All for Gazprom-Yugra!
Saturday, 18 November, Premier Arena, 19 hours, Gazprom-Ugra match in the sixth round of the PARI Super League against Ufa Ural. Why you should come and support our team?
Historical aspect: Gazprom-Yugra’s history of games with Ural is long and memorable. Can you remember the season 2010-2011 years, when the Surgut team sensationally advanced to the playoffs of the Belgorod "Belogorye", then lost to Zenit Kazan in the quarterfinals (in the return home match - only in tiebreaker 14:16) and gave out a real thriller with “Ural” in the series for fifth place. Everything was decided only in the fifth game of the fifth meeting in Ufa, in which the hosts won 15:13. We got our last victory over Ural 28 February last year in Ufa, habitual counting - 3:2. Matches between our teams are always distinguished by enviable tenacity, The upcoming match is unlikely to be an exception.
What's by name?? The current application of Ural – for a treat. Honored Master of Sports passes, Alexey Obmochaev's colleague on the London Olympic team Alexander Butko, in the final game - Petar Krsmanovic's colleague on the Serbian national team, European champion Uros Kovacevic, star Iranian finisher, performed in Poland and Italy, Milad Ebadipur. Here are team veterans diagonal Evgeniy Rybakov and finishing player Egor Feoktistov, This is also where five-time Champions League winner Alexander Gutsalyuk began his great career in Surgut.. Well, the head coach of Ural deserves special attention - he is the former coach of the Russian national team, leading the men's Lokomotiv from Novosibirsk to victory in the Champions League, and the women's "Lokomotiv" from Kaliningrad - twice to the "gold" of the Russian Championship Andrey Voronkov.
What in fact? In five rounds of the Ural championship, like Gazprom-Yugra, achieved only one victory - over the offender of Surgut ASK. On the losing side of defeat from “Fakel”, "Kuzbass", Shakhtar, in the last match at home the Ufa team lost to Yenisei. Let's face it, This is not the start we expected from this team. There is hardly any reason to talk about a crisis yet, but the team has problems. The individual skill of the players does not yet form the puzzle necessary for victory.
What are the forecasts?? “Ural” is probably looking at the example of ASK, who also came to Surgut after a series of defeats and restored the acid-base balance at the Premier Arena. Surgut residents have experience in surprising the enemy in the match with Dynamo-LO, and also experience with the same ASA. Both opponents lost their previous matches, both have one victory each, both will fight not only for points in the standings, but also for the general emotional background. Our team has a great potential advantage - home stands, who may well play the role of the seventh player on the court. If you want to take part in such a game, be sure to come to the match, stretching the vocal cords! Your support could make a difference.