Victor Goncharenko’s trainees had 61 points four rounds before the finals of the 21st Belarusian football championship, creating an unbridgeable gap. Before BATE, no other team has won the national championship title so often.
Dinamo Minsk boasts seven titles and, incidentally, assisted BATE’s victory by defeating their main opponent — Shakhtyor Soligorsk at home. This deprived the Soligorsk team of the smallest chance of beating BATE. Gomel was placed third after drawing against Neman — 2:2, also losing their chance of reaching the finals.
In the Champions League, BATE faces Milan (Italy) on November 1st, at Dynamo Stadium in Minsk.