Levan Matcharashvili was the hero for Lithuanian Cup holders FC Stumbras to earn Mariano Barreto’s men a 1:0 victory in their first ever UEFA Europa League game. FC Stumbras won 1:0 against famous Apollon Limassol from Cyprus in the first qualifying round first leg match.
After 28th minutes referee from Georgia decided to stop the game due to extremely hard weather conditions but after one hour break match continued. In the first half Apollon hit the bar once and made a couple of shots on target but FC Stumbras made some tactical changes in the half time and looked much better in the second part of the game.
The home team scored a late winner when 21 year old Georgian Levan Matcharashvili showed absolutely top class with great run and wonderful long shot.
The second leg match will take place in Nicosia on July 19th.
„Stumbras“ – „Apollon“ 1:0
90′ Levan Matcharashvili
„Stumbras“: Rodrigo Josviaki; Jardel Nazare, Andre Almeida, Rimvydas Sadauskas, Lukas Čerkauskas; Lucas Villela, Matheuss Bissi, Agostinho Ca; Dominykas Galkevičius, Nasro Bouchareb, Marcos Junior.
„Apollon“: Bruno Vale; Joao Pedro, Charalambos Kyriakou, Hector Yuste, Georgios Vasiliou; Saša Markovič, Esteban Sachetti; Kevina Bru, Adrian Sardinero, Fotis Papoulis, Andre Schembri.