In this match, CSKA again had to do without its leader, goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev. Due to health problems, he still cannot help his partners. The place at the gate was taken by the young Vladislav Torop.
Already at the beginning of the meeting, the army team managed to open an account. After Maksim Mukhin’s shot, Anton Shunin hit the ball not very well, and Anton Zabolotny managed to send it into the net.
In the first half, CSKA looked better than the rival and was able to increase the difference in the score. However, not everything went smoothly in the final stage. And given the heat, players from both clubs made quite a few mistakes.
After the break, Dynamo managed a quick attack and Mumi Ngamale completed it with an accurate corner kick. Dynamo continued to attack dangerously after that, and this time the army team was downright lucky several times.
But in the 82nd minute of the match, after Dmitry Skopintsev’s goal, the ball hit Zabolotny’s exposed hand. Penalty, the designation of which did not cause controversy among the CSKA players.
Fedor Smolov struck from the spot and with power and precision, leaving the goalkeeper with no chance. 2:1, win for Dynamo.