In the last home game in 2014, Miodrag Bozovic gave an opportunity to Aleksey Miranchuk and Maicon. Alan Kasaev was on the bench due to a small injury with Manuel Fernandes.
Although the match started on a quiet rhythm, Loko was immediately close to the goal with Aleksander Samedov and Dame N'Doye. Aleksander crossed the ball, but the Senegalese striker was blocked by Ural defense.
The visitors answered with a dangerous attack: Fidler tried a filtering pass, but Ilya Abaev anticipated the ball. A few minutes later, top scorer of Ural Smolov kicked powerfully towards Abaev, but Loko goalkeeper was careful.
After 30 minutes, red-greens remained without their left back: Vitaliy Denisov had to leave to pitch due to an injury and he was substituted by Nemanja Pejčinović.
A few later the Nemanja entrance, Lokomotiv scored: Vedran Corluka with a head beat Zabolotnyi, but the lineman reported the offside.
Before the break, the home side could score again: Samedov crossed the ball, but no Loko players took advantage from it. In the next chance, Miranchuk passed the ball to Maicon, but he was blocked by defenders in the end.
At the begin of second half, the protagonist was again the young midfielder, he assisted N'Doye, who sent the ball over the post.
In all the second half, Loko held the control of the ball, but wasn't be able to create dangerous opportunities. 15 minutes before the final whistle, Bozovic put in the pitch Fernandes.
In the last 10 minutes, Loko continued attacking Ural. The decisive hit arrived after two corners in a row at 90'! Boussoufa crossed the ball, Pejčinović assisted N'Doye, who with all his force scored the winning goal!
Lokomotiv has won an important game for the podium and the fight with the first three teams in ranking.
Lokomotiv - Ural 1:0 (0:0)
Goal: N'Doye, 90.
Lokomotiv: Abaev, Shishkin, Corluka, Durica, Denisov (Pejčinović, 30), Mykhalyk (Sheshukov, 73), Samedov, Al. Miranchuk, Boussoufa, Maicon (Fernandes, 71), N'Doye.
Ural: Zabolotnyi, Khozin, Ottesen, Fontanello, Dantsev, Emelyanov (Acevedo, 59), Fidler, Stavpets, Erokhin, Yaroshenko, Smolov (Gogniev, 59).
Yellow cards: Emelyanov, 18. Stavpets, 35. Boussoufa, 53.
Referee: Kirill Levnikov (Saint Petersburg).
December 3rd. Moscow. Lokomotiv Stadium. 3.120 spectators.