Photo by P. Žukauskas.
At the European Championships, the Lithuanian national football team (0-3) finally went one step further from its first victory in the most surprising way.
Kazios Maksvytis’ student was not a match for the German hosts (3-0) in an impressive match that even required extra time. 2 107: 109 (19:19, 22:27, 24:20, 24 : 23, 7: 7), 11:13) And it makes your position a bit more complicated in the game.
Lithuanian national team results
In the first match of the championship, Lithuania lost to Slovenia after a hard fight (85: 92).
Prior to this match, the Lithuanian national team played 7 friendly matches and won all the matches.
The Lithuanian national team played its first two matches against the Estonian national team. Kazis Maksvytis’ students confidently won the first match with a difference of 14 points (84:70). Indeed, the second match between them was even greater, and the Lithuanians won it by a fragile difference of two points (90:88).
In the next two matches, the national team tested the Finnish basketball player. The Lithuanians had no major problems with their opponents in either match and won two convincing victories (76:61 and 87:52).
The last two tests of the national team are the most serious against the world champions Spain.
The Lithuanians won the first match in Gran Canaria with 5 points difference (82:77) and the second in Vilnius – also after a hard fight, the Lithuanian team got Victory (78:76).
The Lithuanians played their last friendly against the Netherlands and won another convincing victory (94:68) and ended the friendly unbeaten run.
On August 24, Lithuania officially played Hungary in the World Cup qualifiers. After a fierce battle, Kazis Maksvytis’ students were able to win (88:78).
In the last match before the European Championships, Lithuania faced the Montenegrin basketball team. Struggling for two quarters, the Lithuanians confidently controlled and overcame their opponents in qualifying for the World Championships (90:73).
German national team results
The German team started the European Championship with a victory over the French team (76:63).
Germany played six games (5 wins and 1 loss) before the European Championships.
The German national football team started its preparations for the European Championship with a match against Belgium and after a hard fight defeated their opponents (87:83).
In the second match, Germany were exhausted by a victory over the Netherlands (68:66).
After the match, the Germans took part in a friendly match in which they finished second.
In the semi-finals, Germany defeated the Czech Republic 101:90 and in the final they did not face Serbia 56:83.
After this match, Germany played two official matches in the selection for the World Cup.
In the first match, Germany defeated Sweden confidently (67:50) and in the second match they had an impressive victory over Slovenia (90:71).
Since 2010, Lithuania and Germany have met three times and Lithuania have won all of them.
In 2010, Lithuania won 78:67 in a friendly match.
In 2011, the national football team met in the group stage of the European Championship, which Lithuania won with a score of 84:75.
The last time these national teams met was at the 2017 European Basketball Championships, where Lithuania won (89:72).
Lithuanian-German match broadcast
The match between Lithuania and Germany will be broadcast on TV3 and online on TV3 Play and GO3. The match will start on Sunday at 15:30.