pulled the defenders
The Russian team against strong named Scotland showed excellent organization of the game. British hopes were based on the transformation of the team after the arrival of eminent coach Steve Clark. Expectations for improvements
focused actions in defense and counter-attacks — but with this just having problems.
Russia beat the hosts 4: 3 on clear scoring chances and 12:9 on free kicks. Also quite unexpectedly, we just crushed the Scots in the martial arts 61:43 and 35:18 in upland duels. This is a very big bias in favor of one of the opponents, this is extremely rare even in the meetings of the top teams with dwarfs. Moreover, the composition of the guests was not confined to the fight: Golovin, Zhirkov, Ionov, Semenov is not the most outstanding in the martial arts performers. Nevertheless, the Scots were trampled. Continue reading