his great corner
Many spoke of a small, fragile boy from the Spartak double. The head coach with a sonorous name failed, and instead the team was headed by a general director who had never coached anyone before. It seemed that such a rearrangement would not bring red and white anything but a new failure, but Karpinsky Spartak -2009 turned out to be perhaps the prettiest in the recent history of the club. Would he be a champion, but the cruel pragmatist Kurban Berdyev shattered all hopes to smithereens.
The guy from the double had already cut through the game for the home team. He scored his first goal at the age of 16 very beautifully in the Krasnodar Cup game, and in the derby with Lokomotiv at the age of 17 years and 8 days, he became the youngest scorer in the history of Russian championships. Continue reading
The older generation of football fans who took the beginning of the 1960s should remember well the famous corner kicks of Valery Lobanovsky, the attacking Dynamo player of Kiev Dynamo. He twisted the ball so skillfully that, describing the curve, he suddenly turned sharply into the near or far corner for the goalkeeper.
Footballer Lobanovsky, who graduated from school with a gold medal and played at Dynamo, at the same time successfully studied at the Kiev Polytechnic Institute. Speaking in the language of science, he used the so-called Magnus effect, which deflects a rotating body from straight-line motion, in its proprietary corners. calculated the speed of the run, the point of application of the ball and its force, and then brought the corner to automatism, practicing the blow hundreds of times in training. Continue reading