FC Rubin lost 1:0 to Lokomotiv in an away game within ROSGOSSTRAKH Russian Championship.
The first half was completely dominated by our guys but unfortunately these chances were not converted. Nevertheless, our performance in the first half really looked optimistic with fast Elmir Nabiullin and Moritz Bauer in their attacks as well as Sardar Azmoun and Maxim Kanunnikov fighting for each ball but our finishing was not accurate enough. In the first half Lokomotiv did not manage to create any chance so in the half time Yuri Semin made a double substitution.
Anyway at the beginning of the second half these substitutions did not change the scenario a lot with Rubin’s good ball possession and creating in the opposition half. Kanunnikov flicks on to Azmoun after Mijo Caktas’ smart pass, big chance intercepted by a late slide tackle from Solomon Kvirkvelia.
Little by little Loko made the game even and Rubin stayed with 10 men after a red card to Cesar Navas. Mijo Caktas' horizontal pass was not accurate enough and intercepted by Aleksandr Kolomeytsev. An immediate long ball on to Eder got him was almost one-on-one and our captain Cesar Navas had no other option than commit a foul getting a direct red card.
At the end of the match both teams fought hard with another chance for Jefferson Farfan in his goalscoring streak whose header put the ball in the net with no chance for Dzhanaev.
ROSGOSSTRAKH Russian Championship MD 19
Lokomotiv Moscow vs Rubin Kazan – 1:0 (0:0). December 2, 2017. Moscow. Lokomotiv Stadium. Attendance: 11 551. Referee: Sergey Lapochkin (Saint-Petersburg)
Goal scored by Farfan, 87
Rubin: Dzhanaev (keeper), Bauer, Kambolov, Navas (cap.), Kudryashov, Nabiullin (Zhemaletdinov 90+), M’Vila, Ozdoev, Caktas, Azmoun (Sorokin, 83), Kanunnikov.
Subs: Ryzhikov (keeper), Akmurzin (keeper), Sigurdsson, Burlak, Lestienne, Rochina, Karadeniz, Akhmetov.
Lokomotiv: Kochenkov (keeper), Vit. Denisov (Lysov, 46), Mykhalyk (Tarasov, 60), Kvirvelia, Pejcinovic, Kolomeytsev, Igor Denisov, Fernandes, Al. Miranchuk, An. Miranchuk (Eder, 46), Farfan.
Subs: Medvedev (keeper), Rotenberg, Margasov, Kasaev, Barinov, Natcho, Kulikov, Tugarev.
Players booked: Navas, 46; Tarasov, 89; Ozdoev, 90+
Player sent off: Navas, 80
Москва, РЖД Арена