After six games in UEFA Europa league qualifyers Žalgiris returned to A league. On 19th of August Vilnius team played in LFF stadium against BC Kauno Žalgiris and won 4:0.
Liviu Antal added two goals and now has 12 in Lithuanian championship. Jeremy Manzorro and Louis Ogana left their mark on the game as well.
After last clash against Sevilla head coach of Žalgiris Valadas Urbonas made several changes in the starting lineup. Marko Tomič and Slavko Blagojevič had to miss A league game because of disqualifications, but Linas Klimavičius and Domantas Šimkus took over their duties and had a solid perfomance.
One of the best games of the season belonged to Serge Nyuiadzi. Togo-born frenchman started in Saulius Mikoliūnas place and had two assists for Manzorro and Antal.
With this victory Žalgiris cut the deficite from the A league leaders FC Sūduva to 8 points. After 19 games Žalgiris has 40 points, while Sūduva earned 48 points after 20 games.
Next game for Žalgiris will be on Wendnesday in Kaunas, against FC Stumbras. The game will start at 6 pm.
FC Žalgiris – Kauno Žalgiris 4:0 (2:0).
Goals: 41 min. Jeremy Manzorro, 45 ir 70 min. Liviu Antal, 61 min. Louis Ogana.
Cards: 65 min. Serge Nyuiadzi; 43 min. Ilja Kalpačiukas.
„Žalgiris“: D.Bartkus, D.Slijngard, L.Klimavičius, M.Mbodji, R.Baravykas, D.Šimkus, J.Manzorro, T.Šimkovič (74 min. D.Kodz), S.Nyuiadzi, L.Antal (71 min. Marquinhos), L.Ogana (64 min. V.Filipov). Reserves: A.Vitkauskas, D.Barauskas, S.Mikoliūnas.
M.Matuzas, M.Kaliadka, A.Raginis (J.Figeueiredo), G.Sirgėdas (64 min. M.Popiera), E.Kloniūnas, M.Beneta, A.Klimavičius, E.Mickevičius (46 min. R.Krušnauskas) T.Snapkauskas, I.Kalpačiuk, L.Pilibaitis. Atsargoje: D.Mikelionis, I.Dedura, E.Mockus.