Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Lokomotiv is looking for an offensive player. Mbengue is on the list.

Before the end of the transfers window, Lokomotiv is expected to sign an offensive player. In fact, the leadership's priority is to reinforce the attack before the 31st August.

In particular, according to, 'Railroaders' are interested in Terek's Senegalese striker Ablaye Mbengue. The 23 years old has scored so far 4 goals in 7 matches for the Groznij's club. 

Furthermore, if Boussoufa leaves Cherkizovo, the leadership will also consider to sign an attacking midfielder in order to fight for the highest tasks. 

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Igor Cherevchenko: "Lokomotiv doesn't like to lose".

Igor Cherevchenko "Locomotiva" non piace perdere

Igor Cherevchenko in the post-game press-conference spoke about the game against Anzhi (1:3), resuming it. 

"It was a difficult match divided in two parts. During the break, we changed something in order to win. I asked the guys to kick towards the goal. Our team doesn't like to lose. Our task is to win each game, especially at the start of the league because in spring we mustn't count when we lost points".

Anzhi - Lokomotiv 1:3.

La seconda vittoria di fila

The game between Anzhi and Lokomotiv seemed a meeting between two old friends. Before the start of the match, many 'Railroaders' spoke with Yurij Syomin, while Hugo Almeida warm welcomed Manuel Fernandes  (they played together in Besiktas). Furthermore, even Arsenij Logashov and Mbark Boussoufa left friends in Makhachkala as Eschenko in Loko. 

However, everything changed after the kick off. The game started immediately on high levels and each action was a dangerous opportunity. 

Anzhi took the lead thanks to Haruna, who took advantage from a Lokomotiv's mistake in the midfield. 'Railroaders' answered a few minutes later with Skuletic, whose header on Samedov's assist beat Pomazan. Then, Aleksey Miranchuk could have scored the 1:2, but the Anzhi's goalkeeper was careful. 

In the second half, both team tried to win the match. Ebecilio had a good chance, but he didn't beat Guilherme in a 1-on-1. The match changed when Maicon replaced Skuletic. First the Brazilian striker scored the 1:2 with a great header on a Shishkin's assist. Then, he made an assist for Kasaev, whose shot closed the game - 1-3.

Lokomotiv won the second match in a row as CSKA and Zenit. 

Russian Premier League. Second round
"Anzhi" - "Lokomotiv" - 1:3 (1:1) 
Goals: Haruna, 15 (1:0). Skuletic, 17 (1:1). Maicon, 77 (1:2). Kasaev, 82 (1:3)
"Anzhi": Pomazan, Gadzhibekov, Zhirov, Eshchenko, Moutari (Hugo Almeida, 84), Maksimov (Abdulavov, 63), Ebecilio, Boli, Lazic (Zotov, 25), Haruna, Maevski 
"Lokomotiv": Guilherme, Shishkin, Corluka , Pejčinović, Denisov, Mykhalyk (N'Dinga, 85), Kolomeytsev, Samedov (Yanbaev, 90), Al Miranchuk, Kasaev, Skuletic (Maicon, 66)
Yellow cards: Maksimov, 47. Al Miranchuk, 86. 
Referee: Sergey Ivanov (Rostov-on-Don) 
27 July. Kaspiysk. Anzhi Arena

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Preview Anzhi Makhachkala - Lokomotiv.

Анжи Локомотив 
Анжи // Локомотив

Monday, July 27th 2015
(Anzhi Arena, Makhachkala)
19.00 Anzhi Makhachkala - Lokomotiv Moscow
Referee: Sergey Ivanov (Rostov-on-Don).
Assistants: Dmitrij Bereznev (Rostov-on-Don) and Roman Usachyov (Rostov-on-Don).
Sub assistants: ? (?) and ? (?).
Delegate: Radik Akhmadullin (Kazan').
Inspector: Igor' Siner (Omsk).

Lokomotiv - Anzhi 1-0: 13' Terekhin. 
Anzhi - Lokomotiv 1-0: 70' Randjelovic (pen.).
Anzhi - Lokomotiv 1-0: 70' Randjelovic.
Lokomotiv - 
Anzhi 4-0: 57' Loskov, 69' Loskov, 84' James Obiorah, 88' James Obiora. 
Anzhi - Lokomotiv 0-0
Lokomotiv - 
Anzhi 0-0
Lokomotiv - Anzhi 2-1: 17' Dujmovic, 68' Aliev; 90' Tagirbekov. 
Anzhi - Lokomotiv 0-1: 89' Sychev.
Lokomotiv - Anzhi 1-2: 90'+1 Sychev (pen.); 48' Tagirbekov, 78' Boussoufa.
Anzhi - Lokomotiv 0-1: 5' Caicedo.
Lokomotiv - Anzhi 1-0: 73' Glushakov. 
Anzhi - Lokomotiv 3-1: 25' Burlak (own goal), 64' Eto'o, 90'+1 Eto'o; 31' Glushakov.
Lokomotiv - Anzhi 1-1: 84' N'Doye; 73' Mehdi Carcela-Gonzalez. 
Anzhi - Lokomotiv 2-1: 40' Corluka (own goal), 74' Eto'o; 34' Samedov.
Anzhi - Lokomotiv 2-2: 62' N'Doye, 72' Eto'o, 80 Traore, 89' Pavlyuchenko.
Lokomotiv - Anzhi 0-0

AbsentsAbaev (injured), Durica (injured), Sheshukov (injured), Tarasov (disqualified), Niasse (disqualified).
In doubt: Samedov (injured), Boussoufa. 

