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Derry City well beaten in Europa League first leg

Derry City were well beaten at the Brandywell on Thursday evening as they lost 2-0 to Belarussian opponents Dinamo Minsk.

Minsk captain Nino Galovic gave the away side the lead when he fired past Candystripes keeper Gerard Doherty from close range.

In the second half Derry's opponents grabbed another through Uladzimir Khvashchynski.

City's best chances came from the wings but the Brandywell men were unable to grab a goal.

Things went from bad to worse when Derry defender Conor McDermott recieved his second yellow card late in the second half.

Derry travel to Belarus next week for the second leg.

Derry City: Gerard Doherty, Conor McDermott, Danny Seaborne, Aaron McEneff, Aaron Splaine, Jamie McDonagh, Rory Hale (Ronan Hale 6’), Ally Roy (Rory Patterson 60’), Ben Fisk (Gavin Peers 78’), Darren Cole, Dean Shiels.

Dinamo Minsk: Andrei Harbunou, Nino Galovic, Yury Astraukh (Behunou Raman 78’), Seidu Yahaya, Mikita Kaplenka (Pilip Ivanou 29’), Uros Nikolic, Anton Saroka, Maksim Zhaunerchyk, Uladzimir Khvashchynski (Artsem Salavei 66’), Artsem Hurenka, Maksin Shvetsou.

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