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Belarusian Premier League roundup: Slutsk back on top after late heroics

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The Belarusian Premier League is the only European top-flight which has continued throughout the coronavirus pandemic, as Matchweek six saw the league table become even closer and we have the latest video highlights for you.

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Five games have taken place so far this week as fans are still allowed to watch the games at the stadiums in Belarus and matches are broadcast across the world.

Slutsk plays at a ground with a capacity of under 2,000, and has only been a club since 1998. It has never finished higher than eighth in the table.

The club is now alone in first place in the Belarusian Premier League thanks to a dramatic win and a disappointing loss for Vitebsk later in the day.

Below is a look at the video highlights from Sunday’s games.

Slutsk 3-2 Belshina Bobruisk

Nigerian midfielder Umar Bala Muhammed scored early and late as the leaders snared all three points at home.

Artem Serdyuk’s 35th-minute goal made Slutsk’s advantage 2-0, but Leonid Kovel scored before halftime and Pavel Bordukov leveled the score in the 52nd minute.

An 85th-minute sending-off for the visitors opened the door for Mohammed to deliver a winner three minutes later.

Isloch 2-0 Vitebsk

Dmitri Komarovsky and Momo Yansane scored on either side of halftime as Isloch kept pace with the leaders by winning at home.

Isloch is a point back of Slutsk, while the visitors fail in their bid to take a share of the top spot.

Torpedo Zhodino 0-0 Rukh Brest

Twenty-two shots combined shots over 90 minutes were not enough to provide a breakthrough for the first-place seeking hosts, and the visitors’ Sergei Tikhonovskiy was shown red for his second offense of the second half.

Torpedo has allowed just two goals in six matches, but have also only scored four times.

Belarusian Premier League roundup: BATE, FC Minsk secure big wins

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The Belarusian Premier League is the only European top-flight which has continued throughout the coronavirus pandemic, as Matchweek six saw the league table become even closer and we have the latest video highlights for you.

[ VIDEO: Premier League highlights

Five games have taken place so far this week as fans are still allowed to watch the games at the stadiums in Belarus and matches are broadcast across the world.

[ MORE: Belarus Matchweek 5 recap ]

Below is a look at the video highlights from Saturday’s games in the Belarusian Premier League, as the latest round of matches has been spread out across Friday, Saturday and Sunday.


Gorodeya 0-2 BATE

BATE Borisov continued their surge up the table as they’re now third after a comfortable win away at Gorodeya. BATE have now won three of their last four games after a slow start to the season, with Stanislau Dragan and Anton Saroka grabbing the goals in the last 15 minutes.

Slavia 1-3 FC Minsk 

Minsk got a huge win on the road against Slavia Mozyr as Gribovskiy and Yarotskiy put them 2-0 up and although Zhuk made it 2-1 but Vasiljev sealed the win late on.

Dinamo Brest 0-2 Shakhytor

The reigning champs continue their poor start to the current campaign as they sit in the relegation zone. An early own goal put them on the back foot and then Vitali Lisakovich sealed the win in the second half.

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Friday’s results
Smoleevichy-STI 1-3 Dinamo Minsk
Neman Grodno 3-0 Energetyk-BGU

Sunday’s fixtures
Slutsk v. Belshina
Torpedo v. Ruh Brest
Isloch v. Vitebsk

Belarusian Premier League roundup: Isloch edges Slavia Mozyr (video)

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The Belarusian Premier League – the only active European top-flight league at the moment – continued on Saturday despite the coronavirus pandemic.

Isloch 2-1 Slavia Mozyr

Despite the first half showing little signs of life, Satuurday’s bout between Isloch and Slavia Mozyr had an action-packed second half, featuring three goals in the final 30 minutes of play.

With goals from captain Dmitri Komarovsky from the penalty spot and from Nikolai Yanush, Isloch walked away with three points for the first time in two rounds of the Belarusian Premier League. 

In the 77th minute, Slavia Mozyr got a quick sense of joy, with Francis Narh’s goal putting the visitor’s only a goal behind the draw. The goal would result as a consolation goal, however, as Isloch managed register the win despite the thin margin.

As a result, Isloch move fifth in the table after five rounds into the Belarusian top-flight campaign.

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Rukh Brest 1-0 FC Minsk 

Vitebsk 1-0 Dinamo Brest

BATE Boristov 0-0 Torpedo

Belarusian Premier League roundup: BATE thump FC Minsk (video)

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The Belarusian Premier League – the only active European top-flight league at the moment – continued on Sunday despite the coronavirus pandemic.

FC Minsk 0-3 BATE Borisov

Far from putting forward an ideal start to the season, Belarusian giants BATE Borisov picked up their biggest win of the season thus far, thumping FC Minsk 3-0 in Minsk.

 

By the 34th minute, left back Bojan Nastic’s service inside the box led to goals from Stanislav Dragun and Anton Saroka, respectively. BATE had momentum on powering them forward, and it would last the remainder of the bout.

As a handful of Minsk and BATE players shoved back and forth inside the six-yard box, Pavel Nekhajchik curled a ball into the heart of the goal. Disrupted by the handful of bodies in front of him, Minsk goalkeeper Artem Leonov’s desperate punch missed entirely, resulting in an olympic goal from Nekhajchik.

As a result, both teams stand at six points after four rounds into the Belarusian top-flight campaign.

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FK Smolevichi 0-0 Shakhtyor

Dinamo Brest 3-1 Isloch

Belarusian Premier League roundup: Torpedo Zhodino thump Energetik, recoup top spot

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The Belarusian Premier League – the only active European top-flight league at the moment – continued on Saturday despite the coronavirus pandemic.

Torpedo Zhodino 2-0 FC Energetik-BGU

Torpedo Zhodino are league’s best four weeks into the season, as they walked away with a 2-0 win over FC Energetik-BGU on Saturday.

Captain Andrei Khachaturyan opened the scoring in the 55th minute after calmly pushing in Gabriel Ramos da Penha’s crafty lay off inside the box. The goal came after a first half riddled with little bite with either side but lots of possession dominance from the visitors.

Torpedo, who were coming off a 2-0 loss to Dinamo Minsk, struck for a second time 11 minutes later, as da Penha’s strike from 30 yards out rifled into the top-left corner of Denis Sadovskii’s goal. The 24-year-old Brazilian’s second goal of the season should be considered as an early, leading candidate for goal of the week.

After staring the season with back-to-back loses, Gorodeya register their second straight win, edging a 10-player Dinamo Minsk by a goal.

Elsewhere in Belarusian Premier League 

Gorodeya 1-0 Dinamo Minsk 

Slutsk 1-1 Vitebsk