FC Žalgiris in the quaterfinal of Lithuanian football fedaration Cup tournament 8:0 won against another team from Vilnius – FC Panerys.
Žalgiris scored 8 goals against Panerys Photo: Saulius Čirba
Last time these two teams met on the football pitch Žalgiris won 7:0. It happened on 9th of May 1998. This was the last season for Panerys, but after 19 years the team was restored by former Žalgiris player Robertas Tautkus. Panerys plays in the Lithuanian II league but in the Cup tournament they won against opponents from higher league – FC Nevėžis (Kėdainiai) and FC Palanga.
Nevertheless matched against top team of Lithuania Panerys had zero chances. Žalgiris rested Mantas Kuklys, Egidijus Vaitkūnas and Matija Ljujič, but still had enough firepower in their hands. In the first 45 minutes Panerys defended very well and only Diego Oyarzun with a powerfull shot from the distance managed to score a goal. But in the second half senior players of Panerys grew tired and Žalgiris made them pay. Youngsters Karolis Uzėla and Ernestas Stočkūnas scored their first goals for senior team, Vytautas Lukša added another double and Darvydas Šernas in limited minutes showed his attacking skill as well.
With this victory, Žalgiris stepped into the LFF Cup semifinal for the seventh time in a row. Another three teams, waiting for a chance to challenge current LFF Cup winners, are Sūduva Marijampolė, Stumbras Kaunas and Vytis Vilnius.
FC Panerys 0:8 (0:1) FC Žalgiris
Goals:21 min. D.Oyarzun, 49 ir 86 min. K.Uzėla, 67 ir 90 min. V.Lukša, 75 ir 89 min. E.Stočkūnas, 79 min. D.Šernas