October 30th, 1936 - Moscow
As told on Part 4 of the Starostin Podcast Series, Spartak Moscow defeated CDKA(now CSKA Moscow) by 3x1 away in the last match to become the fall champions🏆. CDKA’s modest stadium🏟 created an interesting atmosphere. With so many fans thrilled to watch this encounter, it overflowed and people were crowded around the pitch. Human touch lines!
The physical pressure from so many people(last 📸) proved so much that it eventually broke Spartak keeper Akimov’s goalpost! 😱
With that, the ref ended the match early and despite appeals from CDKA, there was no replay.
What beautiful madness!