2018 Lithuanian Football Cup

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2018 Lithuanian Football Cup
LFF Taurė
CountryLithuania
Dates27 April – 30 September
Teams48[1]
ChampionsFK Žalgiris
Runners-upFC Stumbras
2017
2019

The 2018 Lithuanian Football Cup, also known as LFF Cup, was the seventy-third season of the Lithuanian annual football knock-out tournament. Forty-eight teams entered the competitions,[1] which started on 27 April and ended on 30 September.[2]

The winners qualify for the 2019–20 UEFA Europa League. Stumbras were the defending champions.

Participants[edit]

Participation in the competition is mandatory for all clubs of the first three tiers (A Lyga, LFF I Lyga and II Lyga). Despite that NFA aren't competing for the second year in a row.[1] Teams of lower divisions are eligible to join if they met additional criterios. Rules prevented all reserve teams from entering the cup.[3]

A Lyga LFF I Lyga II Lyga III Lyga IV Lyga

South Zone

West Zone

Alytus County

Kaunas County

Klaipėda County

Marijampolė County

Šiauliai County

Vilnius County

A Division

B Division

Schedule[edit]

The rounds of the 2016–17 competition were scheduled as follows:[2]

Round Draw date and time New entries Clubs Date(s) Goals / games
First Round 20 April, 13:00[1] 40 40 → 24 27 April–1 May / 16
Round of 32 8 32 → 16 24–27 May / 16
Round of 16 none 16 → 8 23 June–1 July / 8
Quarter-finals none 8 → 4 1–2 September / 4
Semi-finals none 4 → 2 15–16 September / 2
Final none 2 → 1 30 September 1 / 1

Matches[edit]

First round[edit]

The following pairs were drawn on 20 April 2017 by Lithuania national team midfielder Saulius Mikoliūnas.[4][5] Dates and venues will be confirmed after the draw.

Nevėžis, Pakruojis (I Lyga), Babrungas, Hegelmann Litauen, Gargždų Pramogos SC, Saned (II Lyga), Elektrėnų Versmė (III Lyga) and Top Kickers (IV Lyga) received free passes to the next round.[4]

Adiada (4)vMinija (3)
****************** (4)vTERA (3)

Round of 32[edit]

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Round of 16[edit]

Quarter-finals[edit]





Semi-finals[edit]

Final[edit]

The final match was played on Sunday 30 September 2018.


FINAL
FC Stumbras0 - 3FK Žalgiris
Report
Report
Goal 34' Tomáš Šimkovič
Goal 43' Marko Tomić
Goal 88' Marquinhos Carioca
Alytus stadium, Alytus
Attendance: 1 782
Referee: Jurij Paškovskij

"Stumbras"
"Žalgiris"

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Patvirtintas 2018 m. sezono taurės varžybų formatas ir dalyviai" (in Lithuanian). Lithuanian Football Federation. 17 April 2017. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  2. ^ a b "LFF Kalendorius" (DOC) (in Lithuanian). Lithuanian Football Federation. 19 February 2018. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  3. ^ "2018 m. LFF varžybų nuostatai" (PDF) (in Lithuanian). Lithuanian Football Federation. 14 February 2018. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Ištraukti 2018 m. taurės sezono pirmo etapo burtai" (in Lithuanian). Lithuanian Football Federation. 20 April 2017. Retrieved 20 April 2017.
  5. ^ "LFF taurės I etapo burtų traukimas" (in Lithuanian). Lithuanian Football Federation. 20 April 2018. Retrieved 20 April 2018.