - 08/06/2021 - official line-ups. BeSoccer
Live coverage of the international friendly between Spain and Lithuania at the Estadio Municipal Butarque. Following Sergio Busquet's positive COVID test, Spain will field their U21 side while the first team remains in isolation.

List of goalscorers

1 - 0
2 - 0
3 - 0
4 - 0
End of match

End of match

  • 93'
    FT: 4-0. It ends 4-0 in Leganés after a dominant display from Spain's U21 side. Lithuania generated very little while Spain had numerous opportunities to score more, and the 4-0 scoreline probably flatters Lithuania in truth. A proud moment for the youngsters who took their opportunity to shine with both hands, as we await who will be available for Spain's first match at Euro 2020 against Sweden.
  • 91'
    2 minutes added on.
  • 89'
    Abel Ruiz now down after slipping off the ball, looks to have pulled his groin.
  • 88'
    Lithuania threatening!! Eliosius whips in a delicious cross inswinging from the right, but Dubickas is late to arrive and misses a clear tap in by inches.
  • 85'
    Bryan Gil down receiving treatment, but it looks like a touch of cramp. He's now gone off the field of play to continue the examination.
  • 80'
    Spain still in control here. Lithuania generating very little.
  • 77'
    Chance for Spain!! Puado should've got his second, after showing great skill, cutting inside and dribbling past a number of Lithuania players. But his shot from the edge of the box is well wide, wasted opportunity.
  • 75'
    Lithuania change: Dubickas on for Novikovas.
  • 74'
    Spain change after the goal: Beltran comes on for Villar.
de España en el 73'
  • 73'
    Goal for Spain!! Puado makes it four!! The striker picks up a fantastic pass from Bryan Gil, cutting inside past Girdvainis and slotting cooly past the Lithuania GK. Another great goal for Spain, 4-0!!
  • 71'
    Lithuania double change: Eliosius comes on for Golubickas, Lasickas on for Simkus
  • 68'
    Change in the Spanish goal! Martinez comes on for Alvaro.
  • 62'
    Double change for Latvia: Dapkus on for Verdbickas, Gasputis for Mikoliunas
de España en el 54'
  • 54'
    Goal for Spain!!! Miranda scores from the FK!! Miranda strikes the free-kick with his left, it deflects off the wall towards goal but Svedkauskas in the Lithuana goal can't keep it out. The GK will be disappointed with that one, Spain don't care though!
  • 53'
    Double change for Spain: Puado on for Zubimendi, Blanco for the injured Manu Garcia.

Yellow card

a Lituania
  • 50'
    Verbickas booked for a harsh challenge on Manu Garcia. The Lithuania player's elbow appears to strike the Spaniard in the face accidentally, but it's still serious enough that he's now receiving treatment. Nasty blow!
  • 46'
    Double HT change for Spain: Pozo on for Oscar, Miranda on for Cucurella.
  • 46'
    Change at HT for Lithuania: Petravicius on for Cernych.
  • 46'
    Second half underway!
  • 45'
    HT: 2-0. Spain in complete control going into half time. Abel Ruiz should have made it three from the spot but his penalty was tame. The Spaniards also missed a number of clear chances, meanwhile Lithuania have threatened very little. A first half to be proud of for the youngsters, let's see if they can take the result all the way to the end!
  • 45'
    2 minutes added on.
  • 43'
    Simkus fires from range for Lithuania but it's drilled wide of Alvaro's goal, who hasn't had much to do so far this match.
  • 42'
    Vollar crunches Simkus with a rash challenge, Lithuania FK.
  • 40'
    Another chance goes begging for Spain. This time it's Cucurella attacking down the left, his cross finding Abel Ruiz who controls well enough but blazes shit shot over the bar. Two chances wasted in as many minutes!
  • 39'
    Chance for Spain!! What a save by Svedkauskas!! Fantastic pass again by Villar, who finds Oscar down the right. His cross is on a plate for Mingueza, but the GK gets down to block from close range. Should've been three!
  • 38'
    Fantastic skill from Bryan Gil once more, who earns his side another corner.
  • 35'
    Chance from the corner! Girdvainis finds himself free in the box, but his header flies miles over!! Chance wasted for Lithuania!!
  • 34'
    First real bit of defending for Spain. Mingueza blocks Simkus' attack down the left, corner to Lithuania.
  • 30'
    Penalty saved by Svedkauskas!! The GK holds on to Abel Ruiz's effort, which is not the best in truth. Tame strike, the score remains 2-0.
  • 29'
    Penalty to Spain! Bryan Gil is hauled down by Beneta after the CB made a poor error in the box. Clear foul, Spain with the chance to make it three.
  • 28'
    More fantastic build-up play by Spain who look lightning sharp. Brahim's cross in the box is blocked by Golubickas.
  • 27'
    Spain try something different from the corner. Bryan Gil's cross goes to the edge of the box is overhit, however, and the chance comes to nothing.
de España en el 24'
  • 24'
    Second goal for Spain!! Brahim on target!!! Villar plays a beautiful pass through to Brahim, whose movement is fantastic and finish is even better. Across the goalkeeper into the far corner of the net. What a goal from the Spaniards!
  • 21'
    Manu Garcia picks up the ball from Brahim who runs at pace into space on the edge of the box, but the number 14 fires his shot wide from the edge of the box.
  • 20'
    Cernych fires from distance for Lithuania but it flies way over the bar. Sarcastic cheers from the Spain crowd.
  • 17'
    Abel Ruiz heads goalwards following a good cross from Oscar, but it's tame and easily gathered by Svedkauskas in the Lithuania goal.
  • 15'
    Bryan Gil shows great pace and tries to link up with Abel Ruiz, but the striker's pass is overhit.
  • 12'
    Vaitkunas now the one to foul, this time on Zubimendi who had shown brilliant skill to beat two players beforehand.
  • 11'
    Oscar fouls Vaitkunas. Respite for Lithuania.
  • 10'
    Cucurella fires from distance following another Spain corner, but it's blazed miles over the bar.
  • 8'
    Bryan Gil offside for Spain. The Spaniards seeing most of the ball here and moving it around nicely, Lithuania looking a bit lethargic.
de España en el 3'
  • 3'
    Goal for Spain!!! Guillamon scores!! Spain take it short from the corner, Manu Garcia driving into the box. His cross is deflected into Guillamon around the penalty spot, who thrashes it home. What a finish from the CB!
  • 1'
    Early chance for Spain! Abel Ruiz turns well in the Lithuania half, but his shot goes just wide of the post.
  • 1'
    We're underway!
Start of match

Start of match

  • PRVW
    It's a lovely day in Leganés, the temperature a boiling 34º!
  • PRVW
    It will be an all-French officiating team for this one, with Willy Delajod on referee duties. There will be no VAR!
  • PRVW
    Lithuania XI: Svedkauska (GK); Mikoliunas, Beneta, Girdvainis, Vaitkunas; Megelaitis, Simkus; Novikovas, Golubickas, Verbickas; Cernych.
  • PRVW
    Spain XI: Alvaro Fernandez (GK); Oscar, Mingueza, Guillamon, Cucurella; Gonzalo Villar, Zubimendi, Manu Garcia; Brahim, Abel Ruiz, Bryan Gil.
  • PRVW
    Team news is in!
  • PRVW
    Spain have been forced to field their U21 side - including staff - as the first team remain in isolation following Sergio Busquet's positive COVID test.


08 June 2021, 20:45

Referee: Willy Delajod

Stadium: Municipal de Butarque

  • PRVW
    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of Spain v Lithuania in the side's last international friendly before the Euros!