Loko hopelessly bounced off Torch. And then Miranchuk came out and left the beauty. Video
Konstantin Krinsky May 20, 2023 at 16:06 Moscow time Audio version: Your browser does not support the audio element.
Anton single-handedly stopped Vadim Evseev’s team, which had gained momentum.
Lokomotiv minimally defeated Fakel at home in the matchday 28 of the RPL. The match turned out to be as intense as possible, but not by goals. Fights, mistakes, fouls and even blood: that was the main thing.
Lokomotiv lost only five points in the spring: they drew with CSKA and lost to Zenit. The result is impressive, but the railway season is over: they won’t get hurt, but they won’t be competing for medals either. But Fakel, who picked up three wins in a row following the appointment of Vadim Evseev, is in desperate need of points. Before this meeting, the Voronezh team was one point ahead of the Wings of the Soviets, who were in the joint zone of the 13th line. By the way, the next meeting near Voronezh is with Samara.
Lots of marriage, bandaged head, disallowed goal
And if there were no questions about the composition of the guests, then the start of Loko has undergone major changes. Due to the absence of Artyom Dziuba, there was simply no one to overtake, and Wilson Isidore, who deserved a place in the base, acted on the left flank in the first half. The position of the false striker in the center was taken by Maxim Glushenkov, but it did not work out – the opponent did not really reveal himself and only a few times before the break allowed to shoot at his goal. In one of those attacks, Kamano received a great pass from depth by Zhemaletdinov, but hit the touch poorly.
It is important to understand that neither team had an advantage. Both seemed to act on counterattacks. Both expected the rival to expose the zones. They both made a lot of mistakes. “Fakel” needs more points, and therefore to a greater extent the initiative came from Voronezh. Georgy Gongadze even scored after a corner, but the goal was rightfully disallowed: in the near corner, Khyzyr Appaev deliberately raised his hand during the jump to confuse the opponent, but withdrew it late, and the ball touched the prohibited part of the body . So Gongadze’s goal kick after that could not be counted. But the idea is interesting.
Gongadze generally became the protagonist of the first half. First, Dmitry Barinov fouled him and received a yellow card. So George scored, but didn’t count. And then the striker was again hit on the head by an opponent, not without blood and a bandage on his head. The bandaged Gongadze is the quintessence of Torch in the first half against Loko: a lot of desire and fight, good approaches and dedication. And what about Mikhail Galaktionov’s team? She interfered more and destroyed someone else’s than she created her own. During the break, Sergey Pinyaev and Anton Miranchuk came out.
Miranchuk did everything himself
But the castling did not happen: the teams came out in the same combinations. And if Evseev can be understood (Fakel was already doing very well), then why he hesitated to replace Galaktions is a mystery. However, the coach moved Isidor to the center of attack, and Glushenkov went to the Frenchman’s place. But this did not shake Loko’s actions in any way, and therefore, about 20 minutes before the end, Ivan Ignatiev and Anton Miranchuk appeared on the field (instead of Izidor and Zhemaletdinov).
The hosts urgently needed changes, because in the middle of the second half, Akbashev suddenly began to have a nightmare with Ilya Lantratov: at first he did not hit the goal after an excellent cross from the side, and then weakly hit his head, closing the center. the same right flank. And Mohamed Braimi planted the crossbar from afar.
Did the aforementioned Galaktionov substitutions help Loko catch up with the opponent in terms of scoring chances? Partially. Miranchuk really revived the midfield, but Ignatiev looked faded. There was a nice shot from Karpukas from the goalkeeper’s angle, but that’s about it. Then Anton had to do everything himself: in the 87th minute he received the ball in the center of the field, knocked out three opponents at full speed and shot powerfully from outside the penalty area. He saved the team and made the result purely by skill. Collectively, the railway workers barely played long enough to win.
Someone had to stop Evseev’s team, which had gained momentum; this happened in Moscow. Now the fight for joints has shone with renewed vigor. The match between Torch and Wings of the Soviets will most likely decide fate: who will remain in the RPL, and for whom the season will not end after 30 rounds.