Athletistic/Football. On Tuesday, November 28, the quarter-finals of the RPL Russian Football Cup began. This year, an unusual decision was made. The first matches will take place this week. That is to say at the end of November. But the return matches will take place after the winter break. The stage started in Kaliningrad at the Rostec Arena stadium. The local Baltika welcomed Lokomotiv Moscow to their home field.
In the 16th minute, Timur Suleymanov gave the capital team the lead. During a positional attack, Barinov made a pass to the right flank, Nenakhov executed a well-timed pass to the goal line, from where Suleymanov directed the ball into the far corner of the goal.
In the 65th minute, Tigran Avanesyan equalized the score. Galoyan reached the goal line at high speed and shot low! Barinov caught the ball with the toe of his shoe, but Avanesyan collected the rebound and fired into the far corner.
In the 70th minute, Nathan Gassama gave the Kaliningrad team the lead. Bistrovitch crossed the corner into the goalkeeper’s area, Gassama got ahead of the defender and sent the ball under the crossbar with his head.
Towards the end of the match, Timur Suleymanov scored a double and equalized the score. Samoshnikov reached the goal line and entered the penalty area, Glushenkov fought and accounted for Suleymanov, who shot into the far corner of the opponent’s goal.
The score is therefore drawn – 2:2. The return match will take place in Moscow after the winter break. The winner over a total of two matches will qualify for the 1/2 finals of the RPL course. The losing team will advance to the second stage of the 1/4 finals of the regional route.
Lokomotiv fans reacted to the draw with Baltika. They left their comments in the official red-green community on VKontakte.
– Suleymanov is the best player!!!
– Delete that trainer already, huh. Well, with such a roster and such money, how can you sneak into the middle of the table and play like that…
– I sincerely hope that the next match of the club management will be the last. It’s everything I wanted to say.
– Horror, not a game. Objectives out of nowhere. Zenit will crush us with such a game…
– They succeeded… They can’t beat Baltika, they are bow-legged drunks. What else needs to happen for management to see the light and send this bug-eyed miracle into retirement.
– When did Lokomotiv become average? At what time after the 18 championship?
– Lokomotiv has clowns in defense. When will they buy normal central defenders? The result is acceptable, given that the answer is still at home.
– In winter, reinforcement is necessary on all lines. Although the club will not buy anyone until there is a Champions League and Europa League.
Yaroslav Piatykh, Athletistic
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