Kauno Žalgiris started the March of the second stage of the UEFA European Conference League selection with a painful defeat. Rokas Garast’s students lost to The New Saints from Wales 0: 5 (0: 4).
From the first moments of the match, the people of Žalgiris were in tight control of the ball and formed a chance in the first minutes when Deividas Šešplaukis shot near the goal.
But there was an idea to it – the misdirected ball was turned into a cross towards FC, who was waiting for it in the box. The scorer was Leo Smith.
After a few minutes, the wings could have scored another goal when his head made a very dangerous shot near the goal shaft.
When the team moved to the second half, Kaunas scored three more goals. Two of them were hit by rival striker Danielis Davies, and in the 40th minute after the error of Žalgiris, Declanas McManusas scored 0: 4.
After the break, the people of Žalgiris settled on the side of the opponents’ field without waiting for anything and almost did not allow the opponents to visit closer to the goal of David Mikelionis, but the opportunities to create opportunities were rare.
Michaelas Thuique entered the game for fc as the match clock showed 70 minutes.
With 80 minutes played, Choco’s Kaunas team fell dramatically just outside the penalty area. However, the referee was unimpressed, and booked him for diving.
In the 87th minute, the visitors scored the first shot in the second half of the match and managed to score for the fifth time. The ball is passed straight through to the other end of the penalty area, with hopes for it to reach Jordan Williams.
The playoffs will be played in Wales on July 29th.