In the fight for the fourth place in the tournament table “Ventspils” on Saturday in its field “Optibet” in the 13th round of games played a draw with Jūrmala “Spartak”, but RFS became the most productive team of the tournament again, destroying “Liepāja” in its field.
“Ventspils” played 1: 1 (0: 0) with Jūrmala “Spartak” in their field.
The first half of the interesting game ended without a goal.
Exciting football continued in the second half. In the 59th minute, the home goalkeeper Konstantin Mahnovsky saved twice in a short time from goal loss.
However, in the 63rd minute the home team “lost” in their penalty area Kirilo Drišļuka, who managed to aim and send the ball under the cross – 1: 0 in favor of “Spartaka”. Drišļuks had to make a substitution after 58 minutes.
In the 80th minute, Ventspils residents reached a draw. The center of the penalty area was performed by Jevgenijs Kozlovs, who came on the field in the 62nd minute, but Nikita Bērenfelds did not allow Kaspars Kokins to process the ball there, covering Kokina with his hands. Kozlovs put the ball into the back of the net without any difficulty.
In the first meeting of both teams this season, “Ventspils” won with the guests 3: 1.
RFS played “Liepāja” with 3: 0 (1: 0) in its field
In the 22nd minute, after the standard situation, the home team took the lead after the defender Vitaly Jagodinsky hit the head, when he stood out in the second match in a row.
In the 48th minute, after another standard situation – a corner kick – the advantage of the home team with another great head shot was increased by another RFS center defender Žiga Lipuščeks – 2: 0.
In the 85th minute, the home side played another excellent combination started by Darko Lemajičs, continued by Emerson Santans Deuslesian and the goal was sent by one touch by Quinonso Ofors, who was already the seventh goal this season, rising to the third place in the league’s top scorers.
“Riga” is in the leading position of the Premier League, which has accumulated 36 points after 13 matches. RFS is five points less, Valmiera is in third place with 21 points. 19 points in 12 battles are for Jūrmala “Spartak”, 16 points are for “Ventspils”, but 15 points – “Daugavpils”. “Jelgava” has 14 points, “Metta” follows with 12 points, “Liepāja” has 11 points in 12 games, but Tukums 2000 ″ / TSS has reached four points.
This season, ten teams will start in the Super League, which is one more than last year and two more than yesterday. Also, this season in the Super League, the legionnaire limit has been raised to eight players. This means that there must be at least three players prepared for the association on the court at the same time. Last year, the limit was five foreign players.
As in many other countries, the number of permitted substitutions has been increased from three to five after the coronavirus break in the regulations of the Premier League championship in the 2020 season.
Due to a three-month forced break, three will be played instead of the four planned laps this season.
Last year, “Riga” was crowned Latvian champion, but RFS won its first trophy in the history of the club, which won the national cup.