Today in Dubai, the Latvian champion "Riga Football Club" proved its potential and defeated Armenia's strongest team "Ararat-Armenia" with 5:0. Mikael Soisalo scored two goals, Stefan Milosevic and Vladislavs Fjodorovs scored once and their was also one own goal by "Ararat-Armenia". On February 15 we will play against Moscow's "Rodina".
"Riga" has been training in Dubai since January 8. Until today's game, "Riga" had one victory. We defeated the Uzbek champion "Pakhtakor" with 1:0. Losses in other games - 0:4 against St. Petersburg "Zenit" and Moscow "Spartak", 0:1 against "Krasnodar", Soligorsk "Shakhtyor" and Yerevan "Noah".
The Latvian champions against "Ararat-Armenia" immediately proved their superiority in the first minutes. In the sixth minute, "Riga" opened the score. Mikael Soisalo made a strong pass into the box, and "Ararat" hit the ball in their own net. A minute later a great pressing, Felipe Brisola's pass and Soisalo's shot in the empty goal - 2:0. "Riga" continued to dominate, and the next goal was only a matter of time.
In the 17th minute, great pressure was again on the opponents' goal, and Soisalo scored the second goal in the game - 3:0. "Ararat-Armenia" also had a couple of chances in the first half, but Nils Puriņš played well in all episodes. In the 36th minute, important goal was scored by forward Stefan Milosevic, who in previous game could not take his chances. The striker won the duel with the opponent's defender and sent the ball into the corner - 4:0. The best half during the training camp.
There were several substitutions in the second half, but "Riga" was still better. There were no goals scored for a long time, although both teams played actively. In the 86th minute, after Marko Djurisic cross Vladislavs Fjodorovs scored a beautiful goal - 5:0. "Riga" did not stop, and also made some moments in the final part of the game. The result on the scoreboard did not change anymore, and "Riga" got a pleasant victory with 5:0.
The next game on February 15 against the Russian team "Rodina".