sabato 25 aprile 2015

Miodrag Bozovic: "The match against Krasnodar was played equally".

Bozovic: Giocare in Krasnodar è stato pari

Miodrag Bozovic in the post-game press-conference spoke about the game against Krasnodar (1:0), resuming it.

- The match was played equally. Big chances weren't created by both teams. In the second half we played better, but we weren't lucky.

- Why didn't Pavlyuchenko play?
- He got injured in the game against Ufa. If Roman plays vs Gazovik, it's still unknown.

Krasnodar - Lokomotiv 1:0.

"Locomotiva" perso in Krasnodar

By this match, Lokomotiv fans waited a lot of changes - firstly in the character of the team and in the play. Everyone understood that Krasnodar is aspiring for the Champions League and so they're could be a very though opponent. As a consequence, technical staff made some substitutions in the starting line up. 

The match started actively: both teams tried combining. However, Lokomotiv had immediately a problem. Sheshukov got injured and was forced to leave the pitch. A few later, Samedov conceded a penalty, so Krasnodar took the lead with Pereyra - 1:0. Guilherme didn't guess the right corner. 

Furthermore, in the second half 'Railroaders' were again in trouble: also Mykhalyk left the pitch due an injury. At the same time, Lokomotiv created also more chances (with Denisov for example) compared to the game against Ufa, but Dykan was always careful. 

In the next ten minutes, Bozovic put also Skuletic instead of Niasse. However, Petar didn't have time to be decisive. 

Before the final whistle, Lokomotiv lost also Corluka, who was hit by Laborde and left the pitch thanks to the medical staff. 

The result didn't change, so Lokomotiv was defeated 1:0.

Russian Premier League. Week 25 
"Krasnodar" - "Lokomotiv" - 1:0 (1 0)
Goal: Pereyra, 37 (pen.)
"Krasnodar": Dykan, Kaleshin, Granqvist, Sigurdsson, Petrov, Akhmedov, Shirokov, Pereyra (Wanderson, 70), Izmaylov, Mamaev (Laborde, 75), Ari (Bystrov, 90). 
"Lokomotiv": Guilherme, Corluka, Pejčinović, Denisov, Logashov, Mykhalyk (Fernandes, 63), Sheshukov (Shishkin, 24), Kasaev, Samedov, Al. Miranchuk, Niasse (Skuletic, 80).
Yellow card: Mykhalyk, 16. Samedov, 38. Shishkin, 79. Laborde, 90. Pejčinović, 90.
Referee: Sergey Lapochkin (Saint Petersburg).
April 25. Krasnodar. Kuban' Stadium. 

venerdì 24 aprile 2015

Preview Krasnodar - Lokomotiv.

Краснодар Локомотив
Краснодар // Локомотив
Saturday, April 25th 2015
(Kuban' Stadium, Krasnodar)
18.00 FK Krasnodar - Lokomotiv Moscow 
Referee: Sergey Lapochkin (Saint Petersburg).
Assistants: Pavel Kulalaev (Volzhsky) and Aleksander Kudryatsev (Saint Petersburg).
Sub assistants: ? (?) and ? (?).
Delegate: Radik Akhmadullin (Kazan').
Inspector: Sergey Roschin (Kislovodsk).

Krasnodar - Lokomotiv 1-4: 83' Shipitsin; 7' Shishkin, 44' Ibricic (rig.); 50' Ignatjev, 75' Sychyov.
Lokomotiv - Krasnodar 1-0: 34' Glushakov. 
Krasnodar - Lokomotiv 3-1: 19' Caicedo; 46' Pavlyuchenko (own goal), 58' Joazinho (rig.), 80' Movsisyan.
Lokomotiv - Krasnodar 3-2: 3' N'Doye, 20' N'Doye, 50' Obinna; 9' Shipitsin, 48' Wanderson.
Lokomotiv - Krasnodar 3-1: 41' V. Denisov, 59' Joazinho (rig.), 83' N'Doye, 88' Durica.
Krasnodar - Lokomotiv 1-3: 6' Al. Miranchuk, 45' Joazinho, 90'+2 Samedov, 90'+5 Samedov.
Lokomotiv - Krasnodar 0-0

AbsentsDurica (injured), Tarasov (disqualified).
In doubt: //.

