Own story Rasskazova and unsuccessful series of “Spartacus”
The tour began in Bashkortostan, where Ufa hosted Spartak. Muscovites after an unexpected defeat from Ural needed to rehabilitate themselves before the fans, especially since the head coach of the team Oleg Kononov was actively dismissed.
In fact, the red and white suffered another defeat, which became for them the third in a row in the RPL and fourth in a row in all tournaments. The funny thing is that “Ufa” in order to score three points did not even need to beat an opponent on target. Wards of Vadim Evseev in 90 minutes never hit the target.
And Nikolay Rasskazov helped them score three points. The young defender in the middle of the first half cut the ball into his own goal after Vyacheslav Krotov's backache. By the way, the ex-striker of Spartak was one of the best on the field, and at the very beginning of the meeting he managed to get his foot in Ilya Kutepova and break his nose.
The guests didn’t figure out how to respond to the opponent. They had not so many really dangerous moments. Let “Ufa” spend the entire second half in defense, but it defended itself competently and disciplinedly, and Alexander Belenov recorded his fourth “cracker” in his asset in the last five rounds of the RPL. The future of Kononov in Spartak became even more vague.
Save Glushakova and controversial goals
In another match of the round, Akhmat missed a victory over Wings of the Soviets in the 94th minute. Grozny went ahead in the middle of the first half thanks to a goal by Andreas Ponce. It is curious that the referee at first canceled the goal because of an offside position, but then he still pointed to the center, believing that the ball came to the Venezuelan player from the foot of the Krylia Sovetov football player.
After that, the Samaritans had many opportunities to equalize, but could not realize them in any way. And in one episode, the ball from the "ribbon" was completely rendered by Denis Glushakov. However, in the time added by the arbitrator, the guests still recouped. After filing from the left flank, Anton Zinkovsky shot along the goal line, and the central defender Maxim Karpov, who came on the attack, sent a shot to the target. The hosts tried to signal offside, but the judge pointed to the center here. As a result - a draw 1: 1.
Two canceled goals of Dziuba and a double of Sutormina
The biggest score of the tour was recorded in St. Petersburg, where Zenit did not leave a single chance to Rubin - 5-0. At the same time, Kazan kept their goal intact for almost an hour of playing time. True, two goals from the hosts were canceled due to an offside position.
But in the second half, the St. Petersburg team literally broke through, and the balls began to fly into the goal of the guests one by one. It is symbolic that Aleksey Sutormin, who in the summer moved to Rubin, but went to Zenit a week later, managed to get a double. The midfielder came on as a substitute after a break from Sebastian Driussi's injured head and scored twice. Other people's gates were also struck by Robert Mack, Oleg Shatov and Branislav Ivanovich.
But Artyom Dziube failed to score, despite the two assists he completed. At the very end of the meeting, the forward nevertheless sent the shell to the target, but after watching the replay, Sergey Karasev determined that Mack, who made the transfer to him, was in the offside position. So the judiciary immediately canceled two goals of the striker.
The eighth goal of Shomurodov and the double of Melkadze
Rostov was the first of the top three to lose points. Wards Valery Karpin sensationally lost in Saransk RPL newcomer Tambov. Moreover, in the debut of the meeting, the nominal hosts earned the first penalty of the season, but Mikhail Kostyukov from the “point” struck higher. And soon Eldor Shomurodov scored the eighth goal and not only put the guests ahead, but also came out on top in the tournament scorers race.
It seemed that in the future the favorite should not have had any problems, but in fact, “Rostov” did not retain a minimal advantage even before the break. Georgy Melkadze, rented from Spartak, took the ball away from the opponent in midfield, ran away to someone else's goal and, with a rebound from the defender’s foot, sent the shell into the net. So the striker scored the first goal in the RPL during his career.
And after the break, Melkadze did a double at all. The footballer decided to hit from outside the box, and the ball flew into the net next to the bar. In the time remaining until the final whistle, “Rostov” literally stormed the gates of George Shelia and created several dangerous moments, but failed to equalize. Thus, the yellow-blue suffered a second defeat of the season, and “Tambov” won a second victory.
