Anji Academy team dropped out of the competition at quarterfinal.
Anji Academy team U14 (coached by Marat Ramazanov) was defeated by Volgar Astrakhan in a two-leg contention.
Our players dominated the first leg through that was hosted on one of the reserve fields of Anji Arena, missed several goal chances including the penalty and enjoyed the 1-1 draw.
In the return match held in Astrakhan the Academicians lost 0-1 in a tough struggle and dropped out of the trophy contest which is participated by youth teams of all the FNL and the Second Division teams as well as the Football Academy and football training centers.
The group stage of the Russian Championship among RPL youth teams has completed (SFD – NCFD zone). It`s to be recalled that Anji Academy was represented by two groups – teams U16 and U15 (coaches Anzur Sadirov and Renat Izbulatov, respectively).
They`ve been topping the tournament for long, but lost the leading position to Ramzan teams of the Grozny Academy, that promoted to the playoff matches struggling for the right to perform in the all-Russian final. However, Anji Academy still preserves chances to make that outstanding youth football forum. It can register the teams for the First Division matches, the winner of which will get the opportunity to get to the First Division final through the semi-final series vs the bronze winner of the qualifying stage in the Moscow zone.
It`s to be added that Anji-2 team held a friendy game with the Academy team U18 (coached by Vyacheslav Sidoryuk) on Saturday, July 19. Ruslan Agalarov`s lads earned the 5-1 win over their younger mates.