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Legends Cup -2014 gave Russian fans the opportunity to see the incomparable Gennaro Gattuso, one of the most dedicated footballers in the history of Italian football. The ex-midfielder of Milan, now working as the head coach of his own team, then flew to Moscow as the captain of his team.

The spectators were delighted. In the stands here and there you could see the personal banners dedicated to Gennaro. It was he who was surrounded primarily for photographs and autographs in the breaks between matches. But he did not refuse anyone, patiently signing and smiling. Then he returned to the field - and turned into a bull terrier as unyielding and clinging to each ball as in his professional career.

I could not reach the final of “Squadra Azzurra”, but I won bronze, having won Ukraine in the tense and dramatic match in the last seconds - 6: 5. And one of the goals in the game for the third place was scored by Gattuso. Again, a very strong composition at the “Cup of Legends” was at the Portuguese, and it is not surprising that they reached the final, meeting there, of course, with the Russian team. The decisive match turned out to be very productive: the team of Valery Gladilin scored nine goals, and the opponent - six. The result - Russia again, for the sixth time in a row, became the strongest in the “Legends Cup”.