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In the 16th round of the “Optibet” Latvian Football Super League, the vice-leader RFS will play on his field with the result 5: 1 (1: 0). beat other Riga unit “Metta”. Content will continue after the ad Advertising Slovenian defender Žiga Lipuščeks scored two goals for the home team, Namdi Ofors, Aleksandrs Solovjovs and Jānis Ikaunieks scored one by one, and Raimonds Krollis stood out for the guests.The goal fell already in the second minute of the match, when Ofors scored his ninth goal of the season, becoming the most productive player of the club and reaching the second place in the list of snipers “Jūrmala” Spartaka “Nemanju Belakovič.The second goal was also scored with the head, after the long shot hit the tallest Lipušček and sent the ball under the crossbar. No one even really bothered him.In the 51st minute, Lipuščeks was “to blame” for scoring again, but again, the goalkeeper Helmuts Saulītis blocked the ball, but, trying to help him, Krollis headed the ball over his goal line, Saulītis caught the ball only after that.Five minutes later the ball hit the visitors’ goal again after touching the “Metta” defenders, but after Solovjov’s shot the ball bounced somewhere in the middle between the two “Metta” players, who tried to stop the ball at the goal line – 4: 0. After 65 minutes, the visitors nearly went up a goal, but Krollim’s free kick hit the crossbar.67 minutes into the game, Lipuščeka was the replacement.79 minutes into the match, the visitors’ central line of defense had to look on as fc. After a combination of several players on the left side of the field, Ikaunieks hit the goal in the penalty area, the ball is pushed into the goal for the third time after contact with the guest defender 5: 1.In the first round match, the RFS team celebrated a minimal victory with 1: 0, and Lipuščeks scored the only goal.Also in this round, on Saturday, “Spartaks” will host “Liepāja” at Jūrmala’s home, while on Sunday, the leader “Riga” will play at home with the “Tukums 2000” / TSS team in the opposite pole of the tournament table, “Ventspils” will welcome guests from “Daugavpils” club, but ” Valmiera “will duel with” Jelgava “in front of its fans.RFS has emerged as a leader in the Premier League, having 40 points in 16 battles. The second with 39 points in 14 matches is “Riga”, but the third place with 25 points is taken by “Valmiera”. Jūrmala “Spartak” has 22 points in 14 fights, “Ventspils” has accumulated 20 points in 15 dues, but “Daugavpils” and “Metta” team have 15 points in 15 matches, respectively. “Jelgava” has 14 points in 15 fights, “Liepāja” has 13 points in 14 games, but “Tukums 2000” / TSS has scored four points in 15 dues.