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Riga Prizma celebrate a hard-fought 3-2 home win over HK Lido and are now third in the league.

The starting situation was clear – from the previous six season games Riga Prizma won against Lido all, the guests for 20 games without a win.

With this knowledge, Prizma started and immediately put Lido under constant pressure. Lido could hardly free himself, but put one or the other dangerous counterattack. Prizma also translated this superiority into goals. After passing by Berzins scored Bisenieks the 1-0 (7.). The goal was awe-inspiring, as just 44 seconds later, Asitis scored after a pass from Liepa to 2-0 (8.). Then Prizma took the pace out of the game and Lido kept coming up with one or the other chance.

After the break Lido was the better team and made some good chances. One of those opportunities led to a goal – Galimov shortened a pass from Kirsons to 1-2 (26.). As a result, a sometimes very open game developed and there were chances of further goals for both teams. Just under a minute before half-time, Lido equalized after a quick counterattack – Lobov passes to Galimov, who scores – with his second goal – the 2-2 (40.).

In the final period, Prizma returned to her playful qualities and made the necessary pressure again. A victory would mean (for the time being) the third place in the league. Accordingly, the players acted and about five minutes before the end Berzins manages, meanwhile, deserved winning goal to 3-2 (15.). It stayed that way too. With this victory, HK Prizma passes in the table HK Kurbads and is now third.

HK Riga Prizma vs HK Lido 3-2 (2-0, 0-2, 1-0)