Lift the curse!
The youth team is totally unlucky. In the XXI century our team was selected for the Euro only once — in 2013. But the tournament is better not to remember: Spain (with de GEA and ISCO), the Netherlands (with Wijnaldum and Deaem) and Germany (with Emre Gian and Mustafi) had not given Russia any points. And it’s then we had a solid pitch, Cheryshev, Shatov, Dzagoev, Schennikov…
On the second Russian team like a curse. In Soviet times, our youth was considered one of the strongest in Europe — three times won the continental tournament (in 1976, 1980 and 1990), and in 1977 became the best on the planet. Now everything is quite the opposite: Russia has passed the qualifying stages 14 times, but reached the final only three times. And there is not succeed — lost all six matches at Euro youth. Continue reading
Sevastopol hosted the Central match of the round between the two favourites of the championship.
As the game showed, the teams differ in class, and very significantly. Of course, we could say that Sevastopol had to rehabilitate before the audience and coaches after a bad game in Chernivtsi. You can also say that the Alchevsk had no reason to go all out after a series of major victories. However, who would not say what, the team did not save power, and the game was just great. It was able to please both spectators and football professionals.
According to head coach, Alchevsk was going to stand in the first half, making some adjustments in the second… But so do all the teams coming to Sevastopol. But nothing they somehow did not work. Although playing open football with Sevastopol-even worse. So coaches choose the lesser of two evils. Continue reading