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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.

Elsewhere in Belarusian Premier League 

FK Smolevichi 0-0 Shakhtyor

Dinamo Brest 3-1 Isloch

Belarusian Premier League roundup: FC Energetik-BGU edge FC Minsk, moves to top of league

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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 Energetik-BGU 2-0 FC Minsk 

FC Energetik-BGU are the new leaders of the Belarusian Premier League, following a 2-0 victory over FC Minsk, who were atop of the table prior to Sunday’s bout.

Aleksey Nosko broke the deadlock in the 21st minute, while winger Jasurbek Yakhshiboev sealed the victory for the hosts in stoppage time.

With the victory, Energetik-BGU are the only unbeaten team in the league after three matchweeks, winning all three matches. The positive spell began with a 3-1 against Belarus giants BATE Boristov. Since, Energetik-BGU have scored three goals, while managing to concede none.

Slutsk, who also featured on Sunday, moved up to second on the table following a hard-earned 3-2 victory over Isloch, which saw them play the final minutes of the match with 10 players.

Elsewhere in Belarusian Premier League 

Smolevichi-STI 0-0 Vitebsk

Isloch 2-3 Slutsk