On 2nd of September FC Žalgiris and FC Sūduva met in Lithuanian football federation Cup quarterfinal. In a dominant perfomance Žalgiris won 4:1 and moved one more step closer to the Cup final.


Having played against FC Celtic in Glazgow just few days ago, Sūduva lacked physical force and showed clear signes of exhaustion. On the other hands Žalgiris came to Marijampolė firing on all cylinders, having won three games in A league with a overall result 11:0.
 
Game in Marijampolė showed that the balance of power is shifting towards Žalgiris. Green and white‘s with a help of Liviu Antal and Louis Ogana scored twice in the first half and added two more goals in the second. Infact, if Liviu Antal and Louis Ogana would have been more precise, the score could be even bigger. On 72nd minute Giedrius Matulevičius put the ball into Žalgiris net, but Sūduva could not overcame a four goals deficit.
 
With this victory Žalgiris pushed Sūduva out of Cup competitions and for the 8th time in row will play in this tournamens semifinal. On 15th of September Žalgiris will play against rivals from A league – FC Kauno Žalgiris. The game will be held in Kaunas.
 
 
Statistics
 
Marijampolės „Sūduva“ – FK „Žalgiris“ 1:4 (0:2)
 
Goals: 10 ir 70 min. Liviu Antal (11 m), 30 ir 62 min. Louis Ogana; 72 min. Giedrius Matulevičius.
 
Cards: 13 min. Slavko Blagojevič, 76 min. Venelin Filipov; 36 min. Andro Švrljuga, 76 min. Gerson Acevedo.
 
Referees: Manfredas Lukjančukas, Mangirdas Mirauskas ir Dainius Raudys.
 
„Sūduva“: I.Kardum, V.Slavickas, A.Jankauskas, A.Živanovič, A.Švrljuga, P.Leimonas (46 min. G.Acevedo), O.Verbickas, R.Vėževičius (62 min. R.Cicilia), D.Offenbacher, S.Gotal, J.Kasparavičius (66 min. G.Matulevičius). Atsargoje: E.A.Ridley, V.Haidučik, M.Činikas, J.Čadenovič.
 
„Žalgiris“: D.Bartkus, D.Slijngard, M.Tomič, M.Mbodji, R.Baravykas, S.Blagojevič, T.Šimkovič (77 min. D.Šimkus), J.Manzorro, S.Mikoliūnas (72 min. V.Filipov), L.Antal (81 min. Marquinhos), L.Ogana. Atsargoje: A.Vitkauskas, L.Klimavičius, D.Barauskas, T.Malec.