In the latest round of Optibet futbola Virslīga, Valmiera FC has achieved the greatest and most convincing success of this season overcoming the last three-year champions Riga FC with 2:1 in the home game.
Before this round, the two clubs had one point between them at the very top of the tournament table.
Tamaz Pertia had prepared a surprise for the opposite side by including Victor Diagne and Camilo Mena in the starting lineup for the first time this season. In addition, Victor performed really well in a number 10 position, the position he never played before.
Even though Valmiera’s players had let one in really early in the game, they stuck to the game plan and were able to impose their style on the opposing team.
Without taking advantage of a few good opportunities to score, finally with the fourth try, still in the first half time, the Columbian forward Camilo Mena did it right – an excellent pass was given by full-back Joyskim Dawa.
During the second half-time, Valmiera’s predominance was even more depressing. There were countless attacks on the Riga FC goal – one after each other (shots on goal ratio in this game was 23-7 in our favor).
A good chance of overtaking the lead came after Raimonds Krollis earned a penalty kick, but unfortunately, Alvis Jaunzems shot in the lower-left corner was stopped by Riga’s MVP in this game, Roberts Ozols.
However, Pertia’s boys were rewarded after all the effort they showed, the perfect collaboration between Yokota, Gueye, and Krollis ended with the Raimond’s accurate shot from the middle of the penalty area in the lower-left corner of the goal – 2:1.
In the dying minutes of the game Gueye had failed to secure the more convincing win, also Riga FC footballer made a similar failure, and the game was happily closed to the victory of the Valmiera FC. Deserved and very valuable three points.
Topping the tournaments table, we’re already three points away from the closest followers, RFS, who are also our next opponents in another home game, which will take place on May 4 at 18:00 VOC.