domenica 1 marzo 2015

Preview Lokomotiv - Rubin.

Локомотив Рубин
Локомотив // РУБИН
Tuesday, March 3rd 2015
(Lokomotiv Stadium, Moscow)
18.00 Lokomotiv Moscow - Rubin Kazan'
Referee: Vladislav Bezborodov (Saint Petersburg).
Assistants: Nikolay Golubev (Saint Petersburg) and Maksim Gavrilin (Vladimir).
Sub assistants: ? (?) and ? (?).
Inspector: Aleksey Spirin (Moscow).

Precedents
2004
Rubin - Lokomotiv 1-1: 42' Aloisi; 45' Sychyov. 
Lokomotiv - Rubin 1-0: 20' Izmaylov.
2012
Rubin - Lokomotiv 4-0: 31' Karadeniz, 49' Ryazantsev, 70' Karadeniz, 81' Davydov. 

Lokomotiv:
AbsentsBelyaev (injured).
In doubt: Yanbaev

Rankings:
Lokomotiv: 5 (in RPL).
Rubin: 7 (in RPL).

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

-Sportbox.ru. Commentators: Aleksander Netsenko.

Curiosities:
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Here we go: Lokomotiv will make his debut in 2015 against Rubin in Russian Cup. A match that is important for a lot of reasons. During the camps in Turkey and Spain, 'Railroaders' had some inconstant performance, despite the victory of Marbella Cup. Every player that was interviewed said that the team is ready to play the first game of the year. Bozovic confirmed that the win of Russian Cup is a priority both for him and society. In particular, the Montenegrin coach said: "Kubok Rossii is underrated in Russia. If you win a trophy, you'll make the season a success." 

However, Rubin has a strong squad and so the match will be tough. In this transfers window they kept all their best players and they have also signed an interesting defender (Cotugno), who comes from Uruguay. In the camps, although Bilyaletdinov had tried a great number of line-ups, he should confirm the XI that made a great first part of the season. Brazilian midfielder Carlos Eduardo and Kanunnikov are in doubt, so they could be replaced by Croatian forward Marko Livaja and Dyadyun.

Lokomotiv, on the other hand, had a bit more transfers. N'Doye flew to England, while Serbian striker Petar Skuletic arrived to Cherkizovo. Logashov and Tarasov, instead, returned from their injuries and could represent a good alternatives on the pitch. The only ballot is for the role of forward: Niasse is the favorite. 

The match will start at 20:00 (Moscow Time) to encourage fans to come to the Stadium. Let's hope in a good attendance and support of fans: the game will be certainly interesting. 

PROBABLE XI
Lokomotiv (4-1-4-1)
Abaev
Shishkin - Corluka - Durica - Denisov
Mykhalyk
Samedov - Boussoufa - Fernandes - Kasaev
Niasse
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Rubin (4-2-3-1)
Ryzhikov 
Kuzmin - Kverkvelia - Kambolov - Nabiullin 
Ozdoev - Georgiev 
Dyadyun - Livaja - Karadeniz
Portnyagin 

venerdì 27 febbraio 2015

Lokomotiv returned to Moscow.

La struttura di base di "locomotiva" restituisce a Mosca

Today 'Railroaders' returned in Moscow. The team will have a few days of rest and then will prepare the 1/4 of Russian Cup against Rubin

The tickets for this game and the ones v Arsenal Tula are available at Lokomotiv Stadium and in Lokomotiv's shop at station Peveletsky. 

The owners of Lokomotiv's card will have a sale of 30% on tickets for the match v Rubin. Season tickets are accepted. 

Whoever will buy a ticket for the Russian Cup match will have a sale of 50% on the Arsenal one. 

Prices are available: HERE.

Lokomotiv wait you at the Stadium! Come and support your team!

mercoledì 18 febbraio 2015

Miodrag Bozovic: "The third camp is the most intensive".

Miodrag Bozovic: terza collezione - la più intensa

Head Coach of Lokomotiv Miodrag Bozovic shared his feelings about the camp in Turkey and the meeting with striker Petar Skuletic. 

- Although the winter preparation has its own characteristics, I wouldn't say that our three camps are too much different, - said Miodrag. - There is a target: in each training, every day, we have to improve. The team is working for to reach the perfect condition and at the same time we're working on tactics. Maybe, the third camp is the most intensive. Here the technical staff require to play fastly. We are close to be ready for the restart of the season.

- You have warmly welcomed Petar Skuletic. And you also asked the team to help him...
- This is the same behavior for each new player. I told the guys to help Petar to settle down into the new team. This process doesn't depend only by the player, but also by his new habitat.

- Loko-TV will show the friendly match against Amkar. Tell us what do you expect from this game.
- It's good that fans are careful for the trend of camps. For us, this match will be such a training: the first 45 minutes will be played by a line-up, while the second half by another one. Our task is to play better than the other games, faster.

