8-0: Russia beat Cuba in an unprecedented friendly


The Russian team beat the Cuba (8-0) this Monday in an unprecedented friendly in history played in the city of Volgograd.

The locals scored three goals in the first 45 minutes Obliakov, Golovin and Anton Miranchuk. The weak Caribbean team scored another 5 goals in the second half, the work of Silianov, Sobolev, Prutsev, Krivtsov and Mostovoy.

The Russian Pinyaev He missed a penalty in the 85th minute, a shot that was blocked by the Cuban goalkeeper. The match, attended by over 40,000 spectators, was played in the arena Volgogradthe stadium located on the bank of the river Volgaancient Stalingradscene of one of the bloodiest battles in history.

This is the biggest achievement of the group led by Valery Karpin because he was excluded from international competitions due to the war with Ukraine in February 2022.

The Cuban coach, Yunielys Castillostarted with the following eleven: arozarena; Pérez, Díaz, Sánchez, Calvo; Torres, Morrejón, Espino, Gloor, Paradela and Delgado.

Russia He had never faced the Cuban team before. The only precedent is the match between Soviet Union and the Cuban team at the 1980 Moscow Olympics (8-0).

In the last two years the Russians had to face teams like Cameroon, Kenya, Uzbekistan, Iran either Iraq due to the refusal of top-level teams to face the despised Slavic team.

Source: La Verdad


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