The match of the Ukrainian first division of football between Rukh Lviv and Metalist Kharkiv, which took place on Wednesday in Lviv, did not last 90 minutes. But well… 4h27. The reason ? Several air alerts, while the war with Russia is still raging. Interrupted three times by the alarm sirens, the meeting which had started at 3 p.m. local time ended at 7:27 p.m. The two teams spent a total of 145 minutes in dugout, with no strikes detected in the area.
The city of Lviv, located in western Ukraine and home to many refugees since the start of the Russian invasion on February 24, has suffered violent air attacks in recent months. Ukraine celebrated Independence Day, which commemorates its separation from the USSR in 1991, on Wednesday, six months to the day after the start of the conflict. The Ukrainian championship resumed behind closed doors on Tuesday, and it was Metalist who won away on Wednesday (1-2).