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Sunday 31 May 2015

Zenit - Lokomotiv 1:0.

Уступили «Зениту» вдесятером

In the last match of the season in Russian Premier League, Lokomotiv faced Zenit in Saint Petersburg. 

Lokomotiv arrived in Saint Petersburg, where according to the calendar, Zenit had to celebrate the victory of the championship. In fact, they could be given the Cup and could start their celebration. 

However, Lokomotiv's players didn't feel themselves as a part of the feast. Zenit congratulated with 'Railroaders' for the win in the Russian Cup, making the match an appointment between two successful teams. 

Zenit started controlling the game, letting Lokomotiv to attack only with counterattacks. However, 'Railroaders' didn't succeed in creating dangerous chances to Malafeev. Guilherme, instead, was certainly more engaged. 

The quiet of the game was interrupted after 54 mins. Tarasov and Javi Garcia had an argument in the center of the pitch, with Dima that hit the Spanish midfielder with a kick on his ankle. The referee sent away Tarasov and gave a yellow card to Garcia. 

As a consequence, 'Bomzhi' scored five minutes later with Rondon after a good combination between Shatov and Danny. During the last mins of the match, coaches made some chances, but the result didn't change.

Lokomotiv was defeated by Zenit and concluded the season at 7th place.

Russian Premier League. Week 30
"Zenit" - "Lokomotiv" - 1:0 (0:0) 
Goal: Rondon, 61 (1:0)
"Zenit": Malafeev (Baburin, 86), Criscito, Lombaerts, Neto, Smolnikov, Witsel, Javi Garcia, Danny, Shatov (Fayzulin, 67), Rondon, Ryazantsev (Evseev, 79)
"Lokomotiv": Guilherme, Denisov, Pejčinović, Corluka, Logashov (Yanbaev, 50), Shishkin, Tarasov, Kasaev, Samedov, Al. Miranchuk (Maicon, 70), Skuletic (Tigorev, 58) 
Yellow cards: Danny, 54. Javi Garcia, 54. Lombaerts, 68. Rondon, 76. Tigorev, 83 
Red card: Tarasov, 54 
Referee: Igor Nizovtsev (Nizhny Novgorod) 
30 May. Saint Petersburg. Petrovskij Stadium

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