CSKA Moscow ‘Keeper Igor Akinfeev Becomes Owner Of Astounding (And Completely Unwanted) Champions League Clean Sheet Record

Chris Wright

19th, October 2016


Last night, CSKA Moscow goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev became the proud custodian of a truly astounding Champions League record.

With CSKA leading Monaco by a goal to nil, it looked as though Akinfeev was about to keep a clean sheet in the competition for the first time in almost a decade.

Alas, just as CSKA fans began hanging up the bunting and lighting the candles on the cake, Monaco went and piddled all over the parade by scoring an 88th-minute equaliser.

Thus, Akinfeev’s incredible (and entirely unwanted) Champions League clean sheet drought was officially extended into its 40th game.

Indeed, we are now closing in on the tenth anniversary of the last time the Russian stopper managed to go for a full game without conceding…


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