2017 Lithuanian Football Cup

The 2017 Lithuanian Football Cup, also known as LFF Cup, was the seventy-second season of the Lithuanian annual football knock-out tournament. Forty-four teams entered the competitions, [1] which started on 27 April and ended on 24 September in Aukštaitija Stadium, Panevėžys.[2][3]

2017 Lithuanian Football Cup
LFF Taurė
CountryLithuania
Dates27 April – 24 September
Teams44[1]
ChampionsStumbras
Runners-upŽalgiris
Semi-finalists
Matches played43
Goals scored193 (4.49 per match)
2016
2018

Stumbras defeated defending champions Žalgiris 1–0 in the final and have qualified for the first qualifying round of the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League.

ParticipantsEdit

Participation in the competition was mandatory for all clubs of the first three tiers (A Lyga, LFF I Lyga and II Lyga). Despite that two II Lyga sides - NFA and Šiauliai FA weren't competing.[4] Teams of lower divisions were eligible to join if they met additional criterios. Rules prevented all reserve teams from entering the cup.[5]

A Lyga LFF I Lyga II Lyga III Lyga IV Lyga Other

South Zone

West Zone

Kaunas County

Marijampolė County

Klaipėda County

Šiauliai County

A Division

D Division

Veterans League

ScheduleEdit

 
The Aukštaitija Stadium in Panevėžys hosted the final.

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 18 April, 13:00[6] 36 36 → 24 27 April–3 May[7] 57 / 12
Round of 32 16 May, 13:00[8] 8 32 → 16 25 May–4 June[9] 65 / 16
Round of 16 30 May, 13:00[10] none 16 → 8 23–26 June[11] 42 / 8
Quarter-finals 27 June, 13:00[12] none 8 → 4 26–27 August 22 / 4
Semi-finals 30 August, 11:30[13] none 4 → 2 9 September[14] 6 / 2
Final none 2 → 1 24 September 1 / 1

MatchesEdit

First roundEdit

The following pairs were drawn on 18 April 2017 by famous TV personality Paulius Ambrazevičius and all-time most capped Lithuanian national team player Andrius Skerla.[15] Dates and venues were confirmed after the draw.[7]

Džiugas, Šilutė, Tauras, Koralas (I Lyga), Hegelmann Litauen, TERA, Viltis, Panerys (II Lyga), Adiada, Kėdainiai, Saulininkas-OBLT (III Lyga) and Prelegentai (Veterans League) received free passes to the next round.[15]

Round of 32Edit

The following pairs were drawn on 16 May 2017 by TV personality Paulius Ambrazevičius.[16][17] Dates and venues were confirmed after the draw.[9]

Round of 16Edit

The following pairs were drawn on 30 May 2017.[18][19] Dates and venues were confirmed after the draw.[11]

Quarter-finalsEdit

The following pairs were drawn on 27 June 2017 by Lithuania national team midfielder Vykintas Slivka.[20][21] Dates and venues were confirmed after the draw.[22]

Semi-finalsEdit

The following pairs were drawn on 30 August 2017 by actor Andrius Bialobžeskis along with Lithuania national team players Emilijus Zubas and Linas Klimavičius.[23][24] Dates and venues were confirmed after the draw.[14]

FinalEdit

The final match was played on Sunday 24 September 2017 at Aukštaitija Stadium in Panevėžys.

Žalgiris0–1Stumbras
Summary Nasro Bouchareb   84'
Attendance: 1,478
Referee: Saulius Dirda[25]

