FC Žalgiris didn't forget the blow against Utenis, which is the only in this A league season, and crushed Utena side 4:0 in the 8th round of Lithuanian championship and secured sixth victory in a row.
Žalgiris players showed their offensive potential Photo: Saulius Čirba
Darvydas Šernas this time didn't score, but Elivelto, Bahrudin Atajič and Serge Nyuiadzi for a moment made Žalgiris a top-scoring team in A league. Brazilian international performed double on 22 and 71 minutes, while Atajič scored on 66 minutes and later made an assist for Nyuiadzi, who got his first goal after a comeback on 78 minutes.
This match in Visaginas was special for 17-year-old goalkeeper Airidas Mickevičius. On 1 minute Armantas Vitkauskas was injured after a collision with former Žalgiris striker Edvinas Baniulis, so Mickevičius stepped into the game, made a clean sheet and become the youngest goalkeeper, who played for Žalgiris in A league in this millenium.
Utenos Utenis 0:4 (0:1) FC Žalgiris
Goals: 22 min. ir 71 min. Elivelto, 66 min. B.Atajič, 78 min. S.Nyuiadzi
Yellow cards: 2 min. E.Baniulis, 33 min. G.Zagurskas, 56 min. R.Silva; 73 min. S.Mikoliūnas
Utenis:D.Garača, A.Tručinskas, A.Kuhan, R.Silva, C.Bruun, V.Jeriomenko (60 min. R.Štraus), G.Zagurskas, T.Dodlek, M.Vechurko, T.Matsunaga (53 min. Š.Sulaimonov), E.Baniulis (79 min. V.Nikitin).
Žalgiris: A.Vitkauskas (3 min. A.Mickevičius), R.Baravykas, M.Mbodj, G.Freidgeimas, E.Vaitkūnas, M.Kuklys, M.Ljujič, B.Atajič, S.Mikoliūnas, Elivelto (73 min. S.Nyuiadzi), D.Šernas (67 min. S.Blagojevič).