#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. The Norilsk Nickel mini-football club’s first home games of the new season of the were held on the parquet floor of the Aika sports hall in Norilsk. The championship debutants from Novokuznetsk, the Sib-Transit team, came to meet with the Russian mini-football silver champions.
The meetings took place as part of the third round of the Paris Super League; the players fought in Aika on Saturday and Sunday.
The Norilsk team has already played two games this season – in both matches, Evgeniy Kuksevich’s team won.
Norilsk Nickel beat Sib-Transit in Sunday’s match with a score of 6:5. The Norilsk team managed to win in regulation time, although Sib-Transit desperately resisted.
“Victory is the most important thing. The opposing team is in excellent physical shape, and now this is their main weapon. Our team is more attacking, we didn’t always have time to switch. Nevertheless, today we tuned our team more psychologically. In the first half, we had a slightly different tactic – there was a four that put pressure, did not give the opponent options for possession of the ball, or counterattacks.
But the players’ physical form today is not in the most optimal condition, and the opponent used our weaknesses. It’s good that we won and now we need to rest a little. Then we will continue preparing for a more skilled opponent – FC Sinara”, said Norilsk Nickel’s head coach Evgeniy Kuksevich after the match.
“I think the fans liked the game. The score was constantly changing, and the match looked spectacular. With all respect to the opponent, I am not happy with today’s game result. It’s our own fault – we screwed up the start of the second half. After games with such opponents, we will try our best to rise in the standings”, Sib-Transit head coach Evgeniy Davletshin commented on the meeting.
Text: Denis Kozhevnikov, Photo: author