Supersaves of Gojur and Dupin
In the first match of the tour, Rubin and Ural parted in peace in Kazan. Both teams created dangerous moments, but goalkeepers, Yaroslav Godzur and Yuri Dupin, acted beyond all praise. Especially good was the Ukrainian goalkeeper of Yekaterinburg, who made several fantastic saves at once and prevented the opponent from winning. Let the wards of Roman Sharonov not be able to score three points, their series without defeats is already four matches, and in this segment the team missed only once.
The defeat from Tambov and the goal in the 12th minute
And on Saturday, their series without victories was interrupted by Tambov, who, after losing to Ural, was left without head coach Alexander Grigoryan. However, under the leadership of acting Sergey Pervushin, an RPL newcomer in Saransk suddenly defeated Ufa and, as Vadim Evseev put it after the match, lowered his opponent from heaven to earth. The account was already opened in the 12th minute by Mikhail Kostyukov, and after the break, the nominal hosts scored twice more.
The only fly in the ointment for Tambov was the removal of Valery Chuperka in the end. The midfielder managed to earn two “mustard” in just three minutes and set a kind of record. Before him, in the history of the championships of Russia, no one received three red cards in the first 14 rounds.
The ball of the defender of the Russian national team and the salvation of Arsenal
Another removal took place in the match between Akhmat and Arsenal. Shortly before the final whistle, the midfielder of Grozny Odise Roshi was expelled from the field. The game itself ended in a draw - 1: 1. The hosts quickly went ahead thanks to a goal by Andrei Semenov after a corner, but the guests left the defeat in the end. Evans Kangwa fled to the rendezvous with the goalkeeper and sent the ball into the net with a rebound from the bar.
Important victory of Rostov and a successful rebound
Meanwhile, “Rostov”, after a devastating defeat in St. Petersburg, managed to rehabilitate itself in front of the fans in a home match with “Sochi”. The team fighting for the championship needed a victory over the RPL rookie, and she achieved it. And the main character of the confrontation was Roman Eremenko, who took the double.
At the end of the first half, the midfielder took advantage of the discount of Alexei Ionov, and in the episode with the second goal, the Finn helped an opponent who failed to stand under the ball distinguish himself. The victory allowed Rostov to rise to second place, and Valery Karpin’s wards were completely invincible at home. They won six times in their native walls and only once parted with the rival world.
Dzyuba's successful exit for a replacement and the inconspicuous Sobolev
And the sole leadership due to the victory over the “Wings of the Soviets” and the defeat of the “Locomotive” in the derby captured Zenit. Petersburgers in Samara scored three points in the classroom, even though Artyom Dziuba started the meeting on the bench due to slight damage.
In the absence of an attacker, the veteran Yuri Zhirkov took on the role of a scorer. In the first half, his most powerful shot under the crossbar after filing a corner turned out to be unbreakable for Sergei Ryzhikov. And in the very end, the point was just replaced by Dziub. For him, this goal was the ninth in the current RPL, and he has already improved his own result last season. By the way, this time Alexander Sobolev, one of the best scorers of the championship, was practically invisible this time and did not threaten the goal of Mikhail Kerzhakov.
Tedesco’s first victory and Bakaev’s three assists
Lokomotiv devastatingly lost to Spartak in the derby. The railway workers did not have enough strength after a difficult trip to Turin, and if in the first half they had the advantage, then in the second they scattered. The tactics chosen by Domenico Tedesco for the game worked perfectly. The team played on the counterattacks in the scheme with three central defenders.
Fans can also praise the new coach for transferring Zelimkhan Bakaev to center field. In a new position, the player immediately gave three assists. Tedesco replacements have also fully justified themselves. So, Jordan Larsson, who appeared on the field after the break, designed a double. Eskiel Ponce, another Spartak rookie, opened the scoring, who scored a debut goal in the RPL after a blunder by Marinato Guillerme at the exit.
Unrealized penalty by Vlašić and Dynamo goal in the end
In another Moscow derby, CSKA lost to Dynamo with a minimum score. Moreover, the army team again, as in the game with Ferencvaros, missed in the end and extended the series without victories in all tournaments to five matches.
Even the penalty awarded by judge Sergey Karasev in the first half for a foul on Fedor Chalov did not help the team score points. Nikola Vlašić struck by. By the way, it is quite possible to say that the army team more than the others in the RPL benefited from the introduction of VAR, because they put three eleven-meter goals after watching the replays. In this case, the red-blue of six penalty kicks in total managed to realize only half.
“Dynamo” also helped to snatch victory in the 85th minute, newcomer Clinton N'Zhye. The forward responded behind Hördur Magnusson to a pass from the depths and, with a rebound from Igor Akinfeev’s foot, sent the ball into the goal. So the blue and white won not only the first victory under the leadership of Kirill Novikov, but also the first in the RPL in two months, which allowed them to leave the relegation zone.
The misfire of Krasnodar and the strange removal of Berg
Of the teams of the first five points, not only Lokomotiv from CSKA lost their points, but also Krasnodar. And if Moscow teams stumbled in a derby, then the southerners at home could not beat Orenburg. Apparently, the actions of the wards of Murad Musaev were also affected by fatigue after the European cups. Not only that, the guests even managed to open an account in the middle of the first half, but just before the break, Manuel Fernandes, after the transfer of Magomed-Shapi Suleymanov, scored a debut goal for the “bulls”.
In the second half, “Krasnodar” struggled to score, owned the ball, but failed to snatch the victory. In addition, a direct red card in the end was received by the replacement Marcus Berg. The judge decided that the Swede deliberately rudely went to the tackle against the opponent, although everything looked like a double-edged game. Thus, for the third year in a row, southerners cannot beat Orenburg at home.