The 1st round of the Optibet futbola Virslīga has ended with a Valmiera FC away victory (3:2) over the last years championship second place owner RFS.
Match started with an RFS early goal — Darko Lemajič on target — 1:0. After ten minutes played, Tamaz Pertia man took initiative and started to create chances in opponent’s half. Only just before the half time break came the equalizer goal, when Valmiera’s captain Raimonds Krollis smashed the ball from the penalty area with his left foot — goalkeeper had no chance stopping it — 1:1.
Good quality football from both teams was shown in a second half too. Defining moment of match was two quick goals from Valmiera FC players. On the 51th minute, after the assist from Luka Silagadze, Djibril Gueye hit the ball right in the bottom corner of the goal —1:2. Eight minutes later Djibril stole the ball from opponent near the penalty area, that leaded to a fast attack ending with Krollis spectacular goal, his second in the match — 1:3.
After dropping behind by two goals, RFS made a bigger effort on attack by bringing on substitutes. On 64th minute Lemajič scored his second — 2:3. The intrigue in this match was restored. However, Pertia’s man was able to protect their goal untouched until the final whistle, celebrating the start of the season with a great victory — 3:2.
On Friday, 19 March Valmiera FC in second round of the championship on home ground in Vidzemes Olimpiskais centrs will take on BFC Daugavpils.
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