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Dutch midfielder Moscow “Spartak” Gus Teal’c shared his impression of the match between Russia and Netherlands in the quarterfinals of the European championship in 2008. His words according to “Sport-Express”.
21-year-old midfielder recalled that the Russian team coached by his namesake Guus Hiddink. According to the Dutch Euro 2008 was one of the first major tournaments that he had to watch. The player recalled a match between Russian players and compatriots in the quarterfinals.
“Were very happy when van Nistelrooy equalized towards the end of normal time. And then Andrey Arshavin did score in overtime and I was almost in tears,” recalled Thiel.
Teal’c joined Spartak this summer. The midfielder previously played for the Dutch “AZ Alkmaar”. The transfer of midfielder cost the Muscovites in 18 million euros and was a record for the club.
Arshavin did not participate in the first two matches of the Russian team at Euro 2008 and is back in the squad in the final meeting of the group stage against Sweden. The Russian team won with the score 2:0. Arshavin has recorded one of the goals on his own expense and was voted best player of the match. The result allowed the national team to qualify from the group, where in the quarterfinals, she had to play against Holland. The team did not reveal the winner in regulation time (1:1). But in overtime, Arshavin gave the scoring pass to Dmitry Torbinsky, and then scored himself, breaking out between the legs of the Dutch goalkeeper Edwin van der SAR.
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