The match №17, play-off, fourth tournament day.
Lithuania - Azerbaijan 1:1 (6:5)
January 8th, 2012, Saint-Petersburg, "Zenith" sport games palace, 100 spectators.
Judges: Saraev, Rodionov, Bolkhovitin
Lithuania: Suvaizdis, Petrauskas, Aleksandravichus, Artimavichus (C), Cherkauskas, Krasnovskis (Sirgedas, 46), Narbutas (Judickas, 45), Kazlauskas (Spalvis, 46), Skurdelis (Breive, 87), Galdikas, Raziunas
Head coach: Vingilis Antanas
Azerbaijan: Azizov, Ismailov, Yusibov, Bayramov, Aleskerov, Badalov (Abdullayev, 46), Jamaladdinov, Aliyev (Masimov, 82), Nasirli (Isayev, 38), Musayev, Salahli
Head coach: Velli Kasumov
Goals: Aleskerov (50), Skurdelis (57)
Yellow cards: Ismailov (14), Aliyev (20), Krasnovskis (26), Badalov (34), Galdikas (45+), Musayev (80), Abdullayev (89)
Red cards: Ismailov (70)
Best players: Galdikas, Aleskerov
Head coach of Lithuanian Vingilis Antanas :
- I admit we were lucky in this match. We got together, hide emotions, managed to score, well, and in the end won the lottery! By the way, we worked on a penalty kick before the tournament at the training camp. You see, it worked!
Head coach of Azerbaijan team Velli Kasumov:
- Despite the fact that we lost today it was our best match oт the tournament. Bad thing - we have weak realization of scoring chances. Good thing - that we have a lot of chances! During this match we were in advantage but, being in the minority, missed a goal. Penalty, according to all football experts and in my own opinion also, is a lottery. We didn't have special trainings. Anyway, I think that a penalty kick must be able to make any professional football player.