„Žalgiris“ showed very strong performance and beat „Atlantas“ 7-0 at home.
Hosts made their intentions clear from the first minutes. New star of „General Financing A league“ Calum Elliot scored first goal in 5th minute. „Žalgiris“ still put pressure on „Atlantas“ and youngster Donatas Kazlauskas made header in 21th. minute. Algis Jankauskas scored another header after five minutes. At the end of period C. Elliot showed world class skills and scored twice in 42th and 45th minute. „Žalgiris“ ended first half having very comfortable 5-0 lead.
Second half was pretty much the same. Hosts tried to score and visitors wanted to defend their net somehow. C. Elliot found the net fourth time at the beginning of second period and helped his team to take crushing 6-0 lead. Vaidas Šilėnas smashed the ball in to make the score 7-0 with 75 minutes played. After 1 minute C. Elliot had one more chance to extend the lead but he failed to convert a penalty. „Žalgiris“ celebrated its second victory and took first place in domestic league.
Head coach Damir Petravić was pleased with his team‘s performance: „It‘always easier to play at home and reach the objectives. Today we did it and played really good. Players run and passed the ball very well. We took our chances and scored the goals. I hope next game we will play the same way“, - said D. Petravić.
C. Elliot was happy but disappointed with missed penalty: „Today it wasn‘t very easy to play. Opponents worked and fought till the end. We are happy to won this game. I am just disappointed that missed the penalty but most important thing is that we won and picked up six points in first two games. That was what we wanted. Team is looking forward to the next game now“, - said new league‘s top scorer.
Other second round results of the „General Financing A league“: "Šiauliai" 2 : 1 "Kruoja", "Dainava" 0 : 0 "Banga", "Tauras" 1 : 4 "Sūduva", "Reo" 0 : 1 "Ekranas".