Saturday , September 18 2021

After a series of penalties, Sūduva Rakow landed after a series of penalties and withdrew from the European Conference League.



Marijampole Suduva team relegated to UEFA European Conference League second qualifying round after dramatic penalty shootout “Rakow” footballers and finished his show.

Rakow scored 4 goals during the penalty shootout, while Suduva footballers made one less – 3.

Penalty Series:

9. Suduva: Alexandros Gargalatzidis – NIGHT (3: 4)

8. Rakow: Mark Poletanovich – IS (4: 3)

7. Soad: Nicolas Taravelas – NONE (3: 3)

6. Rakow: Frana Tudor – IS (3: 3)

5. “Suduva”: Xabieras Auzmendi Arruabarrena – YRA (3: 2)

Rakow: Jacob Arak – IS (2: 2)

3. “Suduva”: Alexander Makas – IS (2: 1)

2. Rakow: Ivi – IS (1: 1).

1. “Suduva”: Nicolas Gorobsov – IS (1: 0)

A free kick just outside of the visitors’ penalty area after 6 minutes could have resulted in another goal, but Ivi got a hand out and tipped the ball over the bar. Marcinas Cebula made a nice rush in the 10 minute, but was eventually stopped by Poland. Romainas Habranas dispatched a majestic long shot 28 minutes into the match, but missed the goal by a few meters. Patrykas Kunas hit that from about 35 yards and Serafimas Giannikoglou and could do nothing, dip and swing, it all ended him.

A spectacular volley from Jordanas Nkololo almost resulted in a goal, but a good save from the keeper kept it out, and Jürgen Schneider could only knock the loose ball wide. With 57 minutes played, M.Cebula had a fantastic opportunity to reply but his shot flew harmlessly into the side-netting of the goal. Ivi delivered a good free kick from an excellent position 67 minutes into the game, but luck wasn’t on Ivi’s side this time and the ball went wide.

Sebastianas Musiolikas had a fantastic opportunity to put FC up another goal 93 minutes into the match, but he fired just over the crossbar. Aleksandaras Živanovičius put the ball on a plate for him and instead of hitting it with his right foot it cannoned of his left shin wide of the goal. S.Musiolikas did attempt a finish, but from an awkward position, sending the ball into the away fans. Alexandros Gargalatzidis dispatched a majestic long shot 117 minutes into the match, but missed the goal by a few meters. Ivi’s free kick 120 minutes into the match seemed wasted, as the shot was both short and off target.


Match progress:

Penalty series:

9. Suduva: Alexandros Gargalatzidis – NIGHT (3: 4)

8. Rakow: Mark Poletanovich – IS (4: 3)

7. Suduva: Nicolas Taravelas – NIGHT (3: 3)

6. Rakow: Frana Tudor – IS (3: 3)

5. “Suduva”: Xabieras Auzmendi Arruabarrena – YRA (3: 2)

Rakow: Jacob Arak – IS (2: 2)

3. “Suduva”: Alexander Makas – IS (2: 1)

2. Rakow: Ivi – IS (1: 1).

1. “Suduva”: Nicolas Gorobsov – IS (1: 0)

120 min. The winner of the match is determined during the penalty shootout.

Match statistics (Rakow – Sūduva)

Match stats (Rakow - Sūduva) Scoreboard stats

Match statistics (Rakow – Sūduva) Scoreboard statistics

120 min. 2 extra minutes of play are added.

120 min. Ivi’s resulting in a free kick was easily saved by the keeper.

117 min. Alexandros Gargalatzidis hit that from about 35 yards out and Alexandros Gargalatzidis and could not do anything, dipping and swinging, it did him everything.

108 min. It was a deep free kick by S.Musiolikas, but it did not do enough and hit the post after hitting S.Musiolikas and his desperate dive.

106 min. The second half of the expansion begins.

105 min. Halftime score was 0 – 0.

105 min. 2 extra minutes of play are added.

102 min. Aleksandaras Živanovičius put the ball on a plate for him and instead of hitting it with his right foot it cannoned of his left shin wide of the goal.