FK Krasnodar: 2.
Lokomotiv: 7.

Streaming (available half an hour before the start of the match):

-NTV Nash Futbol. Commentators: Georgy Cherdantsev.


The atmosphere at Cherkizovo is really stretched. Lokomotiv has fallen in a deep crisis and it seems that nothing can be done to save this situation. At the same time, tomorrow 'Railroaders' will face the most in form team of RPL: Krasnodar. They haven't lost neither a game in 2015 (5 victories and 3 draws), underlining the success of Galitskiy's project. 

In this moment, Krasnodar is probably the worst team to play against for Loko. The arrival of Shirokov has brought a lot of quality, while Mamaev has been playing an amazing second part of the season as Pereyra and Kaleshin. In particular, the last one scored also two rounds ago the goal of 2:3 in the derby against Kuban'. However, Kononov can't rely on Joazinho, who got injured against Ural and will return only for the RPL 2015/16. This is a big loss that strengthened the Belorussian coach to use Petrov as a left back due also the absence of Polish defender Jędrzejczyk. For tomorrow's match, 'Biky' have only a doubt: Izmaylov or Wanderson? In our opinion, former Lokomotiv midfielder should start to guarantee better skills in the center of the pitch. 

On the other side, Bozovic has recovered two key players such as Abaev and Pejcinovic: both trained with the main group during last days, however they shouldn't start from the first minutes. Furthermore, Mykhalyk will return from the disqualification and probably will be in the starting line-up. The Montenegrin should confirm the usual XI, with Sheshukov that should advance to the midfield to replace Tarasov, who got a red card in the last minutes of the game against Ufa. 

Searching a bit of support to get over this though situation, captain Guilherme made also an appeal for fans: "Guys, I'd like to speak about this. The team is unhappy like you. We understand it. After the game against Ufa we had a seat and spoke one to another. During this conversation, there were emotions that I think will help us in the next matches. We know as players what to do on the pitch. However, in the last game... we weren't lucky and something didn't work. I want that fans know this: we'll do everything is possible on the pitch to return winning."

Will it be enough?
FK Krasnodar (4-1-4-1)
Kaleshin - Granqvist Sigurdsson - Petrov
Izmaylov - Pereyra - Shirokov - Mamaev
Lokomotiv (4-1-4-1)

Shishkin -  Corluka - Sheshukov - Denisov
Samedov - Fernandes - Boussoufa - Kasaev

sabato 18 aprile 2015

Miodrag Bozovic: "We played very bad".

Божович: Мы сыграли очень плохо

Miodrag Bozovic in the post-game press-conference spoke about the game against Ufa (1:0).

- "It's difficult to say something. We played very bad. As a coach, I must take the responsibility. In defeats the fault couldn't be of others. The game was slow. Our team approached well the match, but something went wrong. Surely, it was I," - said Bozovic in the post-game press-conference.

Ufa - Lokomotiv 1:0.

Поражение в Перми

In the last away match of Lokomotiv, characters were the silence and empty stands. As a consequence, a game played in a neutral stadium doesn't give neither a joy. However, the Lokomotiv fans sector was crowd and was ready to watch the appointment. 

In the starting line-up, 'Railroaders' had only one surprise: as striker, there was Niasse who in the last days celebrated his birthday. The defense, instead, was formed by Corluka and Sheshukov

Visitors started immediately attacking. Kasaev, on the left, dribbled three Ufa defenders and kicked. However, his shot wasn't accurate. Five minutes later, Boussoufa's launch to Niasse overcame a wrong exit of Yurchenko, but the Senegalese striker wasn't able to score. 

After 20 mins, Ufa created a dangerous opportunity to Guilherme: Galiulin made a shot that however didn't surprise the Brazilian goalkeeper. 

