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Wednesday 8 April 2015

Lokomotiv - Torpedo 2:0.

"Locomotiva" ha vinto "Torpedo" nel derby

Preparing the derby against Torpedo, Lokomotiv Head Coach Miodrag Bozovic was able to work with nearly a full team. After the disqualifies, the Montenegrin coach could rely again on Jan Durica, Dmitrij Tarasov and Taras Mykhalyk, with the first two ones that were in the starting line-up. On the other hand, Maicon and Sheshukov were disqualified and missed the match.

The first half was a real battle. While Lokomotiv and Torpedo players rarely conceded some free spaces on the pitch, the fans didn't stop neither for a second to support the team: the atmosphere at Cherkizovo was marvelous. The most dangerous player of guests was Anton Putilo, who was the leader of Torpedo attacks. However he was well-blocked by Guilherme, who saved also on a Stevanovic's shot after 37 mins.

Lokomotiv answered on the left side with Kasaev, who wasn't afraid of trying dribblings. However, Alan missed a bit accuracy in the final pass. Also Skuletic tried being dangerous, but the Serbian striker wasn't lucky.

After 45 mins, Tarasov bravely advanced towards the Torpedo's area dribbling two defenders. However, he missed the ball and made a foul, which carried to suspend the Skuletic goal. As soon as Tarasov sit up, Rykov throw down again him. The Russian defender immediately received a red card and strengthened his teammates to play in 10 men for the rest of the match.

In the second half, Lokomotiv started attacking. In particular, the right side was very active with Samedov and Shishkin. 

After 58 mins, Skuletic moved on the side and made a cross for Boussoufa. However, Mbark wasn't accurate and "present" the ball to Zhevnov. Boussoufa could have scored also at 61', but his header hit the post.

The pressure was becoming stressful and stressful. After 68 mins, Bozovic made a double change: Aleksey Miranchuk instead of Boussoufa and Mykhalyk instead of Durica. This second substitution was forced due a Jan injury. A few minutes before, also Roman Pavlyuchenko entered on the pitch.

At 70' Samedov made a great cross for Pavlyuchenko, whose kick was saved by Zhevnov. However, Fernandes was near the rejection and scored the 1:0.

Lokomotiv continued attacking, while the forces of Torpedo were decreasing. As soon as fans celebrated the first goal, 'Railroaders' scored again with Fernandes with a penalty gained by Kasaev - 2:0. As consequence, the Portuguese midfielder became also the top scorer of Lokomotiv with six goals. 

Lokomotiv was able to win for the second time against Torpedo in this season, continuing the race for an European spot.

"Lokomotiv" - "Torpedo" - 2:0 (0:0) 
Goals: Fernandes, 70 (1:0). 74 (pen) (2:0).
"Lokomotiv": Guilherme, Corluka, Durica (Michalik, 68), Denisov, Shishkin, Tarasov, Fernandes, Kasaev, Samedov, Boussoufa (Al Miranchuk, 68), Skuletic (Pavlyuchenko, 60).
"Torpedo": Zhevnov, K. Kombarov, Mikuckis, Rykov, Franjic, Stevanovic, Steklov, Zenjov (Kokoszka, 46), Bilyaletdinov (Pugin, 71), Putilo, Viera (Smarason, 63).
Yellow cards: Fernandes, 43. Tarasov, 45. Mikuckis, 73. Al Miranchuk, 91.
Red card: Rykov, 45.
Referee: Aleksey Nikolaev (Moscow). 8 April. Moscow. Lokomotiv Stadium.

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