Lokomotiv has played the first friendly match in the camp in Austria. 'Railroaders' defeated Bulgarian side Ludogorets, which has been already faced in 2013 and in 2014.
The game was held in a small village called Strasswalchen.
Before the match, Vedran Corluka was named the new captain of Lokomotiv for the new season by the staff. In fact, the Croatian defender has demonstrated his value many times during his time in Moscow.
Despite the hot weather, the team started immediately playing on high levels. The first opportunity was a counter-attack organized by Kasaev and Miranchuk. However, Aleksey wasn't able to beat Stoyanov.
A few minutes later, Ludogorets could have scored, but Guilherme made an incredible save in the area. After that, Lokomotiv took the lead thanks to an amazing goal of Miranchuk - Aleksey dribbled three defenders and scored in the left corner.
During the break, Cherevchenko made four changes. Guilherme, Miranchuk, Maicon and Yanbaev were replaced by Kochenkov, Kolomeytsev, Samedov and Denisov.
After nine minutes, 'Railroaders' doubled the score. However, Samedov was in offside and so the goal was cancelled. Given that Loko was the leader on the pitch, a few minutes later Skuletic scored the 2:0.
In the final actions of the game, Niasse could have scored the third goal, but the Senegalese striker wasn't accurate.
Lokomotiv won an important match showing a good football. The next friendly game is on 7 July against Qarabag.