Lokomotiv took the initiative at the end of the first half, but Ufa answered well defending and with tricky counterattacks. 

The second half started badly for 'Red-greens': Shishkin and Tarasov missed a ball, whose was recovered by Paurevic who made a wonderful shot that beat Guilherme. As a consequence, Ufa had scored for the first time after 428 minutes.

Lokomotiv wanted immediately to drew the score. First Samedov hit the post and then the bar, with Yurchenko that would have beaten in both the opportunities. 

At the end of the game, both teams tried acting on long throwing. Ufa well defended the 1:0, while Lokomotiv finished the match also in 10 due the red card that was given to Tarasov. Furthermore, Ufa had also some chances to score the 2:0, but the bar and Kasaev saved 'Railroaders'. 

Ufa has won the first home game of the season despite being in another city. Lokomotiv suffered the second defeat in a row.

Russian Premier League. Week 24.
"Ufa" - "Lokomotiv" - 1:0 (0:0) 
Goals: Paurevic, 50 (1:0).
"Ufa": Yurchenko, Safronidi, Tumasyan, Alikin, Stotskiy, Zaseev, Semakin, Paurevic, Frimpong (Shevchenko, 78), Marcinho (Handzic, 46), Galiulin (Verkhovtsov, 81).
"Lokomotiv:" Guilherme, Corluka, Sheshukov, Denisov, Shishkin, Tarasov, Fernandes (Al Miranchuk, 70), Kasaev, Samedov (Skuletic, 82), Boussoufa (Pavlyuchenko, 62), Niasse.
Yellow cards: Tarasov, 28. Stotskiy, 35. Alikin, 79. Safronidi, 93.
Red card: Tarasov, 92.
Referee: Igor Nizovtsev (Nizhny Novgorod).
April 18. Perm. Zvezda Stadium.

venerdì 17 aprile 2015

Preview Ufa - Lokomotiv.

Уфа Локомотив
УФА // Локомотив
Saturday, April 18th 2015
(Zvezda Stadium, Perm')
12.00 FK Ufa - Lokomotiv Moscow
Referee: Igor' Nizovtsev (Nizhny Novgorod).
Assistants: Vyacheslav Semenov (Gatchina) and Andrey Veretyoshkin (Saint Petersburg).
Sub assistants: ? (?) and ? (?).
Delegate: Vyacheslav Melnikov (Saint Petersburg).
Inspector: Aleksey Rumyantsev (Saint Petersburg).

Lokomotiv - Ufa 0-0

AbsentsAbaev (injured), Durica (injured), Pejcinovic (injured), Mykhalyk (disqualified). 
In doubt: //.

Ufa: 15.
Lokomotiv: 6.

Streaming (available half an hour before the start of the match):

-NTV Nash Futbol. Commentators: Roman Naguchev.


The defeat against Ural was very disappointing for Lokomotiv fans, that now are waited by the second away match in a row against Ufa. The game will be taken in Perm' because Dinamo Stadium is too small to host these kind of games, while Neftyanik has been in rebuilding. 

Regarding the match at Geolog Stadium in Tyumen, there's nothing to save from 'Railroaders' performance. Furthermore, Mykhalyk had not only scored an own goal, but was also booked for the fourth time in this season and so will miss the tomorrow's game. To replace the Ukrainian defender, Bozovic has a lot of options. However, the Montenegrin coach should confirm Sheshukov, who will return after the red card suffered against Dinamo. Belyaev, instead, should start again on the bench. The rest of the starting line-up should be similar to the Tyumen one's, without any sort of change despite the bad moment in Cherkizovo. 

At the same time, Ufa isn't in a good mood. They haven't won neither a home match so far and in 2015 they were defeated in five of six games. The only point was gained at Zvezda Stadium against Amkar. Kolyvanov made a miracle in 2014, but now the team is in a tough crisis. They fell until the relegation zone and so they need at least a point against Lokomotiv. As Sheshukov, central Croatian midfielder Paurevic will return from the suspension. Right back Tishkin, instead, was sent to reserves due an argument with Kolyvanov and should leave Ufa at the end of the season. Their best player is Marcinho, who demonstrated his value also in the first leg in Cherkizovo on November. However, a great attention must be given to Zinchenko (1996), a very talented forward who was bought from Shakhtar in the last transfers window. He has played more and more minutes during the last matches and we're quite sure that he'll play tomorrow. 

