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16 January 2021, 16:38

Belarusian futsal championship: VRZ move up to second

Photo courtesy of VRZ
Photo courtesy of VRZ

MINSK, 16 January (BelTA) – VRZ Gomel defeated Stolitsa Minsk 3-1 in the rescheduled match of the tenth tour of the Belarusian Futsal Championship and moved to the second position in the table, BelTA has learned.

The match in Gomel was a repeat of the recent decisive match of the Belarus Cup, in which VRZ defeated Minsk in a penalty shootout. The visitors wanted to take a revenge, but it did not happen. The Gomel team secured the lead on the 18th minute when the tournament's top scorer Evgeny Klochko scored and Dmitry Shimanovsky added another one a minute later. Midway through the second half Sergei Lavor narrowed the gap, and with one minute left before the final hooter, Evgeny Klochko made it 3-1 in favor of VRZ.

After the first round the team standings of the 32nd Belarusian Futsal Championship is topped by the country's reigning champion Viten Orsha with 11 victories in 11 games and 33 points. Second is VRZ with 28 points. Stolitsa sit third with 27 points. BCH Gomel hold 24 points.

Evgeny Klochko (VRZ) is a top scorer with 16 goals.

The second half of the championship will kick off on 23 January.

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