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  1. avatar Nick

    I’ve never actually seen this match, but I read fairly recently an interview with Jan M√∏lby, in which he said that this match was the only one that he had at home on video. I really should make a point of seeing it some time. Certainly, the Soviet Union’s match with Belgium in the 1986 World Cup, despite the fact that each tine played only one striker (Igor Belanov and Nico Claesen, respectively), remains one of the greatest matches I can recall.

    Many years later, I celebrated wildly when I saw Dynamo Kiev equalise late on against Arsenal in a Champions League match, after an enthralling performance. Only afterwards did I discover that that Kiev team and the Soviet team of ’86 – which featured the “Kiev experiment” – were both coached by the same man, Valery Lobanovsky.

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