Shalimov's successful debut and controversial judgments
In the opening match of the 12th round of the Russian football Premier League, Ufa and Akhmat met, and Grozny managed to win the birthday of the head of the republic, Ramzan Kadyrov. In addition, this meeting was the first for the team under the leadership of Igor Shalimov.
Three points brought guests a curious goal by Wilker Angel at the very beginning of the game. The defender of Grozny made a pass from the left flank, but the ball unexpectedly scuttled to the far nine, which Alexander Belenov was clearly not ready for.
After the game, the hosts had a lot of questions for the referee Vladislav Bezborodov. According to the leadership of the club, he did not appoint two penalties at the gates of the guests. In addition, in the second half, an offside goal was canceled by Lovro Biziak.
Removal of Yusupov and the joker-Kulishev
Meanwhile, the metropolitan Dynamo continues to sink to the bottom of the standings. In the 12th round, the blue and white suffered a fourth defeat in a row (including the Russian Cup match), after which Dmitry Khokhlov was dismissed. Thus, the “Orenburg” second round in a row puts its hand to the dismissal of the head coach of the Moscow team. A week ago, after a defeat from the wards of Vladimir Fedotov, Oleg Kononov lost his job.
Arthur Yusupov, who, shortly before the break, received the second red card of the season, was perhaps the main antihero of the reporting match. Left in the minority, visitors in the second half missed twice. The hosts distinguished themselves Artyom Kulishev and Uros Radakovich. Moreover, the Russian scored the third goal in the 2019/20 season after coming on as a substitute. “Orenburg” won a fourth victory in the last five rounds of the RPL.
The handsome goal Davitashvili and the first victory of Rubin in six matches
Kazan “Rubin” managed to interrupt the unsuccessful series and for the first time in six rounds to win the RPL. Wards of Roman Sharonov managed to score three points in a home meeting with an outsider Tambov. Even in the first half, the hosts very easily hit the opponent’s net twice. At the same time, the handsome goal was scored by Zuriko Davitashvili. The Georgian midfielder in the penalty area beat several opponents at once and sent the ball to the far corner of the goal.
Guests, to their credit, did not give up their hands and after the break quickly managed to reduce the backlog to a minimum thanks to the third goal in the season of Georgy Melkadze. After this, the team of Alexander Grigoryan had many moments to be saved, but did not realize them.
Double and unrealized penalty Sobolev
Another RPL newcomer, Sochi, who recently gained a good move, was defeated. The victory gait of the wards of Alexander Tochilin was interrupted by “Wings of the Soviets”, or rather, Anton Zinkovsky and Alexander Sobolev. Midfielder twice assisted the striker, and he, apparently, on emotions from the information about the interest in him from Manchester United scored a double and with ten goals he shares with Eldor Shomurodov the first place in the scorers race. At the same time, the striker could have distinguished himself again, but for the second time in the season he did not realize a penalty. But the main thing is that on Sunday Sobolev was called for the first time in his career to the Russian team instead of injured Fedor Smolov.
Four goals and injury to the Mammans
Also on Sunday, all the teams in the leading RPL group held their matches. The first to enter the field was Zenit, who played in Yekaterinburg with the Urals. Blue-white-blue won a fairly easy victory, hitting the opponent’s goal three times. Branislav Ivanovich, Magomed Ozdoev and Serdar Azmun distinguished themselves once. This time Artyom Dziuba was left without a goal, but the forward of the Russian national team gave another assists and became the leader of the tournament in terms of this indicator with six “assistants”.
At the beginning of the second half, “Ural” was helped by Oleg Shatov, a team pupil who, after a corner, sent the ball into his own goal. Another fly in the ointment for guests was a serious injury to the knee of Emmanuel Mammana, who only recently recovered from serious damage.
Damage to Smolov and the return of Miranchuk
Another representative of Russia scored the next three points in the national championship in the current Champions League draw - Lokomotiv. Wards of Yuri Semin at home in energy-saving mode beat Arsenal - 2: 1. At the same time, the goalkeeper Mikhail Tuvakov Mikhail Levashov did not have the best match. At the very beginning of the meeting, he gave the ball directly to Fyodor Smolov, after which the striker scored successfully for Eder, and at the end of the half he fouled on Alexei Miranchuk in his own penalty - he realized a penalty.
As for the goal of the guests, it turned out to be very curious. Marinato Guillerme did not finish the episode with a jerk of Evans Kangwa, believing that the opponent was in an offside position and allowed him to score. But there was no offside at all.
Unfortunately, there were some injuries in this match. In the middle of the first half, Smolov's muscle twitched. Fedor will not go to the national team now. However, he was replaced by a recovering Alexei Miranchuk.
Three goals conceded by Akinfeev and Bayramyan's double
The leader of CSKA and Rostov met in one of the central matches of the tour in Moscow. One could not say anything about the tournament significance of this meeting - as they say, six points were at stake. However, the army team actually failed this fight. Already in the 11th minute, the score was opened by Khoren Bayramyan, and at the end of the first half, the midfielder made his first double in his career.
During the break, Viktor Goncharenko removed the terribly acting Cedric Gogua from the field and released in his place the technical rookie Lucas Santos. As a result, the hosts began to act much more interesting and began to create moments.
However, on the defensive the red-blue still had a real mess, which led to the third missed goal, which was scored by Eldor Shomurodov. Thanks to this goal, the Uzbek caught up with Sobolev in the scorers of the tournament. CSKA qualified for the prestige ball only in the end. Already in the added time, Fyodor Chalov earned a penalty, and Nikola Vlašić scored it, breaking Yegor Baburin, who had a great match.
Quick goal of “Krasnodar” and two removal in the end
In another central match of the tour, Krasnodar and Spartak came together. Red and white after the resignation of Oleg Kononov was taken to the south of Russia by his assistant Sergei Kuznetsov. But he did not succeed in making his debut as an acting head coach. Already by the 20th minute Spartak missed twice. First, Markus Berg excelled after filing a corner, and then Sergey Petrov took his chance.
At the end of the half, the guests managed to reduce the gap to a minimum. Jordan Larsson, taking advantage of Reziwan Mirzov's discount, sent the shell into the net at close range. In the second half, Spartak struggled to score, but failed to equalize and for the first time in 15 years suffered five defeats in a row in the national championship. To top it all off, the team captain George Djikia received a red card in the end. At "Krasnodar" a little earlier, the removal earned Cayo.