Ignatiev and Lisakovich brought Loko victory over Khimki

Ignatiev and Lisakovich brought Loko victory over Khimki

The match against Khimki coincided with the World Animal Protection Day. Before the game, we presented the club calendar for 2021, in which the Lokomotiv players took pictures with animals that looking for a home and family. The fans of our team could meet the heroes of the calendar and take their favorite pet home!

And Lokomotiv’s starting line up for the game was announced by the legendary Nikolai Drozdov, who has been telling us about nature for several decades.

There were two changes in Lokomotiv's squad compared to the last match. Grzegorz Krychowiak served the suspension and returned to the center of the field, while Vitali Lisakovich replaced Fedor Smolov, who got a minor injury in the last training session. This was the first start for Vitali for our club.

Lokomotiv started the match very actively. Miranchuk could have scored already in the fifth minute. Eder made a low cross into the penalty area, Lisakovich left the ball to Miranchuk, and Anton with the first touch - Lantratov was at the right place, at the right time.

Shortly afterwards Krychowiak had a go from 25 meters, but the shot went over the bar. A few minute later Lisakovich also had a chance, but his header went over the crossbar after a great cross from Zhivoglyadov.

By the middle of the half, Khimki pushed the game away from their goal and had a several counter attacks, but Lokomotiv defended well and opened the score in the game. Corluka was the first on the ball after a corner and he headed the ball to the far post where Lisakovich was waiting. No one was close to him, so he finished his chance without any problems. 1:0. Lisakovich scored his debut goal for our club.

On the 34th minute Lokomotiv lost their captain. Corluka got injured and could not continue the match. Vedran was replaced by Kulikov, and Magkeev moved from the midfield to the center of defence.

The second half began with surprised. Less than a minute after the start of the second half Khimki equalised. Idowu ran down the wing, and passed to Kukharchuk, who made a lose cross into the box. Bozhenov was alone at the far post at the far post and finished the chance with any chances for the goalkeeper. 1:1.

Khimki did not celebrate for long. In the 55th minute, Miranchuk made a cross it into the penalty area from the left wing, where Ignatiev hammered it under the crossbar and earned the title of the Man of the Match for the second game in a row.

After the goal, Lokomotiv gave Khimki the initiative and made the fans nervous. The guests controlled the ball and locked our team near the penalty area. Khimki created the most realistic chance through the efforts of Mirzov. Reziuan shot from the corner of the penalty area, the ball deflected off Dyadyun - Guilherme managed to react to it.

The last minutes were under Lokomotiv’s control. Murilo had a chance to finish the game from a set piece twice, but Lantratov saved Khimki. Rybchinskiy has the last chance in the game after a great through ball from Krychowiak - Lantratov pulled another good save.

Lokomotiv got their third victory in a row and reduced the gap from the first place to three points.

TINKOFF Russian Premier League. Gameweek 10

Lokomotiv - Khimki - 2:1 (1:0)
Goals: Lisakovich, 26 (1:0). Bozhenov, 47 (1:1). Ignatiev, 55 (2:1)

Lokomotiv: Guilherme, Zhivoglyadov, Corluka (Kulikov, 34), Murilo, Rybus, Magkeev, Krychowiak, Ignatiev, Miranchuk (Rybchinskiy, 89), Lisakovich (Zhemaletdinov, 79), Eder
Khimki: Lantratov, Gapon, Idowu, Tikhiy, Danilkin, Kukharchuk (Mirzov, 64), Troshechkin, Lipovoy (Konate, 64), Bozhenov, Kuat (Glushakov, 46), Dyadyun (Aliev, 87)
Bookings: Danilkin, 9. Gapon, 45. Glushakov, 93. Tikhiy, 93
Referee: Evgeny Kukulyak (Kaluga)
October 4, 2020. Moscow, RZD Arena.

04 October 2020 16:00

Tags: first team

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