Žiga Lipušček’s spectacular way to the Latvian championship title: the decision came down to the last round, Valmiera helped too
Source of the photo: Rigas FS
League football in Latvia has finished for 2023, and the battle for the championship title has been decided in the most dramatic way possible. Riga went into the last round in first place and would have had to beat Valmiera, the opening European opponent of Olimpija this summer, away to qualify for the “Canto”. But Riga failed, the match ended 1-1, and city rival Rigas FS took advantage, beating Metta to win their second national title. Slovenian defenceman Žiga Lipušček also contributed to the latter.
Žiga Lipušček played all 90 minutes in the decisive game and was one of the most standard players for his club throughout the season. Former member of Maribor and Gorica, played a total of 29 games, scoring six times as a central defender. He was even his club’s fourth top scorer.
The 26-year-old former young Slovenian international has been playing for Rigas FS since February 2020, when he left Nova Gorica, and recently extended his contract with his club until 2027.
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