Exness vs IQ Option 4-3
The players arrived early at the stadium to prepare themselves for the big game. The tension was visible and they couldn’t wait to get started.
The final started on time and Exness scored with just seconds to go, with Ivan Parasidis taking advantage of Denis Parasidis’ assist. IQ Option took charge after that and dominated the game, missing a few chances in the process. Aleksey Zaytsenkov warned Exness with a few missed chances but finally equalised with a long-range shot. That was the score for the first half.
The second half started with a lot of stress and mistakes from both sides. Exness took advantage of a few opportunities given to them and took a 3 -1 lead. Their scorers were Aleksey Kokhanov and Sergey Khilenko. IQ Option goalkeeper was suspended with a red card which made things extremely difficult for the “Oranges”. But they were not willing to give up. They eventually decreased the score deficit with Bernardo Silva and leveled the score in injury time with a fantastic solo effort from Aleksey Zaitsenkov.
The game was over and the winner was going to be decided in the penalty shootout.
IQ Option missed all 3 of their penalties and Exness scored just one which proved enough to give them the win! Denis Popovkin’s winning penalty meant the dancing and singing for Exness had begun!
What a dramatic final! Well done to both teams for their excellent behaviour and providing us with fantastic suspense during the game. We would also like to thank all fans for coming to watch.
Congratulations to Exness on winning the cup!
A great surprise was up at the ceremony since ex-Polish and Apoel FC striker Marcin Zewlakow was our guest of honor and gave both teams their medals.
We hope you all enjoyed our Cup and we look forward to your participation next year!