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The 2013 A Lyga, also known as SMSCredit.lt A Lyga for sponsoring purposes,[citation needed] is the 24th season of the A Lyga, the top-tier association football league of Lithuania. The season starts on 9 March 2013 and ends on 10 November 2013. FK Ekranas are the defending champions.

A Lyga
Season2013
ChampionsVMFD Žalgiris Vilnius
Champions LeagueVMFD Žalgiris Vilnius (second qualifying round)
Europa LeagueFK Atlantas, FK Ekranas (first qualifying round)
Matches played144
Goals scored443 (3.08 per match)
Top goalscorerLithuania Nerijus Valskis
(FK Sūduva – 27 goals)
Biggest home winVMFD Žalgiris Vilnius 7-0 FK Dainava
Biggest away winFK Tauras 0-7 VMFD Žalgiris Vilnius
Highest scoringFK Ekranas 6-2 FK Kruoja
Total attendance99,140
Average attendance688
2012
2014

Changes from 2012Edit

The league changed its number of teams for the fourth time in a row, reducing it from ten teams in 2012 A Lyga to nine sides. As a consequence, the schedule reduced from 36 to 32 matches per team, with each team playing every other team four times in total, twice at home and twice away.

Stadiums and locationsEdit

Location of teams in the 2013 A Lyga
Club Location Stadium 2012 season
FK Atlantas Klaipėda Žalgiris Stadium (Klaipėda) 8th
FK Banga Gargždai Gargždai Gargždai Stadium 6th
FK Dainava Alytus Alytus Alytus Stadium 7th
FK Ekranas Panevėžys Aukštaitija Stadium 1st
FK Kruoja Pakruojis Pakruojis Pakruojis Stadium 4th
FK Sūduva Marijampolė Marijampolė ARVI Football Arena 3rd
FK Šiauliai Šiauliai Savivaldybė Stadium 5th
FK Tauras Tauragė Tauragė Vytauto Stadium 9th
VMFD Žalgiris Vilnius Vilnius LFF Stadium 2nd

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Žalgiris (C) 32 22 7 3 77 19 +58 73 2014–15 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 Atlantas 32 22 5 5 64 23 +41 71 2014–15 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round[a]
3 Ekranas 32 20 4 8 58 34 +24 64
4 Sūduva 32 18 8 6 73 33 +40 62
5 Kruoja 32 13 9 10 46 47 −1 48
6 Banga 32 10 5 17 39 56 −17 35 2014–15 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round[a]
7 Šiauliai 32 6 7 19 34 65 −31 25
8 Dainava 32 4 5 23 27 74 −47 17
9 Tauras (R) 32 3 2 27 25 92 −67 11 Relegation to 2014 I Lyga
Updated to match(es) played on 9 November 2013. Source: UEFA.com LFF.lt
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b The runners-up of the 2013–14 Lithuanian Football Cup competition qualified for the first qualifying round of the 2014–15 UEFA Europa League.

ResultsEdit

Top goalscorersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "A Lyga". Soccerway.