2010 A Lyga

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A Lyga
Season 2010
Champions Ekranas
6th title
Relegated Atletas Kaunas
Champions League Ekranas
Europa League Sūduva Marijampolė
Tauras Tauragė
Banga Gargždai
Baltic League Ekranas
Sūduva Marijampolė
Žalgiris Vilnius
Tauras Tauragė
Šiauliai
Matches played 135
Goals scored 370 (2.74 per match)
Top goalscorer Povilas Lukšys (16 goals)
Biggest home win Sūduva 7–0 Klaipėda
Biggest away win Klaipėda 0–7 Šiauliai
Highest scoring Klaipėda 1–6 Sūduva
Sūduva 7–0 Klaipėda
Klaipėda 0–7 Šiauliai
2009
2011

The 2010 Lithuanian A Lyga was the 21st season of top-tier football in Lithuania. The season began on 20 March 2010 and ended on 14 November 2010. Ekranas were the defending champions and retained the title. This was their sixth league title and third in a row.

Teams[edit]

Stadia, locations and coaches[edit]

Club Location Stadium Capacity Current manager
Atletas Kaunas S. Darius and S. Girėnas Stadium 9,180 Lithuania Saulius Širmelis
Banga Gargždai Gargždai Stadium 1,800 Lithuania Arminas Narbekovas
Ekranas Panevėžys Aukštaitija Stadium 4,000 Lithuania Valdas Urbonas
Klaipėda Klaipėda Žalgiris Stadium (Klaipėda) 5,000 Lithuania Saulius Mikalajūnas
Kruoja Pakruojis Pakruojis City Stadium 2,000 Lithuania Albertas Klimavičius
Mažeikiai Mažeikiai Sports Centre Stadium 2,300 Lithuania Nerijus Gudaitis
Sūduva Marijampolė Sūduva Stadium 6,260 Lithuania Donatas Vencevičius
Šiauliai Šiauliai Savivaldybė Stadium 3,000 Lithuania Deivis Kančelskis
Tauras Tauragė Vytauto Stadium 1,600 Lithuania Gedeminas Jarmalavičius
Vėtra Vilnius Vėtra Stadium 5,300 Lithuania Virginijus Liubšys
Žalgiris Vilnius Žalgiris Stadium 15,030 Lithuania Igoris Pankratjevas

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
Head-to-head
1 Ekranas (C) 27 20 3 4 64 19 +45 63 2011–12 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 Sūduva 27 16 8 3 56 16 +40 56 2011–12 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round SŪD: 3 pts, 1-1
ŽAL: 3 pts, 1–1
3 Žalgiris 27 16 8 3 47 16 +31 56
4 Tauras 27 14 5 8 41 27 +14 47 2011–12 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round 1
5 Šiauliai 27 11 8 8 37 28 +9 41
6 Banga 27 10 9 8 34 30 +4 39 2011–12 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round 2
7 Kruoja 27 8 11 8 41 45 −4 35
8 Klaipėda 27 3 6 18 19 74 −55 15
9 Mažeikiai 27 2 6 19 17 59 −42 12
10 Atletas 27 0 6 21 14 56 −42 003 Relegation to 2011 I Lyga
Vėtra 16 8 6 2 30 13 +17 0214 Expelled from competition, disbanded 4

Source: www2.omnitel.net
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head goals scored; 5) goal difference; 6) number of goals scored
1Žalgiris were denied a licence for UEFA competitions, so Tauras inherited their UEFA Europa League spot.[citation needed]
2Banga were the runners-up of the 2010–11 Lithuanian Football Cup competition to Ekranas. Since Ekranas is qualified for Champions League, Banga entered the first qualifying round of UEFA Europa League as cup runners-up.
3Atletas were deducted 6 points at the start of the season due to irregularities in the licensing process.[1]
4Vėtra were deducted 6 points at the start of the season due to irregularities in the licensing process together with Atletas.[1] They were later deducted 3 more points due to debt to former player Almir Sulejmanovič.[2] After round 17 Vėtra were expelled from championship due to financial troubles. All their results were annulled.[3]
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
Head-to-Head: used when head-to-head record is used to rank tied teams.

Results[edit]

Every team will play each other three times for a total of 30 games.[4]

Note: All Vėtra results listed below were annulled after the club was expelled from championship. They are listed here for information purposes. Matches which were to be competed after Vėtra's exemption have been shaded.

First and second rounds[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ATL BAN EKR KLA KRU MAŽ SŪD ŠIA TAU VĖT ŽAL
Atletas 0–0 0–3 0–1 1–2 1–2 0–5 1–2 0–1 0–3 0–2
Banga 3–0 0–3 1–1 0–3 2–1 0–2 2–1 2–1 1–1 1–1
Ekranas 1–0 0–0 2–1 4–1 5–0 1–1 3–1 4–1 3–2 3–0
Klaipėda 1–0 0–3 1–4 1–2 2–2 1–6 0–2 2–3 1–3 0–3
Kruoja 1–1 2–3 0–2 1–1 1–0 0–2 3–3 3–3 1–1 1–1
Mažeikiai 2–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–2 0–1 1–3 1–4 0–1
Sūduva 3–1 0–0 1–1 4–0 2–1 3–0 1–1 3–1 0–0
Šiauliai 1–1 1–0 1–2 2–1 2–2 2–1 0–0 0–1 0–0 1–3
Tauras 2–0 2–0 2–1 2–0 4–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–1
Vėtra 0–0 2–1 1–1 3–0 3–0 3–1 3–1
Žalgiris 4–1 2–0 0–1 3–0 3–1 6–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 2–1

Source: www2.omnitel.net
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Third round[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ATL BAN EKR KLA KRU MAŽ SŪD ŠIA TAU VĖT ŽAL
Atletas 0–5 2–3 0–1 1–4 0–1
Banga 1–0 6–1 0–1 1–1
Ekranas 2–3 5–0 3–2 2–1
Klaipėda 1–1 1–1 0–7 0–4
Kruoja 1–1 2–0 2–2 2–2
Mažeikiai 1–1 0–3 1–0 1–3 0–3
Sūduva 1–0 2–0 7–0 1–2 0–1
Šiauliai 1–1 1–0 0–1 2–0
Tauras 0–2 0–2 5–0 2–2 2–1
Vėtra
Žalgiris 3–0 1–0 2–0 0–0 1–0

Updated to games played on 7 November 2010.
Source: www2.omnitel.net
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Goalscorers[edit]

Including matches played on 14 November 2010; Source: Lietuvos futbolo statistika

Top goalscorers[edit]

Pos. Player Club Goals
1 Lithuania Povilas Lukšys Sūduva 16
2 Latvia Vits Rimkus Ekranas 15
3 Lithuania Dominykas Galkevičius Ekranas 12
4 Lithuania Artūras Jeršovas Žalgiris 11
5 Lithuania Andrius Urbšys Sūduva 10
6 Lithuania Aurelijus Staponka Banga 9
7 Lithuania Egidijus Varnas Ekranas 8
Lithuania Tautvydas Švelna Kruoja 8
Ukraine Viktor Raskov Šiauliai 8
10 Lithuania Ramūnas Radavičius Ekranas 7
Lithuania Mantas Kuklys Šiauliai 7
12 3 players 6
15 9 players 5
24 13 players 4
37 18 players 3
55 23 players 2
78 37 players 1
Own goals 7
Total: 370
Games: 135
Average: 2.74

References[edit]