The Muscovite side brilliantly claims the Mundialito de Clubes after beating Flamengo in a really tight final.
Lokomotiv Moscow brought the undeniable Russian dominion to the clubs sphere, after bending Flamengo to claim the II Mundialito de Clubes. In a historical morning, the Leonov-steered side equalized the score up to three times to finally turn it around amid an amusing noisy crowd who were, needless to say, on the ‘Rubronegro’ side. The contribution by Makarov, close to Madjer in the top-scorers race, and Sydorenko, brilliantly awarded as the tournaments best goalkeeper, gave the Muscovite usual solidness the extra boost they needed to make the difference in such a terrifically competitive tournament.
Benjamin, the tournament’s MVP was brilliant today. Unfortunately for his side, his great performance was not enough, but his moves on the sand delighted the fans both on the stands and at home. He himself was the one to open the score, thanks to a magnificent bicycle by mid first period. Gorchinsky managed the reply for the Russian side by de end of the period, exactly the same way he did when the Brazilian sorcerer netted his second goal today.
The third period decided everything. And despite Benjamin hit for a third time for the 3-2, three strokes in three minutes changed things drastically, with Shkarin, Makarov and Daniel turning the score around. Two goals became a too wide distance for Flamengo, with just 180 seconds to go. Bernardo tried to begin the comeback for the carioca side, but, Makarov cut any trace of reaction with his ninth goal in the tournament, securing the trophy in Russian hands.
Goals: 0-1: Benjamin, min. 6 (1); 1-1: Gorchinskiy, min. 1 (1); 1-2: Benjamin, min. 0 (1); 2-2: Gorchinskiy, min. 1 (2); 2-3: Benjamin, min. 9 (3); 3-3: Shkarin, min. 6 (3); 4-3: Makarov, min. 3 (3); 5-3: Daniel, min. 3 (3); 5-4: Bernardo, min. 1 (3); 6-4: Makarov, min. 0 (3)