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Sunday, 8 November 2015

Lokomotiv - Zenit 2:0.

Победа над «Зенитом»

Lokomotiv defeated Zenit in the last game of the first leg of the Russian Premier League.

Before the match, both the fans sectors decided to make nine minutes of silence in honor of the victims of the plan crash happened in Egypt. 

Compared to the game against Besiktas, Cherevchenko made only a replacement: Aleksey Miranchuk took the place of Fernandes

Zenit started immediately the game controlling the ball and trying to surprise the red-green defense. After only 2 minutes, Ryazantsev had a good chance, but his shot didn't create any problem to Guilherme. Lokomotiv answered with Maicon and Miranchuk, but neither the Brazilian nor the Russian were enough accurate to beat Lodygin.

In the second half, the home side entered on the field much more aggressive. As a consequence, Lokomotiv took the lead after 48 minutes thanks to an own goal of Lombaerts

Ten minutes later, Samedov scored the 2:0 finalizing an amazing counterattack started by Niasse, who made his second assist of the night. 

At the end of the match, a Criscito's header hit the post and so Guilherme was able to keep a clean sheet. 

Lokomotiv joins Rostov at the second place in the table with 30 points, six less than CSKA and four more than Zenit.

Russian Premier League. 15th round
"Lokomotiv" - "Zenit" - 2:0 (0:0) 
Goals: Lombaerts, 47 (own goal) (1:0). Samedov, 59 (2:0)
"Lokomotiv": Guilherme, Denisov, Durica, Shishkin, Yanbaev, N'Dinga, Kolomeytsev, Samedov, Maicon (Grigorjev, 66), Al Miranchuk (Mykhalyk, 86), Niasse (Skuletic, 90) 
"Zenit": Lodygin, Anyukov (Evseev, 76), Neto, Lombaerts, Criscito, Javi Garcia (Witsel, 64), Yusupov, Ryazantsev (Smolnikov, 72), Danny, Hulk, Dzyuba 
Yellow cards: Hulk, 49. Javi Garcia, 64. Maicon, 64. Neto, 74. Denisov, 80. 
Referee: Vladimir Moskalev (Voronezh) 
8 November. Moscow. Lokomotiv Stadium.

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