Photo by E. Žaldaris.
After the 27th round of the “Optibet A League”, many Lithuanian champions have moved away from rivals.
Stop. Telšiai “Džiugas” will gain more confidence after last weekend’s match. Coach Joao Prates enjoys his second win, but it was decided at home by beating Marijampole “Sūduva” – 2: 1 .
Specialists from Portugal and his army were able to break 11 unbeaten matches and this allowed the deficit from Gargždas “Banga” to be reduced to 6 points.
Confrontation. In the Optibet A League, another clash of football strategists from Portugal took place – J. Prates vs. Miguel Moreira. In the second attempt with Sūduva, he failed to defeat Džiugo and it was only the second defeat while M. Moreira was in charge of Sūduva.
The team in fifth place has 45 points, but in terms of losing points, their position is more grateful.
Five. “Panevėžys” became the third club this year to fail to beat “Jonavas” all the time – the fight ended 1: 1. After the meeting, it was reported that the club of the capital Aukštaitija went a different route with him. Coach Valdas Urbonas.
In this way, the strategists of the five national champions have continued their work since the beginning of the season: David Afonso, Andrius Skerla, Rokas Garast, Mindaugas Čep and Vladimir Čeburin.
Fifty. Brazilian Elivelto, who ended his goal drought nearly five months with a penalty, achieved a rare result for a foreign footballer. The 30-year-old striker scored his 50th goal in the Lithuanian Championship against “Jonavas”.
Only Elivelt Rafael Ledesma’s compatriot has scored more goals than any other team in the Optibet A League.
Gone. Vilnius “Žalgiris” defeated “Kaunas Žalgiris” – 2: 0 after a tough fight after Kipris Kažukolovs goal and the champion’s top scorer was Renans Oliveiras. This made it possible to further increase the advantage over the team ranked 2-6.
After this defeat, Kaunas Žalgiris’ 7-match unbeaten streak ended.
Change. In the meeting between “Kaunas Žalgiris” and “aunalgiris” an unusual rotation occurred. Referee Donatas Rumšas was unable to resume play, so he was substituted in the 52nd minute – substitute Robertas Valikonis resumed his work on the pitch.
Endure. Vilnius “Knights” did not beat Kaunas “Hegelmann” in the 7th attempt, but got a positive enough result and finished blue and white without a goal – 0: 0. In the last four meetings, Vilnius have scored 10 points.
Armantas Vitkauskas have kept 12 clean sheets this year and this is the best result of the season.
Clamping Hegelmann have lost the taste of victory recently, having won just once in their last seven matches. The team coached by Andrias Skerlas is in second place with 50 points, but according to the losing points, they have already dropped to fourth and the “Knights” and “Kauno Žalgiris” are very close.
Trends. FA “Šiauliai” and “Banga” shared a third time from the same number of matches this year – the battle at Šiauliai ended 1: 1. Sun City have 35 points and are currently seventh.
In turn, Gargžda collected four points last week and did not let “Dziug” get close.