Tonight in the match of the 18th round of the Latvian championship, Riga scored a goal in each half and beat Ventspils with a score of 2: 0. Goals were scored by Stefan Milosevic and Kule Mbombo. On September 17, in Riga, we will play the second round of the Europa League qualifying tournament against San Marino champion Tre Fiori.
The game started in windy weather and without dangerous moments.. More open football began after the first goal was scored. The first opportunity to score came from "Ventspils" in the 16th minute of the match, when Ulimbashev's shot didn't reach the target, but then Piagbara shot above the goal. On the 20th minute of the game, Riga took the lead - after Vladislav Fedorov cross, striker Stefan Milosevic scored a goal, for whom it was the first goal in the Latvian Championship - 1:0.
After that Ventspils started to attack more, giving Riga the opportunity to make dangerous counterattacks. In one of them, four minutes later, Roger had the opportunity to double the score by going one on one against the goalkeeper, but unsuccessfully. The best opportunity for the home team to level the score was for Brazilian striker Villela, but Roberst Ozols played great at goal. The first half ended with a score of 1:0 in favor of Riga.
Attacking football continued in the second half. On the 54th minute Pedrinho had a great chance, but "Ventspils" were lucky - ball hit the goal post. At the other end of the field Ulimbashev had a great opportunity and this time crossbar was on our side. Kozlov had a good opportunity in the 65th minute of the match, when, after a pass from Kaspar Svarups, he hit the ball above the goal from an excellent position in the penalty area.
In the remaining minutes of the game "Ventspils" took the initiative, trying to equalize the score, while the guests were counter-attacking, in one of which Kamess went one on one against the goalkeeper, but the ball flew above the goal. Ventspils did not create very dangerous chances, and in the 91st minute Kule Mbombo doubled the lead after Kamesh's pass - 2:0.
In the standings "Riga" after this victory takes the first place with 48 points, and "Ventspils" - the fifth with 26 points.
Goals: Miloševičs 20', Mbombo 90+1'
Booked: Ulimbaševs, Villela, Svārups - Paničs, Fjodorovs, Laizāns, Rugins
Ventspils: Mahnovskis, Ļotčikovs (Svārups 57'), Litvinskis, Ulimbaševs, Villela, Mčedlišvili, Kozlovs (Tālbergs 90+3'), Rehviašvili (Dusalijevs 90+3'), Eristavi, Sahnevičs, Pjagbara
Riga: Ozols, Stuglis, Paničs, Rugins, Fjodorovs, Prenga, Rožers (Kamešs 64'), Hora (Dario 64'), Durišičs (Laizāns 79'), Pedrinjo (Brizola 77'), Miloševičs (Mbombo 63')
Referee: Aleksandrs Golubevs