In the week 28 of Russian Premier League, Lokomotiv hosted Kuban' in the last home match of the season.
During the evening, a lot of fans came to Cherkizovo earlier to see the Cup, which was exposed out of the Stadium. The trophy led to the creation of a long crowd made up by all the supporters who wanted to see the Kubok and to take a photo with it.
Furthermore, the society also didn't forget the younger fans. During the break, Ilya Abaev was in the family sector to communicate with them. The children were fascinated by our great goalkeeper, watching him enthusiastically. Ilya made autographs, took photos and talked to whoever was interested.
The game started slowly. Both teams seemed to have left all the emotions in Astrakhan, so the rhythm wasn't so high.
However, after 22 mins Kuban' took the lead - Guilherme tried to put off a ball, which instead hit Baldè and entered into the goal. Lokomotiv answered with Kasaev, but his shot flied over the post.
The next chance was again for Loko: Tarasov made a beautiful assist for Miranchuk, who missed a big opportunity 1-on-1 against Belenov. A few minutes later, Samedov scored in offside and so the referee had to cancel the goal.
In the second half, the guests tried to control the vantage. 'Railroaders' also finished the match in 10 men because Niasse was sent off after an argument with Sunjic, who was hit by the Senegalese striker.
However, Lokomotiv was able to score without him. Fernandes, who replaced Shishkin, made a stunning shot that beat Belenov.
At the end of the game, the whole team thanked with the fans for the support during the season, showing a banner that said: "The Cup is yours". Fans answered with the usual chants "This is our Cherkizovo" and "Thanks, guys!".