2014 A Lyga

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A Lyga
Season 2014
Champions League (second qualifying round)
Europa League (first qualifying round)
Matches played 95
Goals scored 291 (3.06 per match)
Biggest home win FK Atlantas 12-0 FK Dainava Alytus
Biggest away win FK Dainava Alytus 0-8 VMFD Žalgiris Vilnius
Highest scoring FK Atlantas 12-0 FK Dainava Alytus
2013
2015

The 2014 A Lyga, also known as SMSCredit.lt A Lyga for sponsoring purposes,[citation needed] is the 25th season of the A Lyga, the top-tier association football league of Lithuania. The season starts on 8 March 2014 and ends on 29 November 2014. VMFD Žalgiris Vilnius are the defending champions.

Changes from 2013[edit]

The league changed its number of teams for the fifth time in a row, increasing it from nine teams in 2013 A Lyga to ten sides, because it 2 new clubs from 1 Lyga, it is FK Trakai and FK Klaipėdos Granitas. As a consequence, the schedule increased from 32 to 36 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 2014 A Lyga
Club Location Stadium 2013 season
FK Atlantas Klaipėda Žalgiris Stadium (Klaipėda) 2nd
FK Banga Gargždai Gargždai Gargždai Stadium 6th
FK Dainava Alytus Alytus Alytus Stadium 8th
FK Ekranas Panevėžys Aukštaitija Stadium 3rd
FK Klaipėdos Granitas Klaipėda Gargždai Stadium 1 Lyga, 1st
FK Kruoja Pakruojis Pakruojis Pakruojis City Stadium 5th
FK Sūduva Marijampolė Marijampolė ARVI Football Arena 4th
FK Šiauliai Šiauliai Savivaldybė Stadium 7th
FK Trakai Trakai LFF Stadium 1 Lyga, 3rd
VMFD Žalgiris Vilnius Vilnius LFF Stadium 1st

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Žalgiris 15 9 6 0 35 6 +29 33 2015–16 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 Trakai 16 7 6 3 30 17 +13 27 2015–16 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round
3 Sūduva 16 8 3 5 30 23 +7 27
2 Atlantas 15 6 6 3 25 13 +12 24
3 Kruoja 15 6 6 3 25 13 +12 24
6 Banga 15 6 4 5 15 11 +4 22
7 Ekranas 15 4 7 4 23 16 +7 19
8 Klaipėdos Granitas 16 4 6 6 21 23 −2 18
9 Šiauliai 15 3 2 10 18 24 −6 11
10 Dainava 16 1 0 15 3 79 −76 3 Relegation to the 2015 1 Lyga

Updated to games played on 27 May 2014.
Source: UEFA.com LFF.lt
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
The winners of the 2014–15 Lithuanian Football Cup competition will qualify for the first qualifying round of the 2015–16 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 Brazil Elivelto Ekranas 7
Lithuania Lukas Kochanauskas Ekranas 7 (1)
2 Lithuania Ričardas Beniušis Kruoja 6 (2)
3 Poland Jakub Wilk Žalgiris 5
Cyprus Kristis Andreou Žalgiris 5
Lithuania Linas Pilibaitis Žalgiris 5
Lithuania Tadas Eliošius Atlantas 5 (1)
Lithuania Elvadas Grigaitis Banga 5 (3)

References[edit]