The Russian youth team played an exciting match in Uzbekistan! Why doesn’t Karpin’s team play like this?
Nikita Paglazov September 8, 2023, 18:26 Moscow time Audio version: Your browser does not support the audio element.
The closest affiliate of the Russian team shone in Bukhara. Draw – 3:3!
The Russian U21 team played its second match in 2023. In June, the team lost to Belarusian Torpedo-BelAZ 0-1. And now an away match with the Uzbekistan U21 team took place in Bukhara.
Russia’s starting lineup included several players who took to the field this RPL season. The main stars: Kirill Glebov, Mikhail Ryadno (both from CSKA) and Ilya Rozhkov (Rubin). Overall, a pretty interesting mix of young players.
Testing against a strong Asian team is a good reason for further analysis. And from the first minutes Russia started bravely. The team launched endless attacks, surrounded the Uzbekistan area and Glebov had several chances at once in the first half. He took advantage of one of them in the 10th minute. After a rebound and a failed save by the local goalkeeper, the CSKA midfielder finished the ball into an empty goal. A joyful and positive start for Russia.
Uzbekistan seemed lost at first. The team rarely attacked and could not keep the ball for long. Russia literally crushed the hosts. But everything changed in the 21st minute. Referee Rustam Lutfullin awarded a penalty for a ghost hand by a Russian defender after a corner kick. The replay clearly showed that nothing happened, but the match was played without VAR, so no one overturned the penalty. Mukhamanali Urinboev approached the point and confidently converted the penalty with a panenka.
And it was the goal that gave Uzbekistan strength. The team was no longer afraid of the rival. Russia also did not abandon the attacks, but now the game has become double-edged. The Uzbek players created a couple more chances in front of the rival goal, but we didn’t see any more goals. In short: the first half of the match between the youth teams of Uzbekistan and Russia was much more spectacular than the match between Egypt U23 and the Russian national team.
Uzbekistan U21 – Russia U21 – 3:3
And the second half began with another goal from Russia. And again CSKA player Matvey Kislyak distinguished himself. He received the ball in the center of the area and shot accurately into the lower left corner of the Uzbek goal.
Did the second goal they conceded confuse the locals? No. Uzbekistan continued to attack; They were not at all embarrassed by Russia’s status. The pressure from the Asian team finally worked. In the 63rd minute, Uzbekistan tied the score: after a free kick, the ball passed around the Russian area and, in the end, substitute Abdugafur Aidarov was the fastest to the rebound.
Ivan Shabarov’s team fell into place again almost immediately. The Uzbek striker recovered the ball on the rebound, then the hosts played a mini combination that Nurlan Ibraimov closed. In the 63rd minute, Uzbekistan trailed 1:2 and a couple of minutes later they were already ahead.
But how could the plot of such a match not develop again? Russia stormed Uzbekistan’s goal for more than 15 minutes after conceding the goal. Our team wasted several good opportunities, but in the 81st minute the goal still came. Urals midfielder Ilya Ishkov, who came on as a substitute, found himself alone in the area and calmly sent the ball into Samandar Muradboev’s goal.
The end of the match was left in the hands of the Russian team. Uzbekistan seemed to have run out of steam, but the Russians tried to snatch victory from it. It didn’t work. But the teams presented an exciting and meaningful match. Much more interesting than the match of the main Russian team in Egypt. Why can’t Karpin’s team play like this?
The Russian U-21 team has another sparring match ahead with Uzbekistan. The team shows a good game. It is even more interesting whether this will bring victory in the second meeting.
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