Prime Ukrainian groups Dnipro-1 and FC Oleksandriya performed the longest match within the competitors’s historical past, with the match ending 4 hours and 36 minutes after kick-off following a number of airstrike warnings.
Monday night’s match, performed on the Dnipro Area within the jap Ukrainian metropolis of Dnipro, began fifteen minutes late as a consequence of an air raid siren.
The house crew took the lead within the thirty fourth minute, however the gamers have been marched off the sector once more early within the second half.
Oleksandriya scored shortly after the restart, however was disallowed by VAR after an hour’s delay attributable to one other siren.
With one minute of regular time remaining, the match was postponed for one more hour and a half after one other air raid siren.
The 1-0 victory within the match, which began at 5:15 PM native time and ended round 10 PM, places Dnipro-1 in second place within the Ukrainian Premier League.
Defender Eduard Sarapiy advised it membership web site his crew was determined to complete the match.
“That is the primary lengthy sport for us, and it might have ended badly for us. We wished to play the entire sport. We went on the sector and tried to complete the sport solely by profitable,” he stated.
The Ukrainian Premier League advised the BBC it was the longest match in its historical past.
“The match lasted 4 hours and 36 minutes, and it is a new document. The earlier longest match was final season’s match between FC Rukh and FC Metalist, which lasted 4 hours and 27 minutes. The explanation was the identical: an air raid siren, ‘, the League stated.
Dnipro returned to taking part in their dwelling video games on the Dnipro Area in September, after relocating to Western Ukraine following Russia’s full-scale invasion of the nation in February 2022.
Whereas Dnipro is a long way from the entrance line, an aged man was reportedly killed in a Russian airstrike within the area a day earlier than the match.