FC Žalgiris strengthened their place at the top of Lithuanian championship. Vilnius side secured 7th victory in a row, while beating Atlantas 1:0 in the 9th round of A league.


The game deciding goal was scored on 20 minutes, when Matija Ljujič found Elivelto, who made a run into the penalty box and hit the ball in the back of the net. It was the 7th goal in the A league season for the 25-year-old Brazilian.

Atlantas came storming in the second half – visiting side had some clear chances but Donovan Slijngard and a post saved Žalgiris from an equaliser. Žalgiris was dangerous in the counter attacks, thus Darvydas Šernas could seal a game, however, an experienced striker wasn't precise.



Match statistics:

FC Žalgiris 1:0 (1:0) Klaipėdos Atlantas

Goal: 20 min. Elivelto

Yellow cards: 53 min. S.Blagojevič, 65 min. E.Vaitkūnas, 90 min. G.Freidgeimas; 20 min. D.Kazlauskas, 53 min. A.Paniukov, 77 min. M.Beneta

Žalgiris: S.Klevinskas, D.Slijngard, G.Freidgeimas, M.Mbodj, E.Vaitkūnas, S.Blagojevič, M.Kuklys, M.Ljujič (79 min. B.Atajič), V.Lukša, Elivelto (83 min. K.Andrič), D.Šernas (68 min. S.Nyuiadzi).

Atlantas: D.Mikelionis, J.Raziūnas, S.Obivalin, V.Gašpuitis, M.Beneta, A.Bartkus, L.Pilibaitis, D.Kazlauskas, O.Dmitrijev, J.Vereščiak (80 min. A.Čofu), A.Paniukov.