Akinfeev has set a record


Igor Akinfeeva: Alexander vilf / RIA Novosti

The goalkeeper of CSKA Moscow Igor Akinfeev, playing “zero” in the match of the second round of the group stage of the Champions League against real Madrid (1:0), set a record among Russian goalkeepers in the number of “dry” (no goals conceded) matches in the tournament. Statistics presented in “Sport-Express”.

On account of a 32-year-old Akinfeev is now eight “dry” meetings in the Champions League. The assets of the former goalkeeper Petersburg “Zenith” Vyacheslav Malafeev seven matches “zero” (20 games), seven “dry” matches held by another goalkeeper blue-white-blue Yuri Lodygin (17 games).

For Akinfeev match with real Madrid became the 57th in a career in the UEFA Champions League. The goalkeeper got two yellow card in the 95th minute for arguing with the judge. As a result, he will miss the next match of CSKA in the tournament against the Italian “Roma”.

Akinfeev is a six-time champion of Russia CSKA and UEFA Cup winner 2004-05 season. With the national team of Russia goalkeeper became the bronze medalist of the European championship in 2008 and reached the quarterfinals of the 2018 world Cup. In its composition, he became the youngest goalkeeper, making his debut in the national team (18 years and 20 days), as well as the record for number of appearances and the number of “dry” matches.

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