The Youth Radar’s latest feature rounds-up all the weekend action across Europe’s top youth leagues. In the coming weeks we’ll be covering England, Germany, France, Italy and Holland on our dedicated pages as well as a European round-up on a Monday evening from Russia, Scotland, Ukraine, Portugal and much more.
A small review this week, but not long till all the action kicks off. Eastern Europe start their seasons slightly earlier than the rest of the continent but it’s not long till domestic youth leagues kick off, with the Barclays U21 Premier League kicking off on Friday night with Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur.
The U20 Scottish Premier League kicks off tomorrow evening. Among the highlights are Celtic v Dundee United and Hamilton Academical v Rangers.
Where the season has started, in Russia, Spartak Moscow find themselves bottom of the Russian U21 Premier League despite their 1-1 draw against Kuban’ Krasnodar over the weekend. The point was their first of the season after four games played.
Dinamo Moscow, CSKA Moscow and Krasnodar are the only teams in the league to remain unbeaten. Dinamo Moscow thrashed Terek Grozny 4-1 on Friday night, sitting in second place behind Krasnodar.
Mlada Boleslav remain top of the U21 Juniorska Liga in Czech Republic after a stunning 7-0 win against Jablonec.
Sparta Prague won their derby match against Slavia Prague, keeping them in second place thanks to a 3-1 victory.
Shakhtar Donetsk beat Dynamo Kiev in Ukraine’s U21 League but they are second place after four games behind Metalurh Zaporizhya. Top of the table drew 3-3 with Hoverla on Friday night.