Minsk hosting group matches of UEFA Futsal Cup


Minsk hosting group matches of UEFA Futsal Cup

This is an analogue of the Champions League in big football. Italian "Pescara", "Kairat" from Kazakhstan and Moscow "Dinamo" came to Minsk. October 11, hosts FC Stolitsa opened the tournament with the match against the Moscow team.

Many called this match the most important for Stolitsa at the tournament. Three teams from our group enter the next stage of the UEFA Cup and "Dinamo" seemed the easiest among all rivals. Although the group in which Stolitsa is playing has already been called group of death.

The match took place with the advantage of the Belarusian players, but the guests opened the scoring. The Minsk team replied before the break. In the second half, Stolitsa continued to weaken the guests' defense. It seemed that the goal was a matter of time. However, the hosts suddenly conceded twice on counterattacks. 1:3 by the 35th minute.

Taras Korolishin, player of the IFC Stolitsa:
It seems that we did everything right, but the ball did not want to enter the goal. Their goalkeeper helped out. The first ridiculous counter-attack, and immediately the ball was in our net. Somewhere we were a little bit unlucky.

However, Stolitsa showed character. Veteran Alexander Chernik scored a second for Minsk and made one assist. Thus it became 3:3!

Moreover, the Minskers did not stop. They scored two more by the end of the game and made it 5:3. An excellent start to the tournament.

Taras Korolishin:
We knew that it would be difficult since "Dinamo" is not an easy opponent. Everyone said "young guys", but they are all well trained, great school. Thank God we could turn the game around.