11 February 2024
Niang scores two in the victory against “Pyunik”

Tonight in Turkey, as part of the training camp, we defeated the leader of the Armenian championship “Pyunik” with the scoreline of 2:0. Both goals were scored by Ousseynou Niang. On February 15, we will play against the Ukrainian club “Kolos”.

We played our first test match in Turkey a few days ago, when we lost 1:3 to the well-known Bulgarian club “Levski”. The only goal was scored by Raivis Jurkovskis. Tonight we played against the leader of the Armenian championship “Pyunik”, which in season 2022/2023 played in the Conference League group tournament.

We scored the first goal in the fifth minute. Luis Iberico and Eduards Daškėvičs made a good passing, and in the end Ousseynou Niang scored a goal – 1:0. 20 minutes later, we played perfectly on the opponent’s side of the field, created a quick combination, and Niang scored the second goal in the game (2:0). The opponents also created dangerous attacks at times, and in the 35th minute, Baba Musah made a handball in the penalty area, but the opponent’s attacker did not score from the 11-meter penalty mark. After the first half we were leading 2:0.

In the second half, as usual, the coach made many substitutions. Only Rihards Matrevics and Baba Musah played the whole game. In general, we did not lose quality, we played steadily and the opponents did not have very good opportunities at all. In the 74th minute, 18-year-old Tomāšs Mickēvičs was also given a chance. Two minutes later midfielder made a great pass to Raivis Jurkovskis, the defender made a strong pass, but Abdulrahman Taiwo missed the shot. We had another chance at the end, but we didn’t take it. The final result was a 2:0 victory.

The next game is on February 15 against the Ukrainian top league club “Kolos”. The game starts at 16:00 Latvian time.