Four points for Klasson's performance and Suleimanov's first goal of the year
In the opening match of the 8th round of the RPL Krasnodar on the eve of the meeting with the Greek PAOK in the Champions League playoff round did not leave Khimki a chance - 7: 2.
At the same time, after the first half, Murad Musaev's wards had only a minimal advantage.
Thanks to the efforts of the Swedes Markus Berg and Viktor Klasson, they quickly secured a comfortable handicap, but lost it just as quickly, allowing Arshak Koryan to make a double.
The first ball of the Armenian national team midfielder turned out to be especially beautiful.
From outside the penalty area, he sent the ball exactly to the far top corner.
However, in the second half of the meeting, the favorite did not leave the opponent the slightest chance.
The hosts hit the gate of Ilya Lantratov five more times.
Four points for performance (2 + 2) eventually scored Klasson.
Having recovered from a severe knee injury, the Scandinavian distinguished himself for the first time since May last year.
The first goal in almost a year was scored by Magomed-Shapi Suleimanov, who replaced him, who had not yet scored points for performance in 2020.
For the first time in history, Krasnodar has upset an opponent seven times in the Premier League.
Dziuba's pursuit of the Hulk and Panyukov's revenge on the former team
The match that took place in Yekaterinburg between Ural and the leading Zenit was remembered for the controversial decision of the refereeing team of Sergey Karasev.
At the very beginning of the meeting, Artyom Dziuba sent the ball into the opponent's goal after a cross from the flank, but the referee from Moscow canceled the goal due to offside.
However, after consulting with colleagues at VAR, which took several minutes, Karasev still pointed to the center.
Thus, Dziuba became the author of the third goal in the current RPL season and, with 77 goals, caught up with the Hulk on the eighth line of the list of top scorers in Zenit history.
The referee's decision caused outrage among the Yekaterinburg residents.
So, the president of the club, Grigory Ivanov, promised to apply to the expert and judicial commission.
“There are no claims to the refereeing team, there are claims to VAR.
We will write to the ESC so that they can figure it out and give an answer.
These are some technical moments, "Championship quoted him as saying.
To the credit of Yuri Matveyev's charges, after the referee's controversial verdict, they did not unstuck and managed to win back in the second half.
Moreover, the gate of Mikhail Kerzhakov was struck by the former striker of Petersburgers Andrei Panyukov.
The guests, who dealt 17 blows, no longer managed to break through Ilya Pomazun, who made five saves.
Thus, Ural took the points from Zenit only for the third time in history.
Prior to that, Yekaterinburg had suffered 17 defeats since 1992 with only two draws.
Belenov's nine saves and Goncharenko's two successful substitutions
CSKA took advantage of Zenit's misfire the very next day.
CSKA defeated the tournament's outsider Ufa with a minimum score.
Viktor Goncharenko's wards could have sent much more balls into the opponent's goal, if not for the hosts' goalkeeper Alexander Belenov.
The experienced goalkeeper made nine saves and did everything to make his team compete for points.
In the end, a successful replacement from the guests helped to "print" his gate.
Kristiyan Bistrovich and Fyodor Chalov, who entered the field after an hour of play, organized a goal three minutes later.
The attacker, after a lumbago from the left flank, made a discount on the Croat, and that one from the penalty area struck a non-beating blow to the far nine.
For the midfielder, who, according to media reports, may leave CSKA, this ball became the second in the current RPL season.
The third victory in a row allowed the army team to close the gap with Zenit to one point and became an excellent gift for the 30th anniversary for Mario Fernandez.
The only fly in the ointment for the red and blue was the injury of the newcomer Chidera Ejuke.
Tkachev's double and Noboa's sixth goal of the season
But “Sochi” missed the opportunity to bypass “Zenith” in the standings and single-handedly lead it.
Southerners on the road unexpectedly lost to Arsenal - 2: 3, which previously won only one victory in the 2020/21 season.
Tulyakov was not embarrassed even by Christian Noboa's quick ball from the penalty spot.
For the 35-year-old Ecuadorian, this goal was the sixth in the current RPL season, and he consolidated his leadership in the tournament's scorer race.
It is curious that in this episode, Evgeny Lutsenko, who recovered from an injury, played in the penalty area with his hand.
However, in the middle of the first half, the striker suffered a relapse of muscle injury and was forced to leave the field.
