In the confrontation of the leaders – the triumph of “Žalgiris”

On March, the March 15 round of the Optibet A League was crowned by a confrontation between the leaders. “Ževiris” broke “Panevėžys” in Vilnius 2:0 (2: 0) and returned to the top of the table.

The high score of the duel was started by the national champions. In the ninth minute, Panevėžys made a mistake on the side of the field, and Fabiano Ouregos’ short shot was corrected by Renanas Oliveira.

“Žalgiris” controlled the situation in the square and once again punished the opponents with cold blood. A counterattack by Ovidijus Verbickas after 25 minutes could have resulted in a goal, but R. Oliveirai, coming in on the left, couldn’t get the shot off.

Panevėžys, who stalled in the attack, had the first more ambitious goal to score in the 34th minute. Elivelto almost put the reducer away having drawn the entire left side defense away, but the shot went straight into the arms of the goalkeeper.

After the break, Valdas Urbonas’ students engaged a higher gear and actively looked for ways to mitigate the result. One of many good crosses from Ernestas Veliulis on the wing was received and skillfully taken care of by Eduardo Alonso, who scored for FC. In the other situation, Joshua Akpudje had a good opportunity to score the lead goal but the home team’s goalkeeper made the save.

In the second half, Panevėžys played in the first number, and the team from Žalgiris regularly had to defend themselves in a corner situation. However, the visitors’ defense showed a great experience and maintained a solid advantage.

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After the match, Žalgiris (32 points) re-established itself in the first place, and Panevėžys (30 points) fell to the second place.


In the middle of the Optibet A League tournament table, Kaunas Žalgiris won for the fourth time in the last five matches.

Rokas Garasto’s troops return confidently after the national team break – at home in the 15th round match 4:0 (1: 0) defeated the outsider Jonava.

In the first minutes of the match, both teams scored after a shot: Michael Thuique shot from close range and Lucas Martorelli’s long attempt was made by Deividas Mikelionis.

This was followed by a long silence, but in the second half of the first half the initiative was clearly taken over by the hosts. Marko Pejičius hunt a clearance of L. Martorellio but he sent it outside. ‘ Soon Kauno Žalgiris could excel again, but Martynas Matuzas blocked both Moussa Sangare’s and Grato Sirgėdas’ strikes in one attack.

In the middle of the second half, Jonaviečiai capitulated already in the 47th minute. G. Sirgėdas found Lina Pilibaitis in the penalty area, who was thrown into the fight after the break, and he aimed the ball at the goal with a second touch.

In the 58th minute, Kauno Žalgiris scored the third goal – Moussa Sangare, who received the transfer of M. Thuique. The scorer was M. Thuique.

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