Lokomotiv were defeated by Rostov in the 13rd round of the Russian Premier League.
Despite the low attendance, the game against Rostov started with a fun event: Niasse was prized by the fans as the best player of the month of September with a commemorative plaque. It was handed before the kick off by the Zakharov's family.
Yesterday CSKA lost two points in Groznyi against Terek, as a consequence 'Railroaders' had the big opportunity to fill the gap to only three points. The greatest changes in the Lokomotiv's line-up concerned the defense, where Corluka and Pejcinovic (both injured) were replaced by Mykhalyk and Durica.
The first half was mainly played in the Rostov's half of the field. However, Loko weren't accurate. Vilkov also cancelled a valid goal of Niasse for an inexistent foul on Novoseltsev.
In the second half, Lokomotiv continued attacking especially with Niasse, Samedov and Kolomeytsev. However, Rostov took the lead with Poloz, who took advantage from an assist made by Bukharov.
Lokomotiv tried immediately to react: the most dangerous chance was created by Denisov, but Dzhanaev saved his team.
Later, Cherevchenko decided to play with two striker, Niasse and Skuletic, but it didn't work. 'Selmashi' closed the game with the newcomer Doumbia on a counterattack.
Lokomotiv suffered the first home defeat of the season.