Ufa (4-2-3-1)
Stotskiy - Tumasyan - Alikin - Sukhov 
Zaseev - Paurevic
Marcinho - Frimpong - Galiulin
Lokomotiv (4-1-4-1)
Shishkin - Corluka - Sheshukov - Denisov
Samedov - Boussoufa - Fernandes - Kasaev

lunedì 13 aprile 2015

Miodrag Bozovic: "Ural deserved to win".

Bozovic: "Ural" ha vinto meritatamente

Miodrag Bozovic in the post-game press-conference spoke about the game against Ural (2:0), resuming the match.

- "Unfortunately, we didn't start the match very well and we suffered a goal after 8 minutes. The first 15-20 mins were bad. However, we had two chances. We could have drawn, but we weren't able to do it. In the second half, Ural scored again and had a lot of opportunities to score also the third one. I think that they deserved ton win," - said Bozovic in the post-game press-conference.

Ural - Lokomotiv 2:0.

Sconfitta in Tyumen

Geolog Stadium made his debut in RPL and so Tyumen has watched Russian top league for the first time. In Ekaterinburg, in fact, it wasn't to possible to play. Therefore, the main part of spectators were neutral or simply visitors. 

Lokomotiv had a long list of absents: Abaev, Pejcinovic and Durica. Furthermore, Sheshukov stayed in Moscow due a small injury. 

The game started with an unpleasant misunderstanding: Taras Mykhalyk, tackling a pass in the area, anticipated Guilherme and scored an own goal - 1:0. 

Lokomotiv immediately tried answering and recovering the score. A few minutes later, in fact, Alan Kasaev missed a big chance one-vs-one against Zabolotnyi

After 25 mins, Manucharyan wanted to mimic Robben and with a power left shot was close to the bar. 

The answer arrived with Vitaliy Denisov, but the Uzbekistan defender hit the post. 

At the end of the first time, Ural could have doubled the score, but Guilherme made a fantastic save on Khozin

The second half started with a dangerous opportunity of Ural: Smolov made a good pass for Podberyozkin, whose shot hit the post. 

15 minutes later, Bozovic made a double change: Skuletic and Boussoufa were replaced by Pavlyuchenko and Aleksey Miranchuk. However, immediately later, Ural scored the second goal. Sapeta recovered a ball missed by Fernandes and made a great assist for Smolov, who beat Guilherme - 2:0. 

Lokomotiv tried to reopen the match, while Smolov and Podberyozkin could have scored also the third goal, but Corluka and Guilherme saved 'Railroaders'. 

Until the end, Loko wanted to score at least a goal, but Ural defended very well and gained three important points for the relegation zone. 

Russian Premier League. Week 23

"Ural" - "Lokomotiv" - 2:0 (0:0) 
Goals: Mykhalyk, 7 (own goal) (1:0). Smolov, 60 (2:0).
"Lokomotiv": Guilherme, Corluka, Mykhalyk, Denisov, Shishkin, Tarasov, Fernandes, Kasaev (Maicon, 78), Samedov, Boussoufa (Al Miranchuk, 57), Skuletic (Pavlyuchenko, 56). 
"Ural": Zabolotnyi, Belozeryov, Khozin, Markov, Fontanello, Sapeta, Erokhin (Acevedo, 75), Podberyozkin (Dantsev, 84), Emelyanov, Smolov, Manucharyan (Yaroshenko, 90).
Yellow cards: Mykhalyk, 47. Sapeta, 81. Maicon, 82. Belozeryov, 88.
Referee: Vladimir Moskalyov (Voronezh).
April 13. Tyumen. Geolog Stadium.