Today, FC Rubin are playing an away game against Lokomotiv Moscow within ROSGOSSTRAKH Russian Championship MD 19. The fixture will be held at Lokomotiv Stadium and will start at 16:30.
The match will be officiated by Sergey Lapochkin (36) (Saint-Petersburg). Assistant referees: Alexey Lebedev (Saint-Petersburg), Rashid Abusuev (Saint-Petersburg), fourth official: Alexey Sukhoy (Lyubertsy). Match Inspector: Aleksandr Gvardis (Kaliningrad).
Live coverage by: «ТНВ-Татарстан»/TNV-Tatarstan (16.30) and «Наш футбол»/Nash Football (16.15). Non-live coverage by «Наш Футбол»/Nash Football at 00:05.
Now after Yuri Semin took the reigns again Lokomotiv are in their prime. Last season brought them the Russian Cup trophy and now they are aspiring to the League title being really close to qualifying to the Europa League knockout stage.
Loko are topping the table with 4 points above CSKA and 6 points above Zenit. At the same time CSKA have already played and won their MD 19 game today. Tomorrow, Lokomotiv obviously will be eager to make their topping more solid still but our boys are having ambitions to win as well.
The game played in August ended in a 1:1 draw
Regarding the first half of the season match between Rubin and Lokomotiv, we were quite good with Rifat Zhemaletdinov’s opening goal in the 62th minute despite playing with ten men only after Jonathas’ having been sent off but it was Solomon Kvirkvelia last minute equalizer which made the game end in a draw.
Head-to-head clash record:
Matches played: 35 (since 1992)
Won by Rubin: 11
Won by Lokomotiv: 10
Ball difference: 41-31 (FC Rubin)
Suspensions: Vladimir Granat (FC Rubin).