Oct 12, 2014 at 7.45pm UK at ‚ÄčLFF Stadium, Vilnius
LithuaniaLithuania
0-2
Slovenia

Novikovas (45'), Matulevicius (45'), Chvedukas (56'), Kijanskas (93')
FT(HT: 0-2)
Novakovic (33', 37')
Stefanovic (23')

Result: Lithuania dispatched by Milivoje Novakovic brace

Slovenia earn a 2-0 win against Lithuania in their Euro 2016 Group E qualifier this evening, thanks to Milivoje Novakovic's brace.

A Milivoje Novakovic brace has given Slovenia a 2-0 win away at Lithuania in their Euro 2016 Group E qualifier this evening.

Slovenia's forward Milivoje Novakovic (2nd L) celebrates with his teammates after scoring during the Euro 2016 Group E qualifying football match Lithuania vs Slovenia in Kaunas, Lithuania on October 12, 2014© Getty Images

The first chance of the game fell to the visitors, who saw Jasmin Kurtic blast a long-range effort wide in the fifth minute.

Both sides traded chances at an even rate in the early stages of the game, with Deivydas Matulevicius's chance in the 20th minute flying just wide of the right-hand post.

The breakthrough was made by Slovenia in the 33rd minute, courtesy of Nejc Pecnik's fine ball to Novakovic, who subsequently fired past Giedrius Arlauskis into the hosts' net.

The 35-year-old, who plays for Shimizu S-Pulse in Japan, then doubled his side's lead when he smashed home from close range into the top of the Lithuania goal just four minutes later.

Igoris Pankratjevas's charges set about trying to address their two-goal deficit in the second half and stepped up their attacks, Gediminas Vicius and Arvydas Novikovas threatening Samir Handanovic's goal early on.

Arturas Zulpa then forced a save from the Slovenia keeper just after the hour, but as time ticked on, chances became more at a premium, as the visitors sought to take the sting out of the game.

Mikoliunas and Novikovas had further chances on goal in the last 10 minutes of the match, but ultimately, Slovenia managed to see off their opponents and secure all three points.

Slovenia's forward Milivoje Novakovic (2nd L) celebrates with his teammates after scoring during the Euro 2016 Group E qualifying football match Lithuania vs Slovenia in Kaunas, Lithuania on October 12, 2014
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