Lokomotiv defeated Spartak in the 12nd round of the Russian Premier League.
In the most important game of the week, Spartak hosted Lokomotiv four points back of 'Railroaders'.
In the first minutes of the match, Lokomotiv kept the predominance on the field. 'Railroaders' started immediately playing a fast football and pressing the "Myaso" on their area.
The first goal came thanks to a great combination organized by Denisov and Samedov, which was finalized by Kolomeytsev with an effective header.
A few minutes later, Loko could have doubled the score, but a Pejcinovic's header hit the bar.
Lokomotiv safely controlled the match in the first half, without conceding Spartak the chances to be dangerous. Before the break, Tarasov had to leave the pitch for an injury to the knee. He'll have a MRT exam in order to define its seriousness.
In the second 45 minutes, Alenichev decided to include Promes on the pitch. The Dutch forward entered immediately into the match and threatened Guilherme's goal with a powerful shot.
Although Spartak started being more offensive and taking the initiative, Niasse decided to hush them with a beautiful shot that beat Rebrov - 0:2.
After the goal, Lokomotiv took a step back, relying only on counterattacks. As a consequence, Spartak was more dangerous and was able to score the 1:2 with Bocchetti.
However, 'Railroaders' defended very well until the end, resisting also to the pressure of the Otkrytie Arena.
Lokomotiv kept the second place in the table, increasing the gap from Zenit (+5) and Spartak (+7).