«Spartak» defeated «Rostov» and reached the quarter-finals of the Cup of Russia
The match of 1/8 final of the Cup of Russia between «Spartak» and «Rostov» ended with the victory of the capital club with the score 2:1. The meeting took place in Moscow «Open Arena». Controlled the game the referee from Sochi Paul Kukuan.
Head coach of «Rostov» Valery Karpin has released in the starting lineup only three players who played from the first minute in the match of the 14th round of the championship of Russia against «Sochi» (2:0), — Dmitry Chistyakov, Dennis Hadzikadunic and ivelina Popova. Egor Baburin, Alexei Kozlov, Yevgeny Chernov, Alexey Ionov, Roman Eremenko, Khoren of Birman and Eldora of Shomurodov left in stock. Mathias Normann were not included in the application.
In «Spartak» from the first minute on the field appeared the Swedish striker Jordan Larsson, who scored twice in the match of the 14th round of the championship of Russia against Lokomotiv (3:0) after coming on as a substitute. For the first time after the injury to make the starting lineup were midfielder Roman Zobnin. Gus Thiel and Andre Schurrle remained in reserve.
Spartak took the lead just before the break. Team captain Georgy Jikia from the left flank threw the ball into the penalty area, Ezequiel Ponce stole a Dennis Hadzikadunic, and Larsson popped up from behind Maciej Wilusa in touch hitting the gate.
In the 59th minute the hosts doubled their advantage. Larsson was performed by cutting the transmission from the right flank into the penalty area, and Ponce in the fight with Dmitry Chistyakov gave backheel into Zelimkhan Bakaev. The midfielder shot powerfully, the goalkeeper of «Rostov» Sergey pesyakov reflected the ball in front of him and Larsson scored twice, breaking the summer.
The final score was set at the end of the meeting. Substitute after the break of Shomurodov broke into the penalty area and passed the ball to the right. Alexander Dolgov shot into the far corner past the goalkeeper of owners Alexander Maksimenko.
The following rival of «Spartak» in the Cup of Russia CSKA. The army club ahead thanks to a goal Yaki Biala on the third added minute has won «Ufa» (1:0). The quarterfinal match will take place in early March, 2020.
Also in the quarterfinals of the Cup of Russia Petersburg «Zenith» will play with the Grozny «Ahmad», Yaroslavl «Shinnik» with the Yekaterinburg «Ural», Moscow «Khimki» — with the capital «a torpedo».