UEFA agrees with BATE arguments

BATE’s remaining home matches in Champions League to begin earlier than planned

UEFA is accommodating BATE’s request to shift its two remaining home matches in the Champions League group stage. Its game against Milan (Italy) will begin at Minsk’s Dynamo Stadium at 20.00 Belarusian time (18.00 central European time) on November 1st, while the final match with Czech Viktoria Plzen will start at 21.00 (19.00) on November 23rd. Previously, it was planned that both games would kick off at 21.45; however, as Belarus doesn’t shift to winter time this year, the remaining matches will be held earlier. Guest matches with Milan on October 19th and with Barcelona on December 6th will both begin at 21.45 (Belarusian time).

In the first round of Group H, Victor Goncharenko’s trainees drew (1:1) in an away match against Viktoria and lost to Spanish Barcelona 0:5. After two rounds, Barcelona boasts 4 points (goal difference — 7:2), Milan has 4 (4:2), Viktoria has earned 1 (1:3) and BATE also has 1 (1:6). The top two teams will go through to the next round of the Champions League while the third squad will continue performing in the Europa League play-offs.

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