The first friendly game at Turkish VTB training camps ended in a 3:2 win for the White-Blues.
The match was held in an unusual format and consisted of two one-hour halves. Igor Leshchuk played in goal during the first sixty minutes. 17-year-old youngsters – Milan Majstorovic and Denis Bokov – appeared on the right wing.
The Serbian defender started his career as a right-back, so he did not spend too much time to get used to this position. Milan began joining the attacks immediately. The first chance came to Fedor Smolov. Dynamo number 10 opened up behind the backs of defenders and caught Daniil Lesovoy's cross deftly. Unfortunately, the ball went wide.
Dynamo played with big advantage. Their footballers took five corner kicks in 20 minutes. Arsen Zakharyan was also active and fired wide from a comfortable position as Smolov did the same.
The Bosnian side opened the score in the 24th minute. Enver Kulasin beat Roberto Fernandez on the wing and sent the ball to Momchilo Mrkaic, who struck into the empty corner.
After short break the White-Blues continued to dominate. Smolov had three chances for an equaliser, but every time his efforts were denied by Nikola Cetkovic. In addition, Bokov missed a nice opportunity trying to convert Majstorovic's smart cross.
In the second 60-minute period the renewed squad of the White-Blues added pressure and creativity. Nicolas Ngamaleu showed great skills in attack running with the ball through three defenders and earning an important penalty. Konstantin Tyukavin shot from the eleven-meter spot and didn't miss – 1:1.
Dynamo players were full of enthusiasm and took the lead soon. Luka Gagnidze crossed from the corner and found Nicholas Marichal's head, who scored his opener in Dynamo jersey. Congratulations to Nico!
Before the last 30-minute period Slavisa Jokanovic made two changes fielding Ivan Zazvonkin and Ilya Kuptsov. The 21-year-old goalkeeper debuted for the first team and made an effective save in a jump denying Jurilj's attempt.
The end of this marathon match turned out to be dramatic. In the 99th minute the Bosnians managed to equalise with Nikola Pejovic's header. Three minutes later, Sergey Parshivlyuk crossed towards Tyukavin, who headed the near top corner thanks to the ricochet off the centre-back's shoulder.
The Muscovites could extend their lead by the final whistle, however the goalkeeper reacted to Ruslan Shagiakhmetov's good shot. In the next friendly game Dynamo will face Arda from Bulgaria. Kick-off will be whistled on 4 p.m.