2018 A Lyga

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A Lyga
Season 2018
Matches played 73
Goals scored 164 (2.25 per match)
Top goalscorer Liviu Antal (10 goals)
2017
2019
All statistics correct as of 6 July 2018.

The 2018 A Lyga is the 29th season of the A Lyga, the top-tier association football league of Lithuania. The season began on 25 February 2018 and will end in November 2018.[1]

Sūduva Marijampolė began the season as defending champions having won their first league title last year.

Teams[edit]

Clubs and locations[edit]

Locations of the 2018 A Lyga teams

The following teams were competing in the 2018 championship:

Club Location Stadium Turf Capacity 2016 position
Atlantas Klaipėda Central Stadium of Klaipėda Natural 4,428
Klaipėda Artificial Football Pitch Artificial 1,000
Jonava Jonava Central Stadium of Jonava Natural 1,008
Jonava Artificial Football Pitch Artificial 558
Kauno Žalgiris Kaunas Darius and Girėnas Stadium Natural 9,180
NFA Stadium Artificial 500
Stumbras Kaunas Darius and Girėnas Stadium Natural 9,180
NFA Stadium Artificial 500
Sūduva Marijampolė ARVI Football Arena Natural 6,250
ARVI Football Indoor Arena Artificial 2,660
Trakai Vilnius LFF Stadium Artificial 5,067
Sportima Arena Artificial 3,157
Palanga Palanga Palanga Stadium 1,400
Žalgiris Vilnius LFF Stadium Artificial 5,067
Sportima Arena Artificial 3,157

Personnel and kits[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players and Managers may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Team Head coach Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Atlantas Lithuania Anatoli Shelest
Jonava Lithuania Artūras Ramoška
Kauno Žalgiris Lithuania Mindaugas Čepas
Stumbras Portugal Mariano Barreto
Sūduva Kazakhstan Vladimir Cheburin
Trakai
Palanga Lithuania Valdas Trakys
Žalgiris Lithuania Valdas Urbonas

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment

Regular season[edit]

Regular season table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Sūduva (Q) 27 20 4 3 58 16 +42 64 Qualification to Championship round
2 Žalgiris (Q) 27 18 5 4 57 19 +38 59
3 Trakai (Q) 28 11 9 8 37 26 +11 42
4 Stumbras (Q) 27 12 6 9 31 24 +7 42
5 Kauno Žalgiris (Q) 27 10 5 12 22 30 −8 35
6 Atlantas 27 6 5 16 25 52 −27 23
7 Palanga 27 5 5 17 16 53 −37 20 Qualification to Relegation play-offs
8 Jonava (R) 28 4 7 17 24 50 −26 19 Relegation to I Lyga
Updated to match(es) played on 21 October 2018. Source: A Lyga (in Lithuanian), UEFA, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Head-to-head matches won; 6) Goal difference; 7) Goals scored; 8) Matches won.[2]
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (R) Relegated.

Championship round[edit]

Championship round table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Sūduva 27 20 4 3 58 16 +42 64 Qualification to Champions League first qualifying round
2 Žalgiris 27 18 5 4 57 19 +38 59 Qualification to Europa League first qualifying round
3 Stumbras 27 12 6 9 31 24 +7 42
4 Trakai 28 11 9 8 37 26 +11 42
5 Kauno Žalgiris 27 10 5 12 22 30 −8 35
6 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 7 October 2018. Source: A Lyga (in Lithuanian), UEFA, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Head-to-head matches won; 6) Goal difference; 7) Goals scored; 8) Matches won.[3]

Championship round results[edit]

Home \ Away KZA STR SŪD TRA ŽAL T6
Kauno Žalgiris
Stumbras
Sūduva
Trakai
Žalgiris
Source: A Lyga (in Lithuanian)
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Relegation play-offs[edit]

The 7th placed team faced the runners-up of the 2018 LFF I Lyga for a two-legged play-off. The winner on aggregate score after both matches earned entry into the 2019 A Lyga.

First leg[edit]

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Second leg[edit]

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Season statistics[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2018 metų LFF A lygos čempionato tvarkaraštis" (PDF) (in Lithuanian). Lithuanian Football Federation. 25 February 2018. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  2. ^ "A Lyga 2017 - Season rules" (PDF) (in Lithuanian). Lithuanian Football Federation. Retrieved 16 February 2017.
  3. ^ "A Lyga 2017 - Season rules" (PDF) (in Lithuanian). Lithuanian Football Federation. Retrieved 16 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Statistika" (in Lithuanian). A Lyga.
  5. ^ "ŽALGIRIS 3-2 TRAKAI". soccerway.com. Soccerway. Retrieved 15 October 2018.
  6. ^ "KAUNO ŽALGIRIS 4-0 ATLANTAS". soccerway.com. Soccerway. Retrieved 15 October 2018.
  7. ^ "PALANGA 0-5 ŽALGIRIS". soccerway.com. Soccerway. Retrieved 15 October 2018.
  8. ^ "STUMBRAS 3-0 JONAVA". soccerway.com. Soccerway. Retrieved 15 October 2018.

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