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Saturday 22 August 2015

Preview Ufa - Lokomotiv.

Ufa  Локомотив
УФА // Локомотив
Sunday, August 23rd 2015
(Neftyanik Stadium, Ufa)
12.30 FK Ufa - Lokomotiv Moscow
Referee: Vladimir Moskalyov (Voronezh).
Assistants: Aleksey Vorontsov (Yaroslavl) and Vladislav Nazarov (Nevinnomyssk).
Sub assistants: ? (?) and ? (?).
Delegate: Aleksander Safonov (Moscow).
Inspector: Stanislav Sukhina (Malakhovka).

Lokomotiv - Ufa 0-0
Ufa- Lokomotiv 1-0: 50' Paurevic. 

AbsentsDurica (injured), Sheshukov (injured).
In doubt: Boussoufa.

Ufa: 9.
Lokomotiv: 3.

Streaming (available half an hour before the start of the match):

-NTV Nash Futbol. Commentators: Aleksey Andronov.


Today, Lokomotiv has flown to Ufa and had a training session at Neftyanik Stadium. Tomorrow, 'Railroaders' will face Ufa at 13:30 Moscow Time.

Loko has earned 9 points in the first three away matches of the season. A fantastic three on three that let Cherevchenko to dream to the highest positions. Mordoviya, Anzhi and Ural were all good opponents, but in our opinion Ufa is stronger than them in this moment. Igor' Kolyvanov is a very skilled Head Coach, while the sports director Gazizov built a heavy team. In this transfers window, they've signed two of the best players of the Danish League (Igboun and Pourie), plus an experienced player like Katsalapov. Ufa has played a great football so far. They were not only able to draw against Spartak and Kuban' (both games away), but also to provide a fantastic performance vs Zenit. In the end, the Saint Petersburg club won, but the Kolyvanov's XI merited at least a point.

Regarding the team, Safronidi is recovering from an injury. As a consequence, he played with the reserves team today together with Kilin, Semakin and Diego Carlos. By the way, Lokomotiv won 1:3 thanks to a double of Galadzhan and a goal of Makhatadze. Kolyvanov should confirm the starting line-up that won in Saransk against Mordoviya with Paurevic that should return and take the place of Safronidi. At the same time, we must underline the whole attack's unit: Zinchenko is a fantastic talent, Igboun has already demonstrated his value in these first rounds, Stotskiy is a brilliant jolly and Marcinho is a strong offensive midfielder. 

Cherevchenko, instead, has to decide some ballots. Logashov played an awful match against Terek, but he has got the Russian passport and this could be very useful during the match. However, we prefer including Pejcinovic in the starting line-up. In the midfield, the couple formed by N'Dinga and Tarasov should be confirmed. Miranchuk could be replaced by Kolomeytsev in order to contain more efficiently the Ufa's attacks. In fact, Cherevchenko said: "I can't exclude that Kolomeytsev could play closer to attack with the departure of Boussoufa." Grigorjev, instead, has recently returned training to the main group, but should start the match on the bench. 

Vitaliy Denisov said: "Ufa won't be an easy opponent for Lokomotiv. The artificial turf adds new adjustments." Cherevchenko, instead, underlined the importance of the auto-criticism: "I've spoken to the players. We analyzed the game against Terek and we drew our conclusions.The next game will show if our conclusions are right or not. We go to Ufa for the victory." 

We expect a sold-out and an interesting match on the field. Check out all the news before and after the match on our Twitter: @confortistefano

Ufa (4-2-3-1)
Katsalapov - Tumasyan - Osipov - Sukhov 
Zaseev - Paurevic
Stotskiy - Igboun - Zinchenko 
Lokomotiv (4-2-3-1)
Shishkin - Corluka - Pejcinovic - Denisov
N'Dinga - Tarasov
Samedov - Kolomeytsev - Kasaev

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