In the final weeks before the resumption of the season “the locomotive” became one of the main newsmakers of our football. The club parted ways with the legendary Yury Semin, having appointed instead of it Marko Nikolic. The Serb immediately made it clear that his new team needs in the season to get into the Champions League. The task is doable, although on the title “railway”, presumably, is not yet forgotten.

Yesterday’s rival “Locomotive”, perhaps more than other representatives of RPL were injured during the forced pause. Judge: left the team head coach Konstantin Emelyanov, as well as the leader and best scorer of “Orenburg” George Despotovic. That is such a delicate situation the club before leaving for Moscow.

Despite the obvious difference in class between the two teams, the match has turned out fighting. “Locomotive” opened the scoring in the 38th minute: it’s Alexei Miranchuk a great shot with his left and scored the first goal of the “red-green” while Nikolic. However, after a few moments, the hosts remained in the minority due to the removal of Rifat Zhemaletdinov.

In the second half of “Orenburg” has created a number of chances, Guilherme, but to upset the Muscovites failed. Note that after the break referee Stanislav Vasilyev has shown red cards to two players – Daniel Miskitu and Andrew Small and also awarded a penalty against them. But approaching the “point” Eder shot over the bar.

the Main rival of “Locomotive” in the battle for second place – “Krasnodar”, eve had to take the Dynamo. However, the day before the match it became known about three cases of infection with coronavirus in the camp of the Moscow club: no infection found from striker Clinton N Zhi and Midfielders Charles kaboré Sebastian Szymanski.

In connection with this emergency situation, “Dynamo” asked “Krasnodar” to postpone the match. The southerners immediately agreed, and later information about the postponement of the meeting confirmed by the press service of the Russian football Union (RFU). Manual “blue and white” thanked “Krasnodar” in the person of the President of the club Sergey Galitsky “for a gesture of good will, human and sportsmanship”.

Meanwhile, CSKA coach Viktor Goncharenko, according to media reports, has filed a resignation. He did this after a major home defeat from “Zenith” (0:4). To lead the army, in case of withdrawal of the Belarusian specialist, maybe one of his assistants Sergei Ovchinnikov.

Foolish to deny that red and blue are in crisis. What can we say, if the last time Muscovites have won in the match of the Premier League already in the end of November, and the series without a win in RPL lasts for six meetings. As a result of CSKA in the middle of autumn at some point, the head of the table, fell to fifth place and has a very illusive chances of hit in a three of prize-winners.

By the way, after game with “Zenit” Gonczarek��about did not answer questions from reporters and immediately left the stadium. As explained by Ovchinnikov, “Viktor Mikhailovich became ill, his blood pressure rose”.

meanwhile, Celta Fedor Smolov in the squad defeated in his field “Alaves” (6:0) in the match of the 30th round of the championship of Spain. The club from Vigo won a major victory in the example in the last 66 years.

Smolov played the full 90 minutes and had some very good moments for a goal to be different, but the Russians failed. The owners of a brace Rafinha, the ball held Jason Murillo, Iago ASPAs, Nolito and Santi Mina. Thanks to the victory of “Celta” has risen on 16-e a place in standings of the Spanish championship with 30 points margin over the relegation zone to four points. In the next round of Smolov and his teammates the day after tomorrow will play away with the “real Sociedad”.

“wings of the Soviets” – “Ahmad” – 2:4

goals: Burlak, 6, Glushenkov, 88 – Ilyin, 54, 66, Glushakov, 59, Berisha, 69.

“Sochi” – “Rostov” – 10:1

goals: Abramov – own goal, 6, Kokorin, 15, 44, 51, Zabolotny, 45+1, 47, Novoseltsev, 53, Snake, 74, 86, Wizards 87 – Novels, 1.

Ural – Rubin – 1:2

goals: kucharczyk, 7 – Kvaratskhelia, 39, Bakaev, 56.

Arsenal – Spartak” – 2:3

goals: Lutsenko, 90+4, Lisova, 90+9 – Sobolev, 44, short Stories, 66, of Ponce, 79.

CSKA – Zenit 0:4

goals: I., 2, Malcolm, 9, 45+2, Driussi, 90+4, pen.

“Ufa” – “Tambov” – 2:1

goals: Fomin, 20, Giorgobiani, 90+3 – Kostyukov, 77.

“the locomotive” – “Orenburg” – 1:0

Goal: Miranchuk, 38.