Roundup: Slovan Bratislava win seven in a row in Fortuna Liga

Source: Xinhua| 2020-07-06 19:48:04|Editor: huaxia

BRATISLAVA, July 6 (Xinhua) -- After defeating Dunajska Streda 3-1 on Wednesday in matchday 25 of Slovakia's Fortuna Liga, Slovan Bratislava managed to stretch its winning streak to a seven in the 26th round over the weekend, crushing Michalovce 4-0 in the league's Championship Group.

In the Relegation Group, two of the lowest-ranked teams faced off in the penultimate round of the season as Pohronie managed to secure a victory on Nitra's turf to leapfrog its rivals in the rankings with a fragile, one-point lead.

The team that finishes last after the next and final round of the season will have to fight the winner of Slovakia's second-tier league for a spot in next season's Fortuna Liga.

New champions Slovan Bratislava had no difficulties defeating sixth-placed Michalovce, with Bratislava's Brazilian striker Rafael da Silva scoring twice in the second half to lead his team to victory.

Dunajska Streda kept its chances of finishing second alive, defeating current second-placed side Zilina 2-0.

Both parties gave attractive, attacking performances, but only the home team got on the scoreboard.

After hitting the post with a header in the 48th minute, 20-year-old Ghanaian striker Zuberu Sharani managed to score 12 minutes later after a quick turn in the box.

Zsolt Kalmar scored the second goal from a penalty, meaning Dunajska Streda trail Zilina by only one point.

In a match between two teams from the bottom half of the Championship Group, Trnava triumphed over Ruzomberok 2-0 and moved from sixth place to fourth.

The home team failed to capitalize on a penalty in the first half, but Trnava's Greek midfielder Theofanis Tzandaris rectified his teammate's mistake by opening the scores from a long shot.

Four minutes before the final whistle, Croatian midfielder Marko Tesija confirmed the home team's victory after a breakaway, making it 2-0.

In the Relegation Group, a well-deserved 2-0 win on Nitra's pitch put Pohronie one point ahead of its opponent prior to the final round of matches.

Home team Nitra hired a new coach before the game - the fifth this season - to increase their chance of winning, but the management's plan backfired when Ondrej Vrabel was given a red card late in the first half for faking a foul.

Pohronie capitalized on the man advantage and scored twice in the second half.

Trencin is still the undisputed leader of the Relegation Group, winning its fourth match in a row. The first half against Sered offered the fans a wild, four-goal show with two successful attempts on both sides of the pitch.

The hero of the match became Trencin's Belgian midfielder Milan Corryn, who scored the winner in the 72nd minute with a shot from distance to make it 3-2.

The only goalless match was played in Zlate Moravce. The second-ranked team in the Relegation Group ended its match against Senica with a 0-0 draw. Enditem