Rubin reserves lose 2:3 to Zenit U21 on ROSGOSSTRAKH Russian U21 Championship MD-16.
Rubin are the side to open the score: as early as in 6th minute Ilzat Akhmetov dribbles past an opponent and makes a cut back on to Nikita MIkhailov. Our captain shoots and Daniil Makeev finishes and puts the ball in the net. It’s a nice goal, but our lead is not too long. In only four minutes Zenit find their own Makeev to score and this time it is Kirill Makeev who equalizes with our central defender Ilia Shabanov’s not the best action in this situation where Alexander Filtsov does not manage to clear.
In general, it has not been our defenders’ best match. Eventually, a minute before the half-time, the away side score their second one. Now it is Andrey Anisimov with quite an accurate shot from the edge of our box. Later it is Anisimov again who makes it 1:3 at the beginning of the second half sending the ball right into the top corner finishing a corner delivery.
Finally, as late as after the 75th minute Rubin finally start to play the way they can which immediately resulted in many good chances. It is Maksim Lukoyanov who is really close to score but does not manage to send the ball in the net although the goal is abandoned by the keeper. In only one minute Daniil Makeev nearly scores his second one, but a little bit later it is our scorer again who makes the team come back. Unfortunately that was the full-time and we didn’t have enough time left to do something more.
ROSGOSSTRAKHRUSSIAN U21 CHAMPIONSHIP. MD-16.
November 4, 2017. Kazan, Rubin Stadium
Rubin U21 vs Zenit Saint-Petersburg U21 - 2:3 (1:2).
Goals scored by: Daniil Makeev, 6, 86 – Kirill Makeev, 10; Andrey Anisimov, 32, 51
RubinU21: Filtsov (keeper), Mikhailov (capt.), Karnaukhov (Sharafeev, 62), Shabanov, Badriev, Makhatadze (Lukoyanov, 60), Yakovlev, Goldobin, Akhmetov (Nikolov, 45+), Gilyazutdinov (Shekari, 62), Makeev
Subs: Tushev (keeper), Nikolaev, Kovalik