Former head coach of Kiev “Dynamo” Valery Gazzaev told how after winning the UEFA Cup in 2005 with CSKA Moscow, he called the widow of Valery Lobanovsky:
“I phoned the widow of Valery Lobanovsky. Congratulated and said these words: “it is a pity that Valery sees. He’d have congratulated you in person”.
The UEFA Cup 2004/05 took place exactly 15 years ago, in that match, CSKA won the Portuguese “sporting” (3:1). Valery Gazzaev then led the army, and from may 2009 to October 2010 he headed the Kiev “Dynamo”.