Yuri GROMOV, “FACTS”
The famous Russian commentator Vasily Utkin, who called the annexation of Crimea in 2014, “unfair step against Ukraine, but, in fact, fair,” recalled the epic mistake of the goalkeeper of Russian national team Alexander Filimonov in the match against Ukraine (1:1) in qualifying for Euro 2000.
“Those who have seen defeat (in fact, the match ended in a draw 1:1. — Ed.) the Russian team in the match against Ukraine with a goal when Filimonov, like on the way to the toilet in his apartment blown up on a mine, no one will never forget, “said journalist author of the program “Football club” on Youtube.
Alexander Filimonov, a second after the fatal error
We will remind, Russia has won in the course of a meeting in Moscow with the score 1:0. It was the last minute and the referee awarded a free-kick on the left flank to the touchline. For its execution came from Shevchenko and instead shed decided to break — in the end, the ball fell over the collar Filimonov, who, trying to save the team, just threw it in the gate.
In the end, the Russians “flew” by Euro 2000, and Ukraine qualified for the play-offs, where the sum of the two matches lost to Slovenia.
Earlier, the “FACTS” reported that the legendary goalkeeper Olexandr shovkovskyi has called his mistake in the match with Slovenia in 1999, the biggest mistake in his career.