In the first away game of the season, Lokomotiv flown to Tula, where an armed Arsenal waited us. In the red-green line-up return Vedran Corluka and Alexander Samedov, who substitute Nemanja Pejcinovic and Sergey Tkachyov. In the first XI there is also Roman Pavlyuchenko, who is preferred to Dame N'Doye.
The match starts with a good rhythm, but without dangerous opportunities. The first kick arrives at 14' thanks to Maloyan, but Guilherme demonstrates to be perfect and catch the ball. A few minutes later the Brazilian goalkeeper makes other good saves and confirms again his class. Arsenal are a good team, which aren't defensive and try to attack as soon as possible.
Loko try to answer 20 minutes before the finish of the first time: Renat Yanbaev crosses in the centre of area, Maicon, makes the bank for Pavlyuchenko, who quickly kicks the ball, but Filimonov saved it.
A few moments later, Samedov makes a good action with Manuel Fernandes, who in front of Filimonov makes a mistake.
'Railroaders' continue to attack and after 29 minutes there is another good chance: Vitaliy Denisov crosses for Tarasov, who isn't accurate.
Fernandes plays a good match and over and over again he helps his teammates on the pitch: in one of these cases, he passes an excellent ball for Samedov, who kick a ball over the crossbar.
In the second half, Arsenal players start to play roughly, making fouls and breaking a lip to Tarasov. Lokomotiv answer in the sport and thanks a cross of Yanbaev, Loko take the lead after a beautiful bicycle of Fernandes!
A few minutes later Maicon doesn't profit by a good chance: Samedov passes a good ball to the Brazilian, who doesn't reach to beat Filimonov. Soon Dame N'Doye enters on the pitch, but also the Senegalese forward miss an opportunity.
At the end of the match Lokomotiv find the 0-2: Guilherme throw a fantastic ball for the novice Baye Oumar Niasse, who substitute Fernandes and makes a good assist for N'Doye, who scores.
Lokomotiv makes in this way another clean sheet and win the first game of the season.
Arsenal - Lokomotiv 0-2 (0-0)
Goals: Fernandes, 53 (0-1). N'Doye, 83 (0-2).
Arsenal: Filimonov, Vasiljev, Osipov, Kaleshin (Smirnov, 78), Kašćelan, Ignatjev, Ryzhkov (Kuznetsov, 62), Lepskiy, Lyakh, Maloyan, Kutjin (Votinov, 58).
Lokomotiv: Guilherme, Yanbaev, Durica, Corluka, Denisov, Shishkin, Tarasov, Samedov, Fernandes (Niasse, 65), Maicon (Kasaev, 87), Pavlyuchenko (N'Doye, 58).
Yellow cards: Durica, 37. Kaleshin, 40. Corluka, 42. Lyakh, 57.
August 10th. Arsenal Stadium, Tula.