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  • A Yahoo! User May 13, 2011 18:04 Flag

    This has gotta be wrong...

    How can a team reach a final without scoring a goal. ? Shows once again penalties are making a mockery of the game.:-

    Team reaches Cup final without scoring goal

    Thu May 12 02:36PM
    Russian side Alania Vladikavkaz have amazingly qualified for the Russian Cup final without scoring a goal.
    The team from the foothills of the Caucasus mountains play in Russia's second tier and entered the competition at the last-32 stage where they faced an away tie against KAMAZ Naberezhnye Chelny.

    The matched finished 0-0 after extra-time but Alania won 4-2 on penalties to move into the last 16 where they again played out a 0-0 draw before triumphing 5-4 on penalties against Gornyak Uchaly.

    In the quarter-finals they were drawn to meet FC Saturn Moscow Oblas but received a bye straight into the semi-finals when their opponents went bankrupt in the winter of 2011.

    That gave them a last-four tie with Rostov on Wednesday to make it into the final - and they repeated their old trick of drawing 0-0 before winning on penalties, this time 6-5.

    Alania will now face CSKA Moscow in the final after they beat city rivals Spartak 5-4 in a penalty shootout after an exciting 3-3 draw.

    Vladikavkaz famously won the Russian title in 1995 but this is the first time they will play in the Russian Cup final.


    OK..., why not forget the actual game, and just have a match of shot's in. Only need's one player and one goalkeeper from either side, to save on wages.Saves everyone the bother then won't it !