Tour review: Two surprises at the bottom of the table | Sports

Tour review: Two surprises at the bottom of the table | Sports
Tour review: Two surprises at the bottom of the table | Sports

Persisted. Telšiai “Džiugas” finished the month of March on a high note – they defeated the historically unfavorable “Banga” of Gargždai 2:0 away from home.

The dream start continues: the team from Giugia are the only ones who have not lost and have not conceded a goal. With 11 points, the Žemaitija club in Gargždais, which did not give up the first position, achieved victory even without Nino Noordanus.

Newbies. After the injury suffered by Tomas Rapalavičius, “Džiugas” reacted quickly and invited the midfielder Bacary Sane to their ranks. The Senegalese played the entire 90 minutes in Gargždai.

Carlos Eduardo and Ben Shatkus did not help “Banga” in the last match, but 18-year-old Justas Paštukas made his debut.

Boomerang. Just like in 2023, the first meeting of the teams of Kaunas district “Hegelmann” and “Panevėžys” ended 4:2. True, this time the blue and white won.

In the Kaunas district team, all different players scored goals, and Patrick Popescu, who scored for the third time, once again placed himself among the top scorers of the championship.

A paradox. “Panevėžys” opened the scoring account in the sixth official match of the season – Nicolas Gorobsovs realized the penalty. However, this and Noel Mbo’s well-timed strike did not bring happiness.

The team from the capital of Aukštaitija conceded as many as 4 goals and it was only the second such time since the 2021 season. The first one took place on August 7, 2022 – then Panevėžys lost 1:4 to “Sūduva” in Marijampolė.

Return. Vilnius district “TransINVEST” football players ended a streak of three defeats, defeating FA “Šiauliai” 1:0 after a goal by Henrique Devens and moving up to the middle of the tournament table.

Returning to TOPsport A league after almost seven years, the strategist Donatas Vencevičius was happy with the victory in the first attempt. In the next match, the debutants will meet with “Sūduva”.

Losses. Last season’s bronze medalists welcome the six-game series in April in a very bloody state.

Male last Saturday, coach Mindaugas Čepas was without Mantas Kuklis, David Šešplaukis, Eligijaus Jankauskas, Vytas Gašpuitis and Donatas Kazlauskas, besides, right before the match it became clear that Martynas Dapkus would not be able to play either.

Angular. Alytus DFK “Dainava” scored a goal from a standard position in the second meeting in a row. After Artiom Baftalovskis raised the corner again, Ode Abdullahi scored.

This was the first goal scored by a 21-year-old Nigerian football player in the Lithuanian championship. “Dainava” won for the second time in a row and ranks fourth with 8 points.

Advices. The team from Marijampole started the season productively, but in the last two matches they did not score a single goal. Strategist Dovydas Lastauskas was eloquent after Sunday’s defeat.

“We need to call Andriis Lipskis, how to defend and how to score”, D. Lastauskas commented on the situation.

Section. “Žalgiris” of Vilnius beat “Žalgiris” of Kaunas 1:0 after a goal scored by Liviu Antalis and remained in the top three.

The legionnaire from Romania scored in the third match in a row and has sent the ball into the opponent’s goal 55 times in the TOPsport A league.

Exchange. “Žalgiris”, which has few more experienced Lithuanians in its ranks, had to make a forced substitution in the first half.

Team captain Ovidijus Verbickas was replaced in the 15th minute, 18-year-old Martynas Šetkus was thrown into the fight in his place. It was his third match in the Lithuanian championship.

The article is in Lithuanian

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