This is often not seen. Some do not drive that many kilometers in a car all year round. Russian goalkeeper Andrej Makarov, who is to catch Slovan Bratislava, managed to travel from Kazan to the capital of Slovakia in two days, driving 2,740 kilometers.
“He managed the journey from Kazan through Moscow, Riga over 2740 kilometers long in less than two days by car. After mandatory quarantine and testing for covid-19, he could appear at the first joint training on Wednesday or Thursday, “the club said on Twitter.
Richard Noskovič and Adam Beke have played in the preparatory matches in Slovan’s goal so far, and in a few days, 27-year-old Makarov, who caught 19 games for Dinamo Riga in the Continental League last season, should join.
Russian goalkeeper #hcslovan Andrew @ Makki1993 Makarov is already in Bratislava. He traveled by car from Kazan via Moscow and Riga in less than 2,740 km in less than two days! After compulsory quarantine and testing for #COVID19 could appear at the first joint practice on Wednesday or Thursday.
– HC SLOVAN Bratislava (@hcslovanba) September 14, 2020
Why did the Russian goalkeeper go on such a painful journey? The answer is simple. The global situation around coronavirus, which significantly affects movement between countries, spoke to travel.
In the KHL, Makarov caught a total of 69 matches with a success rate of 91%. He also scored one game in the NHL. In the 2014/2015 season, he started one duel in the colors of the Buffalo Sabers. Years ago, he was also a member of the Russian national under-20 team.