On Monday, the Valmiera team won the Optibet Latvian Football Super League seventh round duel.
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The people of Vidzeme beat the “Jelgava” team 2: 1 (1: 1)
In the first half of the game, there were many episodes that could end with a goal, but the home team was the first to do so, when in the 21st minute after Daniil Hvoinitsky’s pass from a close distance, Jurijs Zaharkivs hit his head accurately.
Already in the middle of the first half, “Valmiera” used two shifts – Erika Punculs and Žorži Teišeira replaced Luka Silagadze and Motez Zadem. It was this duo who helped equalize the result, because in the 45th minute after the passing of Teišeira, Punculs put his foot down and sent the ball into the net.
At the start of the second half, in the 50th minute, Toluvalase Arokodare helped the guests take the lead. “Jelgava” defenders could not keep “Valmiera” strong striker in their penalty area, who achieved 2: 1 without much resistance. In the last minutes of the game, “Jelgava” could not pull out a draw in a fierce battle, but “Valmiera” in the counterattack wasted the opportunity to increase the lead.
Jelgavnieki started the season with two victories, then suffered three failures in a row, but in the previous round they defeated “Ventspils” 1: 0 and were again at three points. Nikita Ivanov scored the only goal for the “elk”.
On the other hand, Valmiera suffered three failures in a row at the beginning of the season, but there are three victories and two draws in the next five matches. In the previous round, “Liepāja” was beaten with 1: 0, scoring the only goal for Toluvalas Arokodar, who is the best bombarder of Vidzeme with five accurate blows.
Due to the warnings, “Jelgava” had to do without midfielder Yevgeny Kazachok.
Last season, out of four mutual games, two ended with a draw without a goal, but the other two were dominated by Valmiera (1: 0 and 3: 1).
It has already been reported that before that the “Daugavpils” team beat “Ventspils” 3: 1 (1: 1) in their field.