17 June 2024
Exciting derby and draw 2:2

Tonight in the 18th round of the Latvian Highest league in the Riga derby, we showed strong character, came back from 0:2 and ended up drawing 2:2 against RFS. Ousseynou Niang and Baba Musah scored the goals.

We had already played against RFS twice this year. In the Latvian Super Cup, we won in the penalty kicks, but in the championship we experienced a painful loss with 1:2.

RFS started the game aggressively, and in the 10th minute Žiga Lipušček scored a goal after a corner kick (0:1). In the middle of the half, we made a foul in the penalty area, but our goalkeeper Rihards Matrevics saved us. After that, we also had a good chance. Raivis Jurkovskis made a strong shot in the near corner, but this time the opponent’s goalkeeper was excellent. In the second part of the half, after a pass from Gauthier Mankenda Kemehlo Nguena had his chance, but the goalkeeper easily caught the ball. After the first half, the opponents were in the lead with 1:0.

We started the second half well, created attacks, but could not score a goal. In the 53rd minute, RFS created a great attack and scored from close distance (0:2). We didn’t give up, and seven minutes later, after a great cross from Mankenda, Ousseynou Niang scored (1:2). In the 71st minute, after the set-piece Baba Musah made a good header (2:2). In the remaining part of the game, both teams had opportunities, but the final result was tied at 2:2.

The next game will be played against Grobiņa on June 22.