FC Žalgiris couldn't beat Žalgiris Kaunas for the second time this season – in the 18th round of A league Kaunas side secured a 1:1 draw with Lithuanian champions.
Lukša played all 90 minutes Photo: Saulius Čirba
Despite longer ball possession, Žalgiris hardly found spaces in a tight hosts defence, while Žalgiris Kaunas had few good chances to score and on 11 minutes they managed to do that. Džiugas Bartkus parried Mario Duque's penalty kick, nevertheless, Spanish midfielder was accurate on a second try.
However, on 38 minutes Mantas Kuklys scored a spectacular free kick and leveled the score. In the second half Žalgiris showed much better football, but couldn't score a game winner, also, Žalgiris Kaunas midfielder Aurimas Raginis found himself free in the penalty box in the dying minutes and didn't became a hero of this game.
Kauno Žalgiris 1:1 (1:1) FC Žalgiris
Goals:11 min. M.Duque; 38 min. M.Kuklys
Yellow cards:49 min. I.Dedura, 73 min. L.Kochanauskas; 17 min. M.Traore, 75 min. M.Mbodj
Kauno Žalgiris:M.Stonys, K.Gusočenka, I.Dedura, M.Muniz (61 min. P.Malakas), M.Duque, A.Raginis, B.Leite (79 min. I.Yasinski), E.Mickevičius (66 min. L.Kochanauskas), P.Širvys, E.Kloniūnas, V.Bachiashvili.
Žalgiris:Dž.Bartkus, D.Slijngard, D.Oyarzun, M.Mbodj, R.Baravykas, Elivelto, M.Kuklys, M.Traore (64 min. B.Atajič), D.Romanovskis (46 min. M.Ljujič), V.Lukša, D.Šernas.