The important success of Lokomotiv and the serious injury of Djordjevic
The tour started in Grozny, where Lokomotiv, a member of the group of leaders, defeated Akhmat in the class. At the same time, on the eve of the meeting with Juventus in the Champions League, the railroad workers arrived in the capital of Chechnya without eight major players at once, which did not prevent them from gaining three points.
Moreover, in the course of the game, Yuri Semin’s wards were left without yet another performer - Luke Georgievich. Montenegrin suffered damage to the knee joint and can remain without football for a long time. But by this time, the attacker managed to give an assist to Alexander Kolomeytsev. And closer to the final whistle, the point in the confrontation was set by João Mariou. Thus, the red-green won the fifth consecutive victory in the RPL and share first place in the standings with Zenit and Krasnodar.
The strong-willed victory of the Urals and the ninth defeat of Tambov
The next game day began with another guest victory. “Ural” away was stronger than “Tambov”. However, the match was still conditionally home for the RPL newcomer, as the team continues to accept rivals in the Premier League in Saransk. And the local stadium wards Alexander Grigoryan has not yet brought success.
So “Ural” took away three points from the capital of Mordovia. At the same time, “Tambov” opened an account after the break - Vladimir Obukhov realized a penalty. However, Yekaterinburg closer to the final whistle turned on increased speed and squeezed the opponent, distinguishing himself twice in four minutes. Grigoryan’s disappointment was so great that after the final whistle he resigned, wishing the team to find a “more successful” coach.
Tedesco’s draw and the “black autumn” of “Spartacus”
Spartak, on the contrary, played the first match after a change of steering, but could not beat Rubin in a debut match for Domenico Tedesco. Red and white as a whole had an ambiguous fight and basically acted as the second number. However, this did not prevent the metropolitan team from inflicting more shots on goal (14 vs. 10) than the opponent, and more shots on target - eight against five. But at dangerous moments, approximate equality was recorded. Moreover, in the time added by the referee, Kazan almost pulled out a victory after drawing a standard position.
“Spartak” still managed to interrupt a series of five defeats in a row in the RPL. However, the unbeaten series of the team in the national championship is already six meetings. This fall, fans of red and white will probably try to forget as soon as possible, because their favorites scored only one point in the national championship.
Six Zenit goals and three penalties from Karasev
Unlike Spartak, Zenit is on an excellent move, which showed a match in St. Petersburg with Rostov. The current champion not only confidently beat a direct competitor, but also defeated an opponent with a tennis score - 6: 1. At the same time, the main hero of the confrontation was Artyom Dziuba, who managed not only to arrange a hat-trick, but also to score five points for performance.
Even if the striker scored two goals from the penalty spot (the judge Sergey Karasev appointed three 11-meters in total), this does not negate the fact that Dziuba had an outstanding match, which fans will soon forget. By the way, Artyom designed only the second hat-trick in the RPL in his career and the third at the club level. He also, for the first time at the club level, scored five points for performance in a single meeting. This performance helped the striker to break out into the leaders of the current RPL season using the “goal + pass” system (8 + 8).
Mass brawl and miracles from Ryzhikov
And one of the most emotional matches of the tour took place already on Sunday. “Orenburg” and “Wings of the Soviets” gave the fans a vivid spectacle, despite only one goal scored. He was recorded in the middle of the first half by Paul Anton. After drawing the free kick of the Romanians in touch, he struck from outside the box directly into the near nine.
Subsequently, “Orenburg” had a huge number of points to even the score, but showed surprising complacency towards the opponent. In a number of episodes, the most experienced Sergei Ryzhikov saved his team.
And at the end of the meeting, patience burst for everyone. After the judge didn’t set a penalty for Samara’s goal for playing with Nikita Chernov, a massive brawl began on the edge, which ended with the removal of another veteran - Alexander Anyukov, who was his first direct career, and both coaches, Miodrag Bozovic and Vladimir Fedotov.
Misfire CSKA and a successful replacement Evseev
In addition to Spartak, another Moscow top club, CSKA, could not win. CSKA on the road met with “Ufa” and were close to getting three points. In the first half, the wards of Viktor Goncharenko took the lead thanks to the exact blow of Ilzat Akhmetov.
But the hosts were not going to give up and in the second half they managed to press the venerable opponent to the goal. As a result, five minutes before the final whistle, who replaced Vyacheslav Krotov after drawing the standard, nevertheless sent the shell into the net. Thus, CSKA was left without the most important points and let go of a group of leaders at a distance of three points.
Three eleven meters for Arsenal and the removal of Kudryashov
There were enough interesting events in the confrontation between Arsenal and Sochi. In Tula, as in St. Petersburg the day before, three penalties were hit right away, all at the gate of the RPL beginner. Twice judge Vitaly Meshkov pointed to the point only after watching the VAR.
But in two cases out of three, Soslan Dzhanaev managed to outplay his rivals. First, he took a hit by Evgeni Lutsenko, then he gave Alexander Lomovitsky a chance to distinguish himself, but after the break he didn’t allow the midfielder rented from Spartak to draw a penalty kick.
But in the last round in the match with “Wings of the Soviets” Dzhanaev also fired a penalty. In Sochi, he made a number of amazing saves from the game. So, in the time added by the referee, when the Tuleks literally stormed the opponent’s goal, he did everything to save a draw. Moreover, the majority of the second half of Sochi were forced to play in the minority after the removal of Fedor Kudryashov, but still managed to cope with the pressure.
Yashin’s 90th birthday and goal in the second minute
With a similar score, the meeting between Dynamo and Krasnodar ended. Blue and white craved to score three points in a debut match under the leadership of Kirill Novikov. An additional incentive for the team was the 90th anniversary of the legendary Lev Yashin. The charge of emotions went white and blue to the advantage, and in the second minute they opened an account.
However, “Krasnodar” managed to recoup shortly before the whistle for a break, when captain Alexandra Martynovich won the horse fight and sent the shell into the corner after the corner was handed. In the second half, both sides sought to snatch three points, but no one else managed to score. Thus, Dynamo extended its series without victories in the RPL to six meetings.