Washington Capitals Captain Alex Ovechkin signed a one-day contract with Dynamo Moscow yesterday to make his professional football debut in a friendly match against Amkal, a talented team full of social media stars and bloggers.
Ovechkin actually scored in the game, hitting the far corner of the net from the surface to repair. A smiling Ovechkin celebrated with the same intensity and enthusiasm he would normally have in a hockey game, leaping high in the air with both arms reaching skyward like Cristiano Ronaldo.
Ovechkin’s goal came in the 11th minute of the game. He scored the goal with his left foot.
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Dynamo Moscow posted a series of incredible photos after the goal. Ovi is one more goal closer to Wayne Gretzky’s record 😎they wrote in Russian.
“Well, the dream has come true – to score a goal”, Ovechkin said by sports.ru and a Google translation. “There was one more moment, it was necessary to fight, but I tried to find Smolov. I must admit that the guys found me in this position, under the left leg. Well, I got it.
During the match, Ovechkin also absolutely bodied an Amkal player as they tried to challenge him for the ball.
Ovechkin wore Dynamo Moscow’s captain’s armband while on the pitch. He then handed it to Danya Fomin as he left the game.
Ovechkin wore number three during the game in honor of his father, Mikhail, who rocked the number while playing for Dynamo.
Dynamo would go on to win the match 5-0. Ovechkin scored the only goal of the first half and was credited with the winning goal.
After the match, he received a fedora as the match’s MVP.