Kozko, Sinev, Sharonov, Scotty, Dostalek, Novotny, Chizhek,
Boyarintsev, Ayupov, Calisto, Bairamov (83 Silla)
Subs Not Used: Chizhov, Kharlamov, Konovalov, Nechav,
Booked: 70 Sharonov
Ovchinnikov, Sennikov (46 Nizhegorodov), Lekgetho, Pashinin,
Evseev, Loskov, Izmailov (71 Pimenov), Maminov, Bilyaletdinov,
Sytchev, Ashvetia (82 Parks)
Subs Not Used: Nigmatullin, Wagner, Cesnauskis, Gurenko
Booked: 5 Evseev, 56 Lekgetho
Both teams struggled
with the stormy weather conditions, which severely affected
Sytchev and Izmailov missed their chances in the opening
minutes. Rubin sharp counter-attack ended with Boyarintsev
bicycle shot and soon after that Loskov's long-range
shot went just over the cross-bar. At 29 minutes Sytchev
broke into Rubin penalty area, but Kozko parried his
shot and Ashvetia missed from narrow angle after rebound.
The goalkeeper made another great save after Bilyaletdinov
shot. Near the half-time Sennikov collided with Bairamov
and was substituted. Rubin free-kick by Calisto went
near the post.
Early in the second half Rubin had several good chances,
but Ovchinnikov played well and at 58 minute the ball
hit the cross-bar after another Calisto shot. Then Loko
took control of the game again. At 69 minute Evseev
shot from close range, but Kozko saved.
Due to extremely bad weather Lokomotiv had to postpone
their return to Moscow until Sunday.
Our team played reliably enough. The boys returned after
the game for the National team with positive emotions
and in good physical state. Another story is that it
is hard to show quality football in such a bad weather
and on a terrible pitch. Both teams tried, but it was
hard even to pass the ball.
Diniyar Bilyaledinov looked up to the mark today. And
I would also point out Marat Izmailov. Both of them