In the absence of the forward, Sergei Tkachev took over the functions of the striker.
The midfielder scored a double, and both of his goals turned out to be beautiful.
On the 20th minute, he leveled the score with an accurate shot from outside the penalty area, and after the break, he brought Arsenal a victory with a perfect shot at the rally.
A gift from Larsson to his father and Medvedev's blunder
Spartak, unlike the southerners, took advantage of Zenit's misfire and caught up with the Petersburgers in the RPL standings.
After the defeat in the capital's derby against CSKA, the red and white beat Rubin 2: 0 away.
At the same time, for the whole game, Domenico Tedesco's wards inflicted only one shot on the opponent's goal.
Already in the fourth minute, Jordan Larsson opened the scoring.
The Swede scored the fourth goal in the current RPL season and dedicated it to his father Henrik Larsson, who celebrated his 49th birthday on the match day.
In the middle of the first half, the hosts' goalkeeper Nikita Medvedev played unsuccessfully at the exit, and as a result, the ball ricocheted from Mikhail Merkulov's foot into the net.
The goalkeeper of the red and white Alexander Maksimenko, unlike his counterpart, did not make mistakes and had, perhaps, the best meeting in the current season.
The goalkeeper of the Russian youth team has seven saves.
Thus, Spartak managed to defeat Rubin again.
Kazan cannot win in the confrontation with the red and white for 12 matches (since October 2014), and Leonid Slutsky lost to the “people's team” for the third time in a row.
Lokomotiv's first RPL victory in 36 days and Guilherme's third clean-up match in a row
Another Moscow team - Lokomotiv - on Sunday managed to interrupt their five-match losing streak in the RPL.
Also, the railwaymen scored the first goal in the Russian championship in three meetings.
The long-awaited victory of Marko Nikolic's wards managed to get in a home match with one of the outsiders of the tournament - "Tambov".
Fyodor Smolov scored the only goal at his own expense in the seventh minute.
For him, this ball became the second in the current RPL season, and Anton Miranchuk gave an assist to the striker.
Lokomotiv could have achieved a much more serious advantage if not for the experienced goalkeeper of the opponent Sergey Ryzhikov, who made five saves.
But his counterpart Marinato Guilherme had to intervene only once in the game.
Also among the railway workers it is worth noting Eder, who played the hundredth match for the team.
Grzegorz Krychowiak's yellow card was the only fly in the ointment for Lokomotiv that evening.
For the Pole, she is the fourth in the current RPL draw.
Consequently, he will miss the most important match of the 9th round with CSKA.
Two incredible rescues of Shunin and Ordets' victorious blow in the 91st minute
On the whole, the tour turned out to be successful for the Moscow teams.
All metropolitan teams won victories.
Dynamo was no exception.
The blue and white houses beat Akhmat with a minimum score and rehabilitated themselves in front of the fans for a sensational defeat by the Georgian Lokomotiv in the Europa League.
By the way, the fans of the team have prepared a sarcastic banner with the words "Thank you for the Euroseason" on this occasion.
The hosts snatched the most important victory in the 91st minute.
After a corner kick, Ivan Ordets sent the ball into the net with the help of a ricochet.
In this episode, Dynamo's rookie Daniil Fomin scored the first point for performance.
By this time, "Akhmat" played in the minority.
Shortly before the final whistle, Grozny defender Miroslav Bogosavats received two yellow cards within five minutes.
Among the blue and white, Anton Shunin should also be noted.
An experienced goalkeeper, who played not the most successful match in Georgia, made two incredible saves at the end of each half on Monday.
First, he miraculously parried Vladimir Ilyin's point-blank header, and then coped with a shot from the line of goalkeeper Andres Ponce.
The footballers of "Akhmat" did not manage to "print" Shunin, and he played the 80th jubilee zero match in the Russian championships.
The outbreak of coronavirus in Volgograd and the cancellation of the match in Rostov-on-Don
The program of the eighth round of the RPL, like the previous one, turned out to be truncated due to the outbreak of coronavirus in the Rotor.
For this reason, on September 13, Volgograd could not play with Krasnodar, and on the 19th with Rostov.
At the same time, on the 15th, the club announced the absence of new cases.
A couple of days later, the RPL announced that Rospotrebnadzor would make the decision to hold a duel with Rostov, and on Friday it became known that the game would not take place.
In the near future, the Premier League newcomer should be awarded a second technical defeat.