93 min. What an opportunity! Sebastian Musiolikas, who often relies on his speed, had a rotten day on the drenched grass.

91 min. The first half of the expansion begins.

90 min. 0 – 0 was the score after the first half.

Time match of main match (Rakow – Sūduva)

Main Match Time Stats (Rakow - Sūduva) Scoreboard Stats

Statistics of main match time (Rakow – Sūduva) Statistics of scoreboard

90 min. 4 extra minutes of play are added.

67 min. Ivi hit that from about 35 yards and Ivi and could not do anything, dive and float, it did him everything.

57 min. M.Cebula made a dangerous, low pass to the penalty area, but the Marijampole people successfully extinguished the fire at their gates.

49 min. WHAT OCCASION! Jordan Nkololo did attempt a finish, but from an awkward position, sending the ball into the away fans.

46 min. The second half of the match begins.

45 min. Halftime score was 0 – 0.

Statistics of the first half (Rakow – Sūduva)

First Half Statistics (Rakow - Sūduva) Scoreboard Statistics

First Half Statistics (Rakow – Sūduva) Scoreboard Statistics

45 min. 3 extra minutes of play are added.

40 min. Patrykas Kunas hit that from about 35 yards and Serafimas Giannikoglou and could do nothing, dip and swing, it all ended him.

28 min. What an opportunity! R. Habran unleashed a swerving effort from the right that the visitors’ keeper did well to tip wide.

23 min. What an opportunity! Romain Habran did not manage to connect with it, as his team mates had hoped, and the ball went out.

19 min. V.Gutkovskis took advantage as he curled the equalizing goal into the top corner, just out of the reach of the keeper.

10 min. Marcinas Cebula was allowed to take it quickly by the referee, much to the dismay of the goalkeeper who wasn’t prepared.

7 min. A spectacular volley from Vladislavas Gutkovskis almost resulted in a goal, but a good save from the keeper kept it out, and Jürgen Schneider could only knock the loose ball wide.

6 min. Ivi’s resulting in a free kick was easily saved by the keeper.

0 min. The referee announces the start of the match!


Beginning compositions:

Start formulations Photo by organizers

Start forms Photo created by organizers


Interesting facts:

• The first match between “Sūduva” and “Rakow” ended without goals 0 – 0.

• 2018-2019 Rakow won the 1st league championship, and in 2020-2021. managed to finish the season in second place in Extra Class. In addition, the Polish Cup was won for the first time in history. Last Saturday, the Super Cup also appeared on the Rakow trophy board, when the champion of the Legia of Warsaw was defeated in a series of penalty kicks on the opponent’s square.

• The current victories of the Czestochowa club are mainly associated with the 47-year-old coach Marek Papszun, who has been leading the team since 2016. He was named the best of 2020. Polish coach and the best in 2020-2021. Extra class coach.

The winners of the Marijampolė “Sūduva” and Czestochowa Rakow duels in the third selection stage will face Kazan “Rubin” (Russia).


Comments from coaches and players:

Victor Basadre, head coach of Sūduva team:

“It simply came to our notice then. We visited the stadium, the field is great, it is a beautiful place to play football. I think there will be a great atmosphere during the game. Players will do their best to perform as well as possible. We know it will be very difficult because the opponent is very difficult. I think Rakow is a stronger team than you might think after the first game. Maybe they hope it would be easier, now they will be stronger. It will be another stage for us to enjoy and overcome. “

Vaidas Slavickas, captain of Marijampolė “Sūduva” team:

“Outing matches are always harder. The trip was great, we had a little rest, we arrived at a great stadium, the mood was good. I think the opponents are coming under more pressure due to tension, they are the favorites of this duel. They will try to solve all the problems in the first half, our task will be to resist the first wave of rivals and then try to find their chances. We learned from the mistakes made in the last game, if they can be avoided, it will be easier for the whole team. ”


Team form:

Team Form Photo created by organizers

Team Form Photo created by organizers




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