All three of Thursday’s early games ended the first half with a draw without a goal, with two of the three matches failing to score in 90 minutes.
The match between “Riga” and “Spartaka” in Riga was much more interesting, winning the champions with 4: 2 (1: 2).
Kuls Mbombo scored two goals for “Riga”, Jordan Nkololo and Roman Debelko each, and Ariagner Smith and Chicory Nvaoris, who played for the Nicaraguan team, stood out for the guests.
The guests, who had caused the only loss to the “Riga” club this season, also felt great away, and already in the sixth minute, Smith nominated Smith under the leadership of “Spartaku”.
In the 25th minute, the home team leveled the score after Nkololo’s shot, but after another 12 minutes, the Jūrmala players got in the lead again after Nvaoris’ precise broadcast – 2: 1.
In the second half, the champion team got to work with even more determination than in the first half and soon scored two goals performed by Kula Mbombo. He first scored from the game in the 48th minute, but seven minutes later he also scored an 11-meter penalty.
That Mbombo was already the sixth goal in this season’s Premier League, approaching the leaders in this index. The best with eight goals is Nemanja Belakovičs.
Debelko added another goal in the 81st minute of the match, reaching 4: 2 in favor of “Riga”.
The visitors kept the pressure on to tie the game when, after 88 minutes, Roberta Ozola broke through the center and found himself alone with the keeper.
It has already been reported that “Metta” won “Liepāja” with 2: 1 (0: 0) in their field today.
Rihards Ozoliņš scored for the home team in the 54th minute, and Normunds Uldriķis scored in the 85th minute. Kristiāns Toress helped Liepāja to equalize the result with an accurate shot in the 68th minute.
Meanwhile, both “Tukums 2000” / TSS in their field with “Ventspils” and “Daugavpils” stadium “Celtnieks” with “Jelgava” played 0-0.
“Riga” is in the leading position of the Premier League, which has accumulated 30 points after 11 rounds. RFS is three points less, and Jūrmala “Spartaks” has taken the third place with 17 points in ten dues. “Ventspils” and “Valmiera” have 15 points, but “Jelgava” has 13 points. “Liepāja” followed with 11 points in ten games, but “Daugavpils” and “Metta” in 11 matches, while “Tukums 2000” / TSS reached three 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.