Team of CIS - winners of the tournament in memory of Nikolai Ozerov
From June 23 to July 1, a mini-football tournament took place dedicated to the memory of Honored Master of Sports of the USSR Nikolai Nikolayevich Ozerov, better known to the public as a sports commentator.
SNGP team in this tournament played a weakened line-up consisting of veterans and young people.
This affected games with teams of the group. Going to the playoffs was hard for our team - one win, one draw and one loss.
This was followed by a semifinal meeting with the Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy team. In this rather difficult match most of the time ended with a score of 4:4. And only in a penalty shootout, our team was able to get a victory, having parried one ball.
The final meeting resembled a deja vu. I had to play with the team "Sodruzhestvo", from which we were defeated in the group. The game was very emotional. Passions led even to two red cards. One minute before the end of normal time, the score was 3:2 in favor of the “Sodruzhestvo”. And only 15 seconds before the end of the game, the score became equal. Again, a draw - 3:3, and again assigned to a series of penalties. However, the goalkeeper of SNGP team once again proved that it was not for nothing that he received the title of “Best Goalkeeper”. The decisive ball was taken and SNGP team won with a score of 4:5.
Our team has once again proved that it is a favorite even with a weakened lineup. Congratulations to the athletes! We wish you good health and new high-profile victories in upcoming tournaments!