Cymru vs. Lithuania | 2025 European Under-21 Championship – Qualifying competition – GrpI


      Live ReportMatch Summary

      1. Watch the highlights from Rodney Parade as Cymru beat Lithuania in the U21 EURO qualifiers.

      2. 📸 That moment you score a goal on your debut.
        👏 Lewis Koumas!


        Following an early scare, Cymru fought back with a convincing performance to win this match against Lithuania in the UEFA U21 Championship qualifiers.

        The visitors shocked the home crowd when they took a 12th minute lead through Motiejus Burba.

        It was a thunderous strike but Lithuania’s lead didn’t last long as Cymru equalised moments later.

        Luke Harris got the assist as he set Rubin Colwill free to dribble into the box where he placed the ball into the net for 1-1.

        Lithuania looked more dangerous in the second half and Gustas Jarusevičius nearly regained the lead but Evan Watts was equal to the effort and made the save.

        The match was won after Lewis Koumas came off the bench to round off a lovely move with a sublime finish by placing the ball inside the righthand post.

        It was a deserved win for Matty Jones’ team who dominated the majority of the match.

        The attention of Cymru U21 now turns to a friendly against Morocco at the Mardan Sports Complex in Aksu, Turkey on Tuesday (26 March).

      4. Yellow card


      5. Yellow card


      6. Substitution

        EWING Oliver replaces COLWILL Rubin

      7. FULL-TIME

        Cymru 2-1 Lithuania
        It’s all over at Rodney Parade as Cymru win this U21 EURO qualifier with goals from Colwill and Koumas.

      8. Substitution


      9. Substitution


      10. What a moment for Koumas!

      11. Substitution


      12. Goal

        KOUMAS Lewis

      13. GÔÔÔÔL!!! Lovely finish from Koumas as Cymru finally take the lead!

      14. Goal

        KOUMAS Lewis

      15. Substitution

        POPOV Christopher replaces JONES Patrick Samuel

      16. SHOT! Lewis Koumas has a chance to give Cymru the lead but he strikes inches wide of the righthand post.

      17. CLOSE! Fin Stevens fires a shot from close range but the keeper makes the save. Cymru are starting to look a little frustrated here.

      18. Substitution


      19. Substitution


      20. Substitution

        KOUMAS Lewis replaces COTTERILL Joel Leigh

      21. Substitution

        KOUMAS Lewis replaces COTTERILL Joel Leigh

      22. Yellow card

        ASHWORTH Zachary

      23. Gustas Jarusevičius nearly regains the lead for Lithuania but Evan Watts is equal to the effort and makes the save.

      24. With an hour played, Cymru are creating chances but have been unable to find a goal.

      25. Yellow card


      26. KICK OFF! The second half is underway.

      27. 📸 Cymru captain, Fin Stevens in action during the first half.

      28. HALF-TIME

        Cymru 1-1 Lithuania
        The visitors shocked the home crowd when they took a 12th minute lead through Motiejus Burba.

        It was a thunderous strike but Lithuania’s lead didn’t last long as Cymru equalised moments later.

        Luke Harris got the assist as he set Rubin Colwill free to dribble into the box where he placed the ball into the net for 1-1.

        Cymru dominated the half and Matty Jones will be expecting more of the same control in the second-half and will trust in his team to get themselves in the lead.

      29. SO CLOSE! Zac Ashworth fires the ball from distance and the swerve of the shot made it tricky for Julius Virilas to take the ball out of the air.

      30. Since equalising, Cymru have remained in control of this fixture but so far the Lithuanian defence have managed to keep the ball out of their net.

      31. 📸 Colwill celebrates his equaliser for Cymru.

      32. The XI 📸

      33. Goal

        COLWILL Rubin

      34. Goal

        COLWILL Rubin

      35. GÔÔÔL!!! Cymru hit back with immediate effect as Rubin Colwill runs through the Lithuanian defence to level the match 1-1.

      36. GÔL! Against the run of play Lithuania have scored!
        Motiejus Burba scores with a stunning strike to shock Cymru.

      37. Goal


      38. Goal


      39. Cymru are in full control of the ball here at Rodney Parade and in these early stages have already created several chances.

      40. KICK OFF!

        The match is underway.

      41. The warm-ups are completed 💪

      42. Kick off approaches at Rodney Parade.

      43. Watch Cymru U21 manager Matty Jones talk to the press ahead of the EURO U21 qualifier against Lithuania.

        Click here to watch

      44. Here’s the Cymru starting XI.

      45. Here’s the state of play in Group I ahead of the game. Group leaders Denmark face Austria in their next fixture on Tuesday which means Cymru can go back to the top of the group with a victory this evening.

      46. The squad 📸

      47. Preparing for Friday’s fixture.

      48. Lewis Koumas, who scored on his Liverpool debut against Southampton in the FA Cup last month, is one of seven players in the squad who could make their debuts for Cymru U21 this evening.

        Alex Williams, James Lannin-Sweet, Evan Watts, Ben Lloyd, Oliver Ewing and Terence Miles will also be hoping to do the same.

      49. Joel Colwill and Tom Davies in the gym…

      50. Cymru made the short trip to St Fagans this week to learn more about the history of Wales. It comes a year after the squad first set out their aims for their qualifying campaign at Big Pit National Coal Museum.

      51. Cymru have achieved a string of impressive results and put themselves in a strong position to make history by reaching a UEFA EURO U21 finals tournament for the first time.

        They have passed the halfway mark in their qualifying journey, so we’ve taken a look back at their campaign so far.

        📖 Read more 👉 Cymru’s UEFA EURO U21 qualifying journey

      52. With the senior and U21 teams both based in Hensol, Rob Page and his staff are able to cast eyes over U21 training.

      53. Cymru U21 captain Fin Stevens trained with the senior team on Monday.

      54. There have been a few changes to the squad as Charlie Crew, Owen Beck and Cian Ashford have all withdrawn due to injuries, while Cameron Congreve and James Lannin-Sweet have been called up. It is the latter’s first call up since Cymru’s friendly against Austria in September 2022.

      55. Cymru U21 have arrived on camp ahead of their upcoming fixtures against Lithuania U21 and Morocco U23. The fixture against Lithuania will take place at Rodney Parade on Friday 22 March before they travel to Turkey to face Morocco on Tuesday 26 March.

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