Anzhi: //.
Lokomotiv: //.

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

-NTV Nash Futbol. Commentators: Roman Naguchev. 


For the second away match in a row, Lokomotiv flew to Makhachkala to face Anzhi

The Daghestan's team is coached by the legendary Yurij Syomin, who spent the last season at Mordoviya Saransk. Together with Kerimov, Syomin will try to make Anzhi a superpower without the football stars and the gigantic wages. However, in the first RPL's week, Anzhi was defeated at Anzhi Arena by Krylja. The 'Eagles' weren't able to take advantage of the many chances they created. As a consequence, the Franck Vercauteren's team got the three points thanks to a goal of former Lokomotiv's midfielder Georgij Gabulov. 

In the recent transfers window, Anzhi has signed many interesting players. First of all, they reinforced the defense with three interesting talents: Lazic from Crvena Zvezda, Zhirov from Volgar Astrakhan and Tigiev from Torpedo Moscow. All of them have got a bright future ahead. At the same time, Syomin also wanted to improve the quality in the midfield. As a consequence, he loaned Haruna from Dynamo Kiev and signed the underrated Belorussian Maevski. Furthermore, he brought back Mkrtchyan to Makhachkala. However, the Armenian midfielder won't take part in the tomorrow's match. In the end, Ebecilio and Hugo Almeida should complete the attack with Boli. 

Lokomotiv, instead, got the three points in the first game of 2015/16 season in Saransk. Although 'Railroaders' didn't play so good, a casual goal from Skuletic let Cherevchenko to dream about the future. However, the match at Anzhi Arena will be very difficult. Anzhi is a strong side and the Stadium will support until the end the 'Eagles', creating a hot atmosphere.

The Tajik coach can't rely again to Tarasov, who is still disqualified and will return against Dinamo. Moreover, Boussoufa should miss the game as his transfer to Anderlecht could be confirmed in the next hours. Samedov is recovering from an injury and his presence should be in doubt. During the match, we can guess N'Dinga to make his debut for Loko. In fact, he recently said: "I'm making each effort to be in the starting line-up of the next match".

The Anzhi Arena should be sold out. Let's hope in a great game and in a good result for 'Railroaders'. 

Anzhi (4-2-3-1)
Gadzhibekov Lazic - Zhirov Eschenko 
Haruna - Maevski 
Moutari - Maksimov - Leonardo
Lokomotiv (4-2-3-1)
Shishkin -  Corluka - Pejcinovic - Denisov 
Mykhalyk - Kolomeytsev
Grigorjev - Al Miranchuk - Kasaev

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Delvin N'Dinga: "The adaptation is going well. I want to learn Russian."

Ndinga: Adattamento in "Loco" sta andando bene

Current Lokomotiv's midfielder Delvin N'Dinga shared his feelings about Russian Premier League and the training with the new team. 

"The adaptation is going well. Step by step, I'm starting to know my teammates. I hope we'll be able to evolve a friendship. I've been training in the team for two weeks and I've already realized how Lokomotiv's training is intense. 

I want to learn Russian. I've already decided how to handle my spare time and to visit the city. Nothing can stop me working. 

Regarding the Russian Premier League, I judge it by the game against Mordoviya. Although the field's quality, I can say the team played a good football. Of course, RPL is a better league than the Greek one.

I'm a newcomer, so I must be more focused than my teammates. The Head Coach told me which role in the pitch I have and also recalled many shadows. I'm making each effort to be in the starting line-up of the next match" - said N'Dinga to Lokomotiv's official site.

Friday, 24 July 2015

Lokomotiv is interested in the Brazilian midfielder Ronny.

According to German journal "Kicker", Lokomotiv is interested in the Brazilian midfielder Ronny

'Railroaders' should have already consulted the player's agent Dino Lamberti. Ronny has been playing in Hertha Berlin for five seasons. 

In the next days, the transfer could step forward. 

Lassana Diarra is on the verge to join Marseille.

French midfielder Lassana Diarra is set to join French side Marseille in the next hours. According to L'Equipe, the 30 years old should sign a four-year contract.

We remember that Diarra hasn't played an official match since May 15th 2014 against CSKA. Then, he had a contentious with 'Railroaders' that let him to break his contract with the Moscow club. 

At the first time, FIFA banned the player to sign for a French, German, Italian or English club. Now, instead, Diarra is free to choose his future home. 

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Yan Tigorev signs for Dinamo Minsk.

Belorussian midfielder Yan Tigorev has official signed a one-year contract with Dinamo Minsk.

The 31 years old was a free agent, while the deal was confirmed yesterday on the Dinamo's official site. He will play with number 28 shirt. 

"I couldn't wait for a serious job. I was well-welcomed by the new teammates and I've got only good remembers of the club. I'm very happy to be returned at home. I've always missed Minsk during my time abroad" - said Tigorev

Tigorev played only six matches for Lokomotiv last season. He wore Dinamo's shirt from 2002 to 2006.