In parallel with this duel at the Zemgale Olympic Center Stadium, RFS defeated “Jelgava” with 4: 0 (3: 0).
Artūrs Zjuzins, Emersons Santana Deuslesian, Jānis Ikaunieks and Namdi Činonso Ofors stood out in the ranks of RFS,
The first real chance to score in the game was in the 20th minute, when Ofors played back to Ikauniek from the depth of the penalty area. Ikaunieks, who recently joined the Riga club, made an inaccurate shot.
RFS managed to get the lead in the 25th minute, when Aleksandrs Solovjovs centered the ball in the penalty area from the left side of the field, but Zjuzins was the most skilled “on the second floor”, reaching 1: 0. The result was doubled in the 32nd minute, when Deuslesian ran after Ophorp alone against the goalkeeper.
The Rigans scored another goal six minutes before going to the locker room. A cross coming in on the left hand side left Deuslesiane alone in front of the goal after 3 minutes but his shot was woeful. For the midfielder, this was the first goal in the RFS.
The first half of the second half took place in a calmer atmosphere, but the initiative still belonged to the Latvian Cup winner RFS. The majority of the ball in control of the ball also brought the result to the scoreboard, because in the 72nd minute with a repeated shot 4: 0 Ofors. The attacker was the first to get to the ball after Dimitrija Grigorjeva and from a close distance was able to take the ball into the goal.
Jelgavnieki repeatedly tried to create dangerous situations at the opponents’ goal until the end of the match, but the RFS defense line worked without errors.
“Jelgava” after three fights, in which the teams at the bottom of the tournament table celebrated the victory over the Tukums unit and played a draw with “Daugavpils” and “Metta”, in the previous fight the guests with “0” 3 recognized the superiority of “Riga”.
Since losing to Ventspils, RFS has celebrated two victories with the guests 2: 3 – 5: 2 over “Valmiera” and in the last round 3: 0 against “Liepāja” – but in the middle the guests played 1: 1 with “Spartak”.
In the first mutual game of the season, RFS won with 1: 0 in their field.
“Riga” is in the leading positions of the Premier League, which has accumulated 39 points after 14 matches. RFS is five points less in 14 games, Valmiera is in third place with 24 points. 19 points in 13 battles are for Jurmala “Spartak”, 16 points are for “Ventspils”, 15 points in 14 matches are “Daugavpils” and “Metta”. “Jelgava” has 14 points, “Liepāja” has 11 points in 12 games, but “Tukums 2000” / TSS has reached four points in 14 dues.
This season, ten teams will start in the Super League, which is one more than last year and two more than yesterday. Also, this season in the Super League, the legionnaire limit has been raised to eight players. This means that there must be at least three players prepared for the association on the court at the same time. Last year, the limit was five foreign players.
As in many other countries, the number of permitted substitutions has been increased from three to five after the coronavirus break in the regulations of the Premier League championship in the 2020 season.
Due to a three-month forced break, three will be played instead of the four planned laps this season.
Last year, “Riga” was crowned Latvian champion, but RFS won its first trophy in the history of the club, which won the national cup.