Norilsk Nickel, as the favorite of the match, did not postpone the goal and in the second minute of the match took the lead: Brazilian legionnaire Alex, who was given a precise pass by the best assistant of the polar club Zanotto. Despite the fact that very few people believed in the victory of the guests, it should be admitted that they did not lose heart and continued to aggravate the game. However, the goalkeeper Nikolay Balashov nullified all the efforts of the guests. At the 15th minute, one of the best scorers of the championship, Ruslan Kudziev, reminded of himself again: the ninth number of nickel players broke through the flank, beautifully removed the goalkeeper’s swing and elegantly sent the ball to the goal – 2:0. Five minutes before the end of the half, the score became large, and again Kudziev played an important role in this, who broke the guests’ defense, gave a pass to Alex, and the Brazilian scored a double with a blow from a distance.
The beginning of the second half was not much memorable, except that Balashov, having shown skill at the last line of defense, helped out in several episodes. The legionnaires were especially zealous with Uhta, but neither Bruno nor Pedala could upset the Norilsk team. But Semyon Tsyba scored, two minutes before the final siren, soaking the score, and, surprisingly, with a wonderful blow from a distance. However, even before that, Norilsk Nickel scored the fourth goal: Vladislav Shayakhmetov tried to organize an exemplary counter-attack, which he himself brought to a goal. The final score of the match was 4:1 in favor of the Norilsk people.
Today, on March 26, the rivals will play a return game, starting at 19.00 (Norilsk time). Watch the live broadcast of the fight on the Northern City mediacompany portal.
Text: Mikhail Tuaev, Photo: Sergey Kolosov