CSKA managed to recover after two misfires
The last two matches were not the best for the army team. At first, they failed to beat the newcomer of the Sochi RPL rookie at home, and then lost to Spartak in the derby, although they deserved at least a draw.
After this, the team could psychologically break down, but in a difficult moment, the army team, on the contrary, gathered and won the most important tournament victory over Akhmat. Last season, CSKA after an unexpected draw with “Ufa” lost to “Orenburg”, and now he got together and scored three points in class.
At the same time, it cannot be said that the game at the wards of Goncharenko went smoothly. For a long time, they did not manage to break into the opponent’s defense, and what was happening on the field began to more and more resemble a meeting with Sochi. But at the end of the first half, the hosts scored an important goal “into the locker room”, and after the break they finished off “Akhmat” - 3-0.
Another injury and a short bench
Perhaps the only trauma for the army was the only fly in the ointment. At the very beginning of the match, Kirill Nababkin received damage. An experienced defender left the field, holding on to his hip.
Unfortunately for Goncharenko, his wards are injured in the third game in a row. In the match against Sochi, Ragnar Sigurdsson “broke”, in the derby - Dmitry Efremov, and now - Nababkin.
Not only that, at the beginning of the second half, assistance was rendered to Zvonimir Charliya, who replaced, for a long time, but in the end, the Croat managed to return to the game.
However, the length of the CSKA bench is already causing concern, because there is practically no one to replace the army team. In the match against Akhmat, the company to the young pupils of the club academy in reserve was only Kristiyan Bistrovich and Takuma Nisimura.
Red-blue is not easy right now, but in the fall the team will start in the Europa League. Thus, red-blue just needs reinforcement, especially in the line of attack, since Chalov simply does not have a substitute at the moment.
Unassigned penalty kick in goal of CSKA
The defense of CSKA as a whole held a very good match, but at the beginning of the second half made several mistakes that could lead to a return goal. Both were in the liabilities of the young Igor Diveev. First, he didn’t have time to pick up the ball from Bernard Berisha in the tackle, and then in the penalty area he shot down Odis Roshi.
It seemed that in this episode the judge could point to the “point”, but he confidently spread his arms to the side, demonstrating that there was no violation.
Meanwhile, the defense of CSKA continues to play. True, the composition of the three central defenders changes in almost every match. Now Goncharenko lost Nababkin. Viktor Vasin is also unavailable due to injury.
Chalov scored again
The last month turned out to be psychologically difficult for Fedor Chalov, because rumors about his possible departure to England could not but affect the striker. As a result, in the last two matches he did not score and did not score points for performance.
Fortunately, in the match with Akhmat Chalov finally managed to excel. Not only that, Fedor also scored an assist. In the episode with the third goal, he fled to the gate with Nikola Vlašić, but did not greed and helped the Croat to score.
The first goal was scored by Mario Fernandez. The naturalized Brazilian, who as a whole is not very effective, scored in the second match in a row and seems to be in great shape, which cannot but please fans of CSKA.
Density in the standings
Meanwhile, the victory of CSKA even more increased the density at the top of the RPL standings. At the moment, three teams have 14 points each: Zenit, Krasnodar and Lokomotiv. Also, they can catch up with Spartak and Rostov. Red and blue took advantage of misfires of direct competitors and are now only one point behind the first place. Such a high density in the Russian championship was not long ago, which means that fans in the near future will witness one of the most exciting battles for the title in recent years.