FC Žalgiris Vilnius began the pursuit for the LFF Cup with a 6:0 (3:0) round of 32 win against FC Kauno Žalgiris Kaunas. Three of the goals were scored by the two new Serbian signings.
Episode in the match
Despite a cautious approach in the start of the half, the visitors from Vilnius took the initiative early on. Many attacks came down the wings, as Bahrudin Atajic and Vytautas Lukša were especially active in their positions. Mantas Kuklys distributed the ball well in the middle.
The two Serbs demonstrated their connection in the 14th
minute. Kaludjerovic crossed the ball into the box as Ljujic found himself in the centre of attack and comfortably headed the ball into the net to give FC Žalgiris Vilnius the lead.
The visitors continued to dominate possession after the goal, with the home side just occasionally making a break through in a counter attack. One of those moments led to FC Kauno Žalgiris Kaunas hitting the crossbar.
It was the visitors who made use of a counter attack though, as in the 36th
minute of the match Kaludjerovic and Vytautas Lukša went two on one against the goalkeeper, and the Serb passed the ball to the Lithuanian for an open goal to make it 2:0.
The Serbian duo continued to show their understanding on the pitch in the 44th
minute, when Kaludjerovic tripled FC Žalgiris' lead after an assist from Ljujic.
The goals kept on coming in the second half as well - Ljujic scored his second and the team's fourth goal of the match in the 50th
minute, meaning the Serb now has three goals in his first two matches for FC Žalgiris.
In form Linas Pilibaitis made sure to get involved in the party and put the icing on the cake with two goals in the 83rd
minutes of the match, the latter coming after an exquisite back heel assist from Tautvydas Eliošius.
The end result of 6:0 for FC Žalgiris meant that the team have gone through to the round of 16 of the LFF Cup. FC Kauno Žalgiris Kaunas - FC Žalgiris Vilnius 0:6 (0:3)
LFF Cup, round of 32, NFA stadium, Kaunas
14' [0:1] Matija Ljujic
36' [0:2] Vytautas Lukša
44' [0:3] Andrija Kaludjerovic
50' [0:4] Matija Ljujic
83' [0:5] Linas Pilibaitis
86' [0:6] Linas PilibaitisBookings:
37' Mantas Kuklys (FC Žalgiris Vilnius).FC Žalgiris Vilnius line-up:
Saulius Klevinskas, Donovan Slijngard, Linas Klimavičius (46' Mamadou Mbodj), Marius Žaliūkas, Justas Lasickas, Mantas Kuklys, Matija Ljujic (62' Marin Matoš), Linas Pilibaitis, Bahrudin Atajic (46' Jorge Chula), Vytautas Lukša (63' Tautvydas Eliošius), Andrija Kaludjerovic (68' Simonas Stankevičius).