Kaunas: World and European champions Spain remained unbeaten atop Group I of Euro 2012 qualifying with a 3-1 victory over Lithuania here on Tuesday.
Goals from Xavi and Juan Manuel Mata sandwiched an own goal by Tadas Kijanskas to hand the Spaniards their fifth win from five games, although the hosts had briefly drawn level with a wonder strike by Marius Stankevicius.
"It was important to win today despite the lamentable state of the pitch," said Spain midfielder Xavi. "It's just sand, it's sad to see a pitch like that. You can't play football here.