2013 A Lyga

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A Lyga
Season 2013
Champions VMFD Žalgiris Vilnius
Champions League VMFD Žalgiris Vilnius (second qualifying round)
Europa League FK Atlantas, FK Ekranas (first qualifying round)
Matches played 144
Goals scored 443 (3.08 per match)
Top goalscorer Lithuania Nerijus Valskis
(FK Sūduva – 27 goals)
Biggest home win VMFD Žalgiris Vilnius 7-0 FK Dainava
Biggest away win FK Tauras 0-7 VMFD Žalgiris Vilnius
Highest scoring FK Ekranas 6-2 FK Kruoja
Total attendance 99,140
Average attendance 688
2012
2014

The 2013 A Lyga, also known as SMSCredit.lt A Lyga for sponsoring purposes,[citation needed] is the 24th season of the A Lyga, the top-tier association football league of Lithuania. The season starts on 9 March 2013 and ends on 10 November 2013. FK Ekranas are the defending champions.

Changes from 2012[edit]

The league changed its number of teams for the fourth time in a row, reducing it from ten teams in 2012 A Lyga to nine sides. As a consequence, the schedule reduced from 36 to 32 matches per team, with each team playing every other team four times in total, twice at home and twice away.

Stadiums and locations[edit]

Location of teams in the 2013 A Lyga
Club Location Stadium 2012 season
FK Atlantas Klaipėda Žalgiris Stadium (Klaipėda) 8th
FK Banga Gargždai Gargždai Gargždai Stadium 6th
FK Dainava Alytus Alytus Alytus Stadium 7th
FK Ekranas Panevėžys Aukštaitija Stadium 1st
FK Kruoja Pakruojis Pakruojis Pakruojis City Stadium 4th
FK Sūduva Marijampolė Marijampolė ARVI Football Arena 3rd
FK Šiauliai Šiauliai Savivaldybė Stadium 5th
FK Tauras Tauragė Tauragė Vytauto Stadium 9th
VMFD Žalgiris Vilnius Vilnius LFF Stadium 2nd

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Žalgiris (C) 32 22 7 3 77 19 +58 73 2014–15 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 Atlantas 32 22 5 5 64 23 +41 71 2014–15 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round
3 Ekranas 32 20 4 8 58 34 +24 64
4 Sūduva 32 18 8 6 73 33 +40 62
5 Kruoja 32 13 9 10 46 47 −1 48
6 Banga 32 10 5 17 39 56 −17 35 2014–15 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round
7 Šiauliai 32 6 7 19 34 65 −31 25
8 Dainava 32 4 5 23 27 74 −47 17
9 Tauras (R) 32 3 2 27 25 92 −67 11 Relegation to the 2014 I Lyga

Updated to games played on 9 November 2013.
Source: UEFA.com LFF.lt
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
The winners of the 2013–14 Lithuanian Football Cup competition will qualify for the first qualifying round of the 2014–15 UEFA Europa League.
(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.

Results[edit]

Top goalscorers[edit]

Pos. Player Club Goals[1]
1 Lithuania Nerijus Valskis FK Sūduva 27
2 Poland Kamil Biliński VMFD Žalgiris Vilnius 21
Lithuania Evaldas Razulis FK Atlantas
3 Lithuania Aurelijus Staponka FK Banga Gargždai 14
4 Lithuania Arsenij Buinickij Ekranas 13
Lithuania Ričardas Beniušis FK Kruoja Pakruojis
5 Lithuania Mantas Kuklys VMFD Žalgiris Vilnius 11

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A Lyga". Soccerway.