Defeat To Spartak

The Railroaders had been on a spree of five victories even despite our hospital was full . Good news, however, was the return of Rifat Zhemaletdinov who started the game.

Almost half of the first 45 minutes the teams spent examining each other’s soft spots. Lokomotiv’s first worthy attempt at Spartak’s goal came only in the 21st minute when Miranchuk’s blast floated off a post.

Spartak responded even more aggressively. Umyarov took the ball down a flank and passed to Schuerrle whose first-touch attempt hit the crossbar.

Lokomotiv wasted what turned out their last scoring opportunity immediately after the break. Maksimenko made a mistake when handplaying the ball, Miranchuk found it at his feet and had a go but shook the woodwork.

After that Lokomotiv seemed to forget how to play football. The impression was the guys simply left all of their emotions back in Turin and had no energy for the derby.

In the 60th minute Spartak made use of their counter-attack converted into an opener by Ponce. Two other counters that followed immediately made the score big – Larsson netted a brace.

Russian Premier League. Gameweek 14.

Lokomotiv – Spartak - 0:3 (0:0)
Goals: Ponce, 57 (0:1). Larsson, 79 (0:2). Larsson, 81 (0:3)

Lokomotiv: Guilherme, Ignatyev, Corluka, Hoewedes, Zhemaletdinov,Murilo (Kolomeytsev, 78), Krychowiak, Barinov, Al.Miranchuk, Joao Mario, Eder
Spartak: Maksimenko, Kutepov, Dzhikiya, Gigot, Ayrton, Bakayev, Melgarejo, Umyarov (Zobnin, 73), Schuerrle (Larsson, 55), Kral, Ponce
Bookings: Dzhikiya, 23. Ignatyev, 40. Barinov, 43. Bakayev, 45. Eder, 71
Referee: Aleksey Yeskov (Moscow)
October 27, 2019. Moscow, RZD Arena

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