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12.05.2005 Moscow Patriots
Preview Moscow vs. Stockholm
On May, the 15th the game takes place in Moscow on stadium " Spartak 2 " of tournament "Eurobowl XIX" between the strongest teams of Russia and Sweden. This day "Moscow Patriots" and "Stockholm Mean Machines" will struggle for an output in a semifinal of tournament.
For the first time Russia has taken part in EFL tournament in 1999. "Moscow Patriots" participate in it since 2002. Beginning from this year "Moscow Patriots" are champions of national Championship of Russia and till a new season not to time have not conceded a position of the leader.
Unfortunately, in this tournament Russian teams pursue failures, they so not to time and did not manage to reach its semifinal. We hope, that in a season of 2005 "Moscow Patriots" everyone will change this sad tradition and will move ahead in tournament table EUROBOWL XIX.
"Stockholm Mean Machines" and "Moscow Patriots" in tournament "Eurobowl" already met in 2003. Then "Machines" have won with 39: 36. It was very entertainment and expressive game. Players till last minutes battled for game advantage which constantly passed from one team to another. The dramatic nature of this meeting consists that the Russian team has lost last chance of participation in tournament EUROBOWL, having shown one of the best games.
Here is how Head Coach of National Team of Russia Vassily Dobrjakov estimates this game. "Stockholm Mean Machines" in 2003 was very well balanced and strong team. Skilled and large players well owned passing and rushing game. They have shown good team interaction and have literally pulled out a victory over "Patriots" in last seconds.