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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Romantsev Puffed Out




MOSCOW -- Spartak Moscow coach Oleg Romantsev was disgusted at one aspect of his side's 2-1 comeback victory over European champions Real Madrid.


So nerve-wracking was Wednesday's experience that Romantsev got through nearly 40 cigarettes, forcing even the chain-smoking former Russia coach to vow to kick the habit f though not yet.


"I always smoke a lot during games. But this time I got through nearly two packs," he said. "I want to give up f in the new year."