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The match took place at the Nevėžis home stadium in Kėdainiai instead of Šilas home stadium.
  2. ^ The match took place at the Gargždai Stadium in Gargždai instead of Sendvaris home stadium.
  3. ^ The match took place at the Birštonas Stadium in Birštonas instead of Prienai home stadium.
  4. ^ The match took place at the Senvagė Stadium in Vilnius instead of Elektrėnų Versmė home stadium.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Patvirtintas 2017 m. sezono taurės varžybų formatas" (in Lithuanian). Lithuanian Football Federation. 18 April 2017. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  2. ^ a b "LFF Kalendorius" (PDF) (in Lithuanian). Lithuanian Football Federation. 15 February 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 April 2017. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Surengti kitų metų taurės finalą patikėta Panevėžiui" (in Lithuanian). Lithuanian Football Federation. 28 November 2016. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  4. ^ "LFF taurės vingrybės: kur dingo NFA ir FA "Šiauliai"?". Futbolas.lt (in Lithuanian). 18 April 2017. Retrieved 5 June 2017.
  5. ^ "2017 m. LFF varžybų nuostatai" (PDF) (in Lithuanian). Lithuanian Football Federation. 13 February 2017. Retrieved 16 February 2017.
  6. ^ "Taurės pirmojo etapo burtai - antradienį" (in Lithuanian). Lithuanian Football Federation. 13 April 2017. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  7. ^ a b "Paskelbtos taurės pirmojo etapo rungtynių datos" (in Lithuanian). Lithuanian Football Federation. 25 April 2017. Retrieved 23 May 2017.
  8. ^ "LFF taurės II etapo burtai - gegužės 16-ąją" (in Lithuanian). Lithuanian Football Federation. 10 May 2017. Retrieved 12 May 2017.
  9. ^ a b "Patvirtintos taurės II etapo rungtynių datos" (in Lithuanian). Lithuanian Football Federation. 23 May 2017. Retrieved 24 May 2017.
  10. ^ "Taurės II etape krito du A lygos klubai" (in Lithuanian). Lithuanian Football Federation. 29 May 2017. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  11. ^ a b "III etapo rungtynės vyks birželio 23-26 dienomis" (in Lithuanian). Lithuanian Football Federation. 16 June 2017. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
  12. ^ "Aštuntfinalį po dramų įveikė "Panerys" ir "Panevėžys"" (in Lithuanian). Lithuanian Football Federation. 25 June 2017. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  13. ^ "LFF taurės pusfinalio burtų traukimas – rugpjūčio 30 d." (in Lithuanian). Lithuanian Football Federation. 28 August 2017. Retrieved 6 September 2017.
  14. ^ a b "Pusfinaliuose – senbuvių akistata ir istorinis šansas" (in Lithuanian). Lithuanian Football Federation. 7 September 2017. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
  15. ^ a b "Ištraukti 2017 m. taurės sezono pirmo etapo burtai" (in Lithuanian). Lithuanian Football Federation. 18 April 2017. Retrieved 23 May 2017.
  16. ^ "Ištraukti LFF taurės II etapo burtai" (in Lithuanian). Lithuanian Football Federation. 16 May 2017. Retrieved 23 May 2017.
  17. ^ "LFF taurės II etapo burtų traukimas" (in Lithuanian). Lithuanian Football Federation. 16 May 2017. Retrieved 23 May 2017.
  18. ^ "Ištraukti LFF taurės III etapo burtai" (in Lithuanian). Lithuanian Football Federation. 30 May 2017. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  19. ^ "Lietuvos futbolo federacijos taurės aštuntfinalio burtai" (in Lithuanian). Lithuanian Football Federation. 30 May 2017. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  20. ^ "Ketvirtfinalyje II lygos atstovams teko "Žalgiris"" (in Lithuanian). Lithuanian Football Federation. 27 June 2017. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  21. ^ "LFF taurės burtų transliacija". Futbolo.TV (in Lithuanian). 27 June 2017. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  22. ^ "Taurės ketvirtfinalius pradės Vilniaus derbis" (in Lithuanian). Lithuanian Football Federation. 14 August 2017. Retrieved 22 August 2017.
  23. ^ "Pusfinalyje – „Sūduvos" ir „Žalgirio" akistata" (in Lithuanian). Lithuanian Football Federation. 30 August 2017. Retrieved 6 September 2017.
  24. ^ "LFF taurės pusfinalio burtų traukimas" (in Lithuanian). Lietuvos Futbolas. 30 August 2017. Retrieved 6 September 2017.
  25. ^ http://refereesfifa.blogspot.fr/2017/09/lithuania-2017-lithuanian-cup-final.html