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Thursday 21 May 2015

The Cup is ours! Lokomotiv - Kuban' 3:1.

Cup - la nostra!

Lokomotiv defeated Kuban' in the final of Russian Cup, winning for the sixth time in its history this trophy. 

It's useless to say that the game was very important for both sides. Kuban' hasn't won Russian Cup in its history yet, while Lokomotiv won Kubok for the last time in 2007.

In the game-day, Astrakhan became a sort of capital of football. The weather was perfect as the pitch at the Central Stadium. Fans arrived with green shirts, waving flags and scarfs. 

The first goal was scored by the guests: Denisov missed a stop and Ignatjev beat Guilherme - 0:1.

Lokomotiv immediately tried to react and to create chances. However, Kuban' defenders contained well the attacks of Kasaev, Denisov and Fernandes

In the second half, Pavlyuchenko was replaced by Niasse, who a few minutes later scored the 1:1!

In the next minutes, Lokomotiv could have scored again, but Samedov wasn't accurate. 

During the extra times, there was a real battle on the pitch, with Kuban' that tried to take advantage from counterattacks. 

However, Lokomotiv was able to score in the first extra time: Kasaev made a cross and an head of Boussoufa beat Belenov - 2:1!

In the last minutes, 'Railroaders' controlled the game and scored also the third one with an amazing action of Miranchuk - 3:1.

We are the champions! This has been our final! This is our Cup.

Russian Cup. Final
"Lokomotiv" - "Kuban" - 3:  (0:1, 1:0, 1:0, 1:0) 
Goals: Ignatjev, 28 (1:0). Niasse, 72 (1:1). Boussoufa, 104 (2:1), Miranchuk, 110 (3:1).
 "Lokomotiv": Guilherme, Denisov, Pejčinović, Corluka, Logashov, Shishkin, Fernandes (Miranchuk 71), Kasaev (Maicon, 106), Samedov, Boussoufa, Pavlyuchenko (Niasse, 64) 
"Kuban": Belenov, Armas, Rabiu, Kaborè, Sunjic, Almeida (Baldè, 69), Sosnin, Ignatjev (Kulik, 105), Bugaev, Popov, Tkachyov (Bucur, 78) 
Yellow cards: Rabiu, 33. Pejcinovic, 45. Samedov, 83. Boussoufa, 87. Corluka, 89. Ignatjev, 103 
Referee: Vladislav Bezborodov (Saint Petersburg) 
21 May. Astrakhan. Central Stadium.

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