(HIGHLIGHTS) Favorites on course in Russia

Russian futsal playoff started this weekend and the first two legs of each match-up were played. The series is played on three victories, and all four favorites will get a chance on Wednesday to secure the semifinals.

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Sinara Yekaterinburg 2-0 Torpedo Nizhniy Novgorod

Sinara, the number one seed in these playoffs, recorded two safe victories against Torpedo. The first match ended in a dominant 8-0 victory for Sinara, while the second match ended in a 3-1 victory.

KPRF 2-0 Gazprom-UGRA

As predicted, KPRF and Ugra played two very tight and close matches. KPRF managed to find a way to win in both games, having won the first one 3-1, while securing the second victory only in the last minute of the extra-time.

Norilsk Nickel 2-0 Novaya Generaciya Syktyvkar

With a fine display and nice 4-1 and 5-3 victories, Norilsk Nickel secured a 2-0 lead in the quarterfinal series. Can this team, that some dub as title contenders, and who has finished second in the league stage of the season, go all the way?

Tyumen 2-0 Dynamo Samara

Tyumen players showed great composure as they managed to defeat a motivated Dynamo Samara team two times in two days. Their first duel finished in Tyumen's 3-1 victory, while the second one finished 3-0 for the home side.

The return legs are on the schedule for Wednesday. All four series leaders will get a chance to secure a spot in the semifinal with an away victory. Follow the Russian futsal playoffs on FutsalFeed.com!

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