Day 3 UTLC CUP 2022: Hidden Finals
The last round of the group stage was of fundamental importance in the formation of the main match of the tournament. Crvena Zvezda -Astana and Lokomotiv – Dynamo (Moscow) competed for reaching the final in face-to-face meetings.
The UTLC cup formula guarantees that there are no passing matches at the tournament, since only the winners of their groups enter the final.
The first ticket to the final was played in the match of “Crvena Zvezda” and “Astana”. As in the previous two matches, the Serbs surpassed the opponent in physical readiness and anthropometry. Pressing even in someone else’s penalty area, scorching tackles, joints – the Belgraders were true to themselves. Fought over, ran over, won 5:0. The most athletic team of the tournament is naturally in the final.
The opponent of the Belgrade team was determined in the capital derby “Loko” and “Dynamo”. An emotional and intense match between two teams that are perfectly familiar with each other. A stubborn first half with a slight advantage of the blue and white. At the end of the 30-minute Dynamo managed to push the ball into the gates of the railwaymen. A difficult game is a labor goal.
In the second half, Loko’s quick counterattack ended with a shot from the left flank. The striker’s kick did not come out sharp, the ball kicked, but crawled into the corner -1:1. Without grace, but goals, as you know, do not smell. Especially such important ones.
Thus, on August 21 at 19.00 at the Russian Railways Arena, Crvena Zvezda and Dynamo (Moscow) will play in the main match of the tournament.
Astana and Lokomotiv will meet in a duel for the 3rd place. The rest of the teams will play for 5-8 places.
Other matches of the game day:
CSKA –Alanyaspor 3:0
Fatih Karagyumryuk – Dinamo Minsk 2:1.