The atmosphere of togetherness and fair competition at "Spartak" Academy


On the last saturday summer day at "Spartak" Academy stadium the second game day of Lukoil Cup 2016 was played. All fans who decided to spend that day at Sokolniki district got a big amount of positive emotions which was gained by great football performed by participants of Lukoil Cup.

"Friendly derby" between the "Spartak" and "Crvena Zvezda" from Serbia was played in emotional, entertaining and fair play way. After the kick-off at one of the stands a big banner has appeared - "Brothers forever" - was the message made by the fans of russian team to their serbian "red-white brothers". This act of fans emphasized again a main idea of ​​the tournament - the unity through the game of football, the game without discrimination, in the spirit of fair play and friendship. Despite the defeat 0: 2, Belgrade players and all coaches, staff shooked hands and thanked for the support all fans - and, of course, made a lot of photos with "Spartak" team and fans.

Portuguese "Benfica" debuted in the secong match of the day - they had to compete with "Genoa" to win 3 points. Despite the weighty competitive advantage of the portuguese team, the fate of the match was decided by own goal of "eagles" defender after the free kick near the goal.

"Levski" started new game day with the match against the host team of Lukoil Cup 2016. Throughout the game, the bulgarian team managed to avert the threat from their gates. But again, at the las minutes of the battle, "red-white" midfielder hit the ball from a big distance - and it flew directly to the top corner of the net.

The fourth match between "Benfica" and "Crvena Zvezda" was held in the double-edged struggle. The first goal was made by serbian players - after a long pass, striker of belgrade team made a great shot into the top corner of the goal by his head. But "Benfica" did it best and scored from a free-kick combination - final score 1:1 was better for portuguese team.

"Genoa" and "Levski" played in last match of the day at "Spartak" Academy stadium - to win medals, italian players should win that game with a big goal difference - and they succeeded: 3 goals at "Levski" net and 1 goal in their own.

Looking forward to seeing you at "Otkritie Arena" Stadium tomorrow!