«Krasnodar» and «locomotive» caught up with the leader in the championship of Russia «Zenit»
Match of the seventh round of the championship of Russia between «Zenith» and «Locomotive» ended in a draw — 1:1. The meeting was held at the stadium «Krasnodar». Tried the game, the referee from St. Petersburg Vladislav Bezborodov.
Due to injuries in the match are unable to participate the captain of «Krasnodar» Alexander Martynovich, fellow striker Ari and midfielder Remy Cabella. Ari received an injury in the match of the fifth round of the championship of Russia against «Rubin» (1:0), Martynovich in the sixth round with the «Tambov» (2:0). Cabella tore cruciate knee ligaments in a game round of the playoffs of the Champions League against Olympiacos (0:4).
The railwaymen took the lead already in the fifth minute after a blunder of goalkeeper Matthew and. Grzegorz Krychowiak picked up the ball in the centre circle, moved forward and, before reaching the penalty area, broke through on goal. Safonov reacted to the shot, but bounced off his glove the ball flew into the net.
Before the break the hosts restored the balance. Wanderson got the ball on the left flank and in the fight against Benedikt Howedes and Rifat by Zamaletdinova was able to throw the ball into the box. Dmitry Stotskaya hung at the far post and left in the first team, Magomed Shapi Suleymanov head the ball into the net.
«Krasnodar» and «Zenith» scored 14 points and caught up in the table of the championship of Russia in the lead during the final round Petersburg «Zenith». Sunday, August 25, leaders can join the Moscow «Spartak» and «Rostov». In case of victory respectively over Samara «Wings of the Soviets» and Kazan «ruby» they will also score 14 points.
In the eighth round «the locomotive» on August 31 will play on the home field «Rostov», «Spartak» on September 1 will «Zenith» and «Krasnodar» also on 1 September in Ekaterinburg will play against «Ural».