- Furthermore, Amkar is one of your former clubs...
- (laugh) This is not important. I say it again: I'm interested in how we'll play. About Amkar, I can say that as whatever former clubs, I feel a good nostalgia. 

martedì 17 febbraio 2015

Lokomotiv started the third training camp.

"Locomotiva" ha cominciato la terza collezione

Lokomotiv started yesterday in Belek, Turkey, the third training camp that will last until 28 February. 

The team arrived in the evening and had a training session.

All the players will be present in the camp except defenders Maksim Belyaev and Renat Yanbaev, that will continue recovering from their injuries in Moscow. As soon as the are ready, they will join the main group in Belek. Petar Skuletic, instead, arrives today.

In Turkey, Lokomotiv will play some friendly games. Opponents and dates will be announced later.

sabato 14 febbraio 2015

Petar Skuletic: "I didn't have any doubt."

Petar Shkuletich: "Non ho dubbi per un secondo"

Immediately after the signing for Lokomotiv, Petar Skuletic gave a little interview to the official site before the online-video conference with fans.

"At the begin of the season I hadn't planned to leave the team in winter. I continued scoring and I understood that in this way I would have attracted attention on me. The percentage of a deal grew up."

About Lokomotiv's offer: 
"I didn't have any doubt. As soon as I received the offer, I understood that this is what I need. I'm really happy to be here."

About Ivanovic and Pejcinovic: 
"Of course I know them! However, I didn't judge the team from them. Lokomotiv is a famous club not only in Russia. In Serbia we perfectly know that Loko is a top club. For instance, give a look to the performances of  Ivanovic, Pejcinovic, Basa or Corluka. Although I've got a good relationship with Nemanja, I didn't consult him before signing the contract because I didn't have any doubt."

About adaptation: 
"Russia and Serbia are brother countries, so there won't be problems. Each professional player must be ready for a surprise, if he joins a foreign country. However, this isn't my case. The Head Coach and some players come from former Yugoslavia, so they will help me. By tomorrow, I'm going to learn Russian, even if I already understand a lot of words."

About goals: 
"I can't say anything, but I only want to work and to demonstrate my maximum value. I joined Partizan last winter and I said that I wanted to score 10 goals before the finish of the season. I scored only 7 goals. Before this season I didn't promise nothing and I scored 21 goals in 27 games, so I have sworn not to make futile promises."

About nickname: 
"In Serbia I was called in various ways - Skulev, Skunte, Skuntelaar. However, this is not important unless fans like it."

About competition: 
"I understand that there is a big competition in a top club. I know Roman Pavlyuchenko, he's s strong player with a glorious career. I also understand that Dame N'Doye scored a lot of goals and he was appreciated, so there is a great responsibility on me after his departure. However, felicity comes in training and in playing with real strong players. Competition and a strong line-up are very good."


The online-video conference with fans lasted more than 30 minutes, in which Petar answered to a lot of interesting questions. Here you can watch it:

Furthermore, a long interview with Petar could be read in the next number of "Our Loko" for the game of Russian Cup against Rubin Kazan' on March 3rd 2015.

venerdì 13 febbraio 2015

Petar Škuletić signs for Lokomotiv.

Petar Shkuletich - nel "Locomotive"

Lokomotiv have found an agreement with Serbian club Partizan Belgrade for the transfer of striker Petar Skuletic. The 24 years old forward has signed a long-term contract. Petar will play with number 25 shirt. 

Lokomotiv's sports director Kirill Kotov has commented the signing of Skuletic:

"After the departure of Dame N'Doye, we needed a classic forward, a player that could complete the attack. Petar Skuletic, the current goal scorer in the Serbian SuperLiga, is that kind of player. Skuletic is good in fights, has a good shot with both legs and has also a good velocity. We are sure that Petar will completely fit into the team before the upturn of the season and Lokomotiv's attack will improve."

Player's Bio: HERE.

mercoledì 11 febbraio 2015

Lokomotiv won the 2015 Marbella Cup.

Coppa è nostra!

Thanks to the yesterday's victory over Swedish Elfsborg, Lokomotiv won the 2015 Marbella Cup. Goals were scored by midfielder Dmitrij Barinov and striker Roman Pavlyuchenko. After the win, Pavlyuchenko and Aleksander Sheshukov were given the trophy: the first for Bozovic as Lokomotiv coach.

lunedì 9 febbraio 2015

Guilherme and Logashov - in the main group.

Guilherme e Logashov - nel gruppo totale

The Lokomotiv's camp in Spain continues. In the today's training, both goalkeeper Guilherme and defender Arsenij Logashov trained in the main group. 

Their comebacks were afforded by a hard work with the physical coach. 

Guilherme returned from the injury suffered in Turkey, while Logashov was out since August.