Draw against Daugavpils

First home game of the Optibet futbola Virslīga season, played in the football stadium of Vidzeme Olympic Centre, ended on a draw note (2:2) in the fight with BFC Daugavpils.

With the first few minutes of the game, it was clear that the guest team had chosen to play from the defense, thus giving the Valmiera team an initiative what leaded to a great struggle all game long.

The result of the game was revealed in the 30 th minute, when Ibrahima Sow earned a penalty, which was carried out by the captain of the team and its most accomplished player, with three goals, Raimonds Krollis — 1:0. The lead for Tamaz Pertia’s team didn’t last too long — two minutes later, after a rude defensive error, Andrei Kalinin’s footballers get one goal back — Edgars Ivanovs scored — 1:1.

At the second half-time, the Valmiera’s dominance in ball control increased even further and became particularly pressing. Several goal chances were created (Gueye, Jaunzems), unfortunately, after another failed performance in defense, Daugavpils striker Kaspars Kokins scored the second goal for his team — 1:2.

After this unexpected turn, Pertia strengthened the attack by releasing Eriks Punculs and Camilo Mena. When it seemed that defeat is obvious, an incredible rescue had happened, in the final second of the game, Sow, after the good cross from the corner by Luka Silagadze, scored with his head — 2:2, not the result we was looking for, but still better one point than none in the points table.

After this round, there is a two weeks of rest in the championship, linked to the international games. In the third round of tournament, in another home game on April 4, 17.00 we will host FK Ventspils.

Recap

Virslīga 2021

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Valmiera FC
BFC Daugavpils
2 - 2
Final Score
Raimonds Krollis - 1Ibrahima Ndiape Sow - 1
Kaspars Kokins - 1Edgars Ivanovs - 1
Stats
37 Dribbles 18
50 Tackles 90
1 Yellow cards 3
0 Red cards 0
Shots
19
Passes
625
Shots On Target
9
Successful Dribbles
30
Passes To Final Third
89
Won Aerial Duels
25
Won Tackles
8
5
Shots
171
Passes
3
Shots On Target
12
Successful Dribbles
24
Passes To Final Third
27
Won Aerial Duels
2
Won Tackles

Ground

Vidzemes Olimpiskais centrs

Vidzemes olimpiskais centrs, 91, Rīgas iela, Jāņparks, Wolmar, Vidzeme, LV-4201, Latvia