Avtomobilist lost to principal rival in Magnitogorsk. Yekaterinburg team opened the score, but missed three goals in a row and was defeated.
Yekaterinburg Avtomobilist played its first match in 2020 away from Magnitogorsk, against the local team Metallurg. Games with teams from the Chelyabinsk region are fundamental, and fans expect an uncompromising fight from athletes.
Avtomobilist successfully started the match: already in the fifth minute the defender Vasilevsky sent the puck to the far “nine”.
The player of Metallurg Kulemin until the end of the period equalized the score, and after the break, scored a double. The third time, the gates of rivals were hit by Andrey Nestrashil.
At the 54th minute, Avtomobilist striker Golyshev reduced the difference in the score to a minimum. 40 seconds before the end of the third period, the head coach of Avtomobilist replaced the goalkeeper, but this did not help and the Avtomobilist lost with a score of 2:3.