The Soviet Union outclassed Guinea in a Group D match in the World Youth Soccer tournament being held in Japan.
The Soviet Union outclassed Guinea in a Group D match in the World Youth Soccer tournament being held in Japan. The Soviet Union is defending its title in the second of the tournaments to be held between the best teams from a hundred and one countries. The players must all have been born before the first of August 1959. In their game against Guinea, the Soviet Union, playing in white opened with a penalty in the sixth minute.
SYNOPSIS: The competent effort by Mikhail Olefirenko gave the Soviet Union an early start, but they soon had to fight to keen ahead although the Guinea players's effort here lacked aggression.
There were no further goals in the first half, but the sparkle came back into the game with an unfulfilled opportunity for the Soviet Union. And another effort soon after also lacked finishing.
In he fifty-eighth minute, the Soviet Union found an ally in Guinea's keeper, who dropped the ball at Vladmir Mikahlevsky's toe.
This gave the title-holders a firm grip on the game and they continued to pressure Guinea's goal, although not always to effect.
Late in the game....too late for Guinea....Soviet manoeuvring deteriorated into a disorderly retreat. But as with their defence, so Guinea's attack was not up to the task. The result of this game left Guinea with no hope of advancing to the quarter finals, but the Soviet Union, showing judgement in defence as well as on attack, is among the top five point-scorers of the tournament.
The Soviet Union made it three-nil with a perfect corner kick to Anatoli Radenko's head in a movement that again dazzled Guinea's goal keeper.