Four goals by the head and penalty of Smolov
The match in Orenburg confirmed the fears of Yuri Semin, who, after success in the Champions League with Bayer, did his utmost criticism of the RPL calendar. Departure was not the easiest, and the goalkeeper of the railwaymen Guillerme twice pulled the ball out of the net of his goal. True, the guests scored one more time and extended their winning streak in the confrontation with the opponent to two meetings.
The creators of the first goal were the heroes of triumph in Leverkusen. Grzegorz Krychowiak performed the most accurate serve, and Dmitry Barinov hit the ball into the net with his head. It is noteworthy that three of the four remaining scoring shots were carried out in a similar manner. Eder was among the guests, and the hosts - Philip Rogich and Artyom Kulishev. The exception was only an accurate penalty in the performance of Fedor Smolov. He easily beat Andrei Klimovich and realized his first 11-meter in a year and a half, interrupting a series of two misses. Previously, the striker was unable to score Spartak in the RPL and the Croatian national team in the quarterfinals of the home World Cup.
The miracle goal of Zabolotny and the double of Igbun
The meeting at the VTB Arena ended with the same score in favor of the guests. Sochi three times upset the goalkeeper of the hosts Igor Leshchuk and won his second match in the Premier League. The wards of Dmitry Tochilin scored nine points and left the relegation zone, and former Zenit footballers were in the spotlight. Anton Zabolotny scored a magnificent rally, and Micah Mevl was the most efficient at drawing the standard. The author of the decisive goal in the 90th minute was Alexander Karapetyan, who also scored in the winning game against Rubin.
As for Dynamo, the wards of Dmitry Khokhlov could not win in the third meeting in a row and fell to 11th place. The performances of the newly acquired Sylvester Igbun and Sebastian Szymanski became a bright spot. The first one scored twice, and the second was marked by an assist and took a direct part in the organization of the second goal. True, this did not help the blue and white to take at least a point and forced their mentor to talk about a possible resignation.
Controversial penalty and Tkachev's beautiful goal
The match in Tula, where Ural arrived, was not without masterpieces. Already at the 25th minute “Arsenal” went ahead in the long run, and Robert Bauer was noted for a magnificent strike in execution. It is noteworthy that the ball hit the crossbar and, after hitting the ground, flew back into the field. The Ural players tried to protest the goal, but the side referee perfectly understood the episode and assured that the shell crossed the line. For the German, this goal was 13th in his career and the first in two and a half years. The last time the ex-soccer player of the Werder Bremen was distinguished in the game of the 33rd round of the Bundesliga with Hoffenheim.
As in the meeting with CSKA, Igor Cherevchenko’s wards could not keep the winning score. Already in the debut of the second half, Rafal Augustustynyak closed the pitch of Othman El-Kabir from the corner and restored parity. At the same time, the Moroccan could have brought victory to his team, but did not realize the ambiguous 11-meter. Referee Vitaly Meshkov saw a hand game with Georgi Kostadinov and pointed to the “point”, but the midfielder missed.
Double Berg and three effective actions Vlašić
The program of the tenth round was completed by the central match between CSKA and Krasnodar. Both teams approached him not only in a bad mood after a total of 1:10 in the Europa League for two, but also with huge personnel losses. First of all, this concerned the army team, who, in addition to the injured, also lost the disqualified Kherdur Magnusson and Ivan Oblyakov. In view of this, 17-year-old defender of the hosts Vadim Karpov and midfielder of the guests of Cayo made their debuts in the RPL.
After the first half, it might seem that Krasnodar decided to repeat its performance in Switzerland. CSKA looked much better, and in the final segment three times upset Matvey Safonov. For this, they only had nine minutes, and Nikola Vlašić became the protagonist. Horvath realized a controversial penalty for a game played by Dmitry Skopintsev, played the role of an assistant in the episode with a miracle hit by Fedor Chalov, and also played great on finishing.
During the break as part of the southerners, two replacements were made at once, which radically changed the balance of forces on the field. Magomed-Shapi Suleymanov great animated the game of the team, and Marcus Berg excelled for the first time in Krasnodar. In just three minutes, the Swede was twice in the right place and forced Igor Akinfeev to capitulate. True, there weren’t enough guests for more. It should be noted that the meeting turned out to be very emotional, which is what seven yellow cards say right away. Two of them went to the mentors of the “bulls” - Murad Musaev and Sergey Matveev.