“Locomotive” in the match of the 28th round of the RPL played a draw with the “Ufa” and extended its losing streak in the tournament to four meetings. At the same time to avoid defeat the railroad helped goal returning after a serious injury Jefferson farfán. CSKA could reduce the gap on second place, but in the end allowed Rubin to equalise from the penalty spot. “Krasnodar” has crushed “Ural” and became the favorite of the race for the silver medal and direct qualification for the group stage of the Champions League.

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The fourth draw of “Locomotive” in a row weakened by the “Ufa”

Lokomotiv, leading the fight for the silver medal of the RPL and a direct ticket to the group stage of the Champions League in the last match seriously slowed down. After two consecutive victories in matches with the “Orenburg” and “ruby” wards of Marko Nikolic has issued a series of three consecutive draws. In particular, the railroad failed to beat “Sochi” and “wings of the Soviets”.

And after the Derby with Spartak red-green was in for another serious test — home meeting with the “Ufa”, which Vadim Evseev proved itself to be a real “terror of the authorities”. In the first round “the locomotive” has taken away from Bashkortostan only one point.

However, this time the coaching staff of guests for various reasons could not count on a number of key players: Jemal Tabidze, the Catalin Carp, Yanuca Nedelchev, Alexander Putsko, Alexei Nikitin, Bojan Jokić and others. Some of them were in the squad for the game but never came out.

But even mixed composition “Ufa” gave “the locomotive” fight. Wards Evseeva traditionally and reliably operated in defence at the first opportunity and fled to a dangerous counterattack. The owners totally possessed the ball 65% of the time, and in the first half, not 75%, but chances that possession resulted rarely.

To penetrate into the penalty area Alexey Miranchuk and partners could not, therefore, had to rely on long shots. In fact, the most dangerous moment of railwaymen before the break created by Grzegorz Krychowiak, who made a strong shot from outside the penalty area, with whom Alexander Belenov managed, not without difficulty.

But “Ufa” at the end of the first half, suddenly opened the account. Murilo in his own penalty area was hit by Artem Golubev and Daniel Fomin confidently converted the penalty.

In the second time advantage “Loko” has become even more serious. Players Nikolic at the first opportunity shot on goal and eventually struck a 22 kick. However, truly dangerous, they are not. Most often, the ball flew straight into the hands of away to Belenov.

But in the end the owners managed to leave from defeat, and scored back on the field in the match of RPL for the first time in 14 months Jefferson Farfan. The Peruvian missed a long period due to severe injuries, and may in addition have had coronavirus.

The coaching staff of the Lokomotiv released striker for the last 20 minutes, and he took his chance. After filing joão mário from the depths left alone Farfan headed the ball into the net.

Slutsky against his former team and the goal Chalova

Fourth consecutive draw of “Locomotive” was good news for CSKA, who spent his match with “ruby” right after the railroad. The army, unlike the competitor, won three in a row, and in the case of regular success could reduce the gap on second place to two points. It is already Thursday “the locomotive” and CSKA will meet in person match.

However, to extend its winning streak to wards Viktor Goncharenko failed, although they were very close to it. CSKA from the first minute seized the initiative and forced the opponent to cuddle up to their own goal. And in attack, the hosts have shown truly spectacular football. Nicola vlašić, Fedor Chalov and other players of CSKA wove combinations of Kazan near the penalty area and created chances.

That’s just exactly the team lacked. One of vlašić before the break, missed a few good chances. Even Georgy Schennikov, regularly connected to attacks on the left flank, caused a couple of dangerous moments. But in the first half to break Yuri Dubina the team failed.

During the break the coach made two substitutions and removed from the field received a yellow card for Konstantin Merabishvili and schennikova. Instead, they entered the game kristijan Bistrovic and Konstantin Kuchev.

The yield of fresh players allowed CSKA to squeeze even more “ruby” to the gate. And in the end after hours of play required team the ball was scored: Chalov of the penalty area to the bottom shot accurately into the far corner.

It seemed that red and blue will bring the case to another victory, but in the end worked replacement Slutsky. The coach has fielded fresh and skilled Collarada Bakaeva and Zuriko Davitashvili, and at gate of Akinfeeva immediately began to experience moments. Including twice to disturb the experienced goalkeeper managed Georgian midfielder.

And in the 87th minute from the penalty spot for Kazan earned another representative of Georgia. Ivan Oblakov in his own box carelessly rolled under Chuichu Kvaratskhelia and the referee Alexei Matyunin pointed to the spot. Initially, the referee punished the player for simulation. But the hint colleagues on VAR helped him to make the right decision.

A penalty in the “Rubin” sold another substitute player Evgeny Markov. The striker lit Akinfeev and the ball at different angles. So Slutsky took former team the most important points that might cost CSKA a place in the Champions League next season.

Three goals from FC Krasnodar and the unsuccessful debut Poletaeva

And here “Krasnodar” has managed to use misfires of competitors and broke a three-match losing streak in RPL. Ward Murad Musayev house managed to defeat “Ural” — 3:0.

As early as on 13 minutes the gate made its debut in the Premier League, the 20-year-old Vladislav Poletaev struck Marcus Berg. The Swede flicked the ball on target after a shot by Daniil Utkin’s free-kick.


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Subsequently, the southerners repeatedly could increase the advantage, but missed the right moments. So, after hours of playing the same Berg, trying to put the ball into the goal from an acute angle hit the post.

But immediately after the break to vary managed Manuela Fernandes. The Portuguese from the second attempt has sent a shell in gate Poletaeva from outside the penalty area.

Finally put an end to the match Remy Cabella. At the end of the meeting, who replaced Nikolay Zolotov in his own penalty area knocked the Wánderson, and the referee pointed to the spot. The Frenchman mocking struck a “penalty shot” and got himself on the scoresheet in the “Krasnodar”.

The victory over the “Ural” has helped the southerners to circumvent CSKA in the standings RPL. While they have the game in stock. And lost points, the southerners are on a par with “the Locomotive”.