Any discussion of “Spartacus” and CSKA event for our football exceptional. But when rivals brings the tournament table of the Cup of Russia, this dish, though traditional, but with our special sauce. In the Premier League, the outcome of a particular Derby from the perspective of the long-term Outlook doesn’t have the same values as in the Cup match. Of the opportunity to rehabilitate not provided: lost – eliminated from the tournament.

Photo: Michael Sinitsyn “Spartacus” won “Dynamo” in the 20th round of the championship of Russia on football

In the framework of the Cup “Derby of all Russia” has happened four times. And only once “Spartak” managed to get the upper hand: in 1994 the “red-white” defeated CSKA on penalties – 4:2 (2:2 in regular time). After that won only CSKA. In 2000, the “red-blue” knocked out bitter rival in stage 1/2 final – 1:3, and in 2006, CSKA defeated “Spartak” in the final 3:0. But the most memorable meeting of these teams in the Cup took place in 2011. “Red-white” have conceded, then played with the advantage of two goals, but the longed-for victory it is not held. The main time of the match ended with the score 3:3, and in the penalty shoot-out proved to be luckier CSKA.

a More suitable moment for revenge for the defeat of “Spartak” and could not imagine. Still, after a disastrous first part of the season to get into the UEFA zone will not be easy. But the path to Europe through the conquest of the Cup of Russia was much shorter. But first, you need to beat CSKA. So nobody was surprised when the owner of “Spartak” Leonid Fedun announced fully sold out tickets. In the end, if before a full house and not enough, there is quite a bit.

still “Spartak” defeated CSKA in the Cup of Russia only once, and it happened in 1994

to Start the Cup Derby head coach of “Spartacus” Domenico Tedesco trusted brand the same squad as Saturday came out with the first minute of the victorious match against “Dynamo” (2:0). But the army compared to a tie match with the “Ural” (1:1) several changes have taken place, and most importantly, on the edge appeared the steering team Victor Goncharenko, is currently serving a suspension in the Premier League. However, even under his stern look CSKA, in fact, failed the start of the game. Already the first attack “red-whites” ended with a goal: Zelimkhan Bakaev pulled the ball from the center a few meters and firing a shot with a rebound under the hand of Igor Akinfeev – 1:0. After 10 minutes, and Spartacus, came on the field with some outrageous attitude, scored. Alexander Sobolev competed for selection and passed it to Askalu Ponce, who coolly shot past army goalkeeper – 2:0.

Photo: Alexey Filippov / RIA Novosti Goal Fernandez saved CSKA from defeat in the match against the “Ural”

Not every team would be able to recover after such a knock-down. CSKA could. Already on 17 minutes remaining naked in the penalty area Igor Diveev one ball played. But this evening was wrong defense is not only “Spartak”. The army repeatedly failed in their own half and only profligacy “red-white” did not allow them to increase their lead. And just before the break CSKA equalized. Scheme of the three Central defenders did not protect the owners from the emptiness in front of his own penalty area from where he fired Ilzat Akhmetov – 2:2.

Shortly before it heads to the center of the field facing the tank and Diveev. For of Spartacus this episode proved to be critical: in the second half he was replaced by Dutchman Gus Thiel.

the Teams continued to exchange chances, but the main time to define the strongest, they did ne enough.

On March 4 was the scheduled two quarterfinal match. However, a meeting in Yaroslavl, where “Shinnik” had to take the Yekaterinburg “Ural” had to be rescheduled. The reason is banal in the extreme: volzhane have failed properly to prepare the local stadium. I wonder what the guests even angered is not the fact of cancellation of the match, and its timing. Supposedly, the lawn and the day ago was in the same condition. It is curious that the coach of Yekaterinburg Dmitry Parfenov about transferring learned from the media. New date for the match is still unknown.

But the game “Akhmad” with Zenit in Grozny doesn’t stop. There the main time of the match ended in a draw – 1:1, and the additional half hour the victory ended a goal brought Yuri Zhirkov.

Another quarter – final “Khimki” – “torpedo” will be held on Thursday.