FC Žalgiris played an interesting match in the 20th round of A league – Vilnius side was in front but Sūduva Marijampolė managed to score at the end of the game and take a 1:1 draw.


Žalgiris faced up the team, where plays four former players – Algis Jankauskas, Semir Kerla, Paulius Janušauskas and Andro Švrljuga. However, on 50 minutes Mantas Kuklys was precise from the penalty spot and Žalgiris was in front.

Hosts managed to limit out Sūduva's standard situations, nevertheless, on the 79 minutes Povilas Leimonas made a cross into the penalty box, where Kerla found himself free and scored a nice header. In the dying minutes, Slavko Blagojevič and Vytautas Lukša tried their luck but Ivan Kardum was focused and didn't let the ball to get into the back of the net.



Match statistics:

FC Žalgiris 1:1 (0:0) Sūduva Marijampolė


Goals: 50 min. M.Kuklys (11 m.); 79 min. S.Kerla

Yellow cards: 45 min. S.Nyuiadzi, 45+1 min. L.Klimavičius, 83 min. E.Vaitkūnas; 45+1 min. P.Leimonas, 50 min. M.Činikas, 60 min. A.Švrljuga, 90 min. R.Vėževičius

Žalgiris: A.Vitkauskas, D.Slijngard, L.Klimavičius, M.Mbodj, V.Slavickas, S.Blagojevč, M.Kuklys, M.Traore (65 min. M.Ljujič), Elivelto (87 min. V.Lukša), S.Nyuiadzi, D.Šernas (75 min. L.Antal).

Sūduva: I.Kardum, V.Slavickas, R.Abu Bakr, A.Jankauskas, S.Kerla, M.Činikas (55 min. A.Švrljuga), P.Leimonas, K.Chvedukas, P.Janušauskas (70 min. J.Manzorro), R.Vėževičius, K.Laukžemis (8 min. E.Veliulis).