FC Žalgiris finished second quarter of A league on a gloomy note. Lithuanian champions played the worst match of this season and lost to last-placed Žalgiris Kaunas by scoreline 0:2.
Žalgiris lost second time in this season Photo: Arūnas Kisielius
Guests was dominating the midfield and numerous times invaded Kaunas side penalty box, nevertheless, hosts made a perfect counter attack on 28 minutes and Ernestas Mickevičius scored the first goal. Later Aurimas Raginis was face-to-face with Žalgiris goalkeeper Saulius Klevinskas, who saved his team from second goal.
On the second half opponents made Žalgiris mission even harder – on 66 minutes Mario Duque made a run into penalty box and calmly steered the ball past the goalkeeper. At the end of the game Žalgiris had a lot of amazing chances to score, however, luck wasn't on a guests side.
After 14 rounds of A league Žalgiris is still six points ahead from second-placed Sūduva.
Žalgiris Kaunas 2:0 (1:0) FC Žalgiris
Goals: 28 min. E.Mickevičius, 66 min. M.Duque
Yellow cards: 27 min. A.Raginis, 61 min. I.Dedura, 86 min. E.Kloniūnas
Kauno Žalgiris: M.Stonys, L.Chapodze, Y.Iwasaki, I.Dedura, E.Kloniūnas, I.Yasinski, M.Duque, T.Bučma (58 min. P.Malakas), Brunno, A.Raginis (90+2 min. M.Vasiliauskas), E.Mickevičius (84 min. R.Krušnauskas).
Žalgiris:S.Klevinskas, D.Slijngard, G.Freidegeimas, M.Mbodj, R.Baravykas (67 min. E.Vaitkūnas), M.Kuklys, M.Ljujič (46 min. L.Klimavičius), B.Atajič (46 min. V.Lukša), S.Nyuiadzi, Elivelto, D.Šernas.