In the 4th game of the season, Loko go away against Rubin for the opening of Kazan' Arena, the first stadium that will host the 2018 World Cup.
Loko start with 6 novices respect the match against Rostov: In defence there isn't the disqualified Corluka and injured Yanbaev, they have been substituted by Pejcinovic and Shishkin. In the midfield Kuchuk chooses the couple Tarasov- Michalik, who is the replacement of Tigorev. On the left, instead, out Kasaev and in Maicon. Back the striker there is Aleksey Miranchuk and not Fernandes. As forward, N'Doye goes on the bench with Pavlyuchenko in the first XI.
Since the kick off, Loko delete the disadvantage on playing in a new stadium and immediately organize two chances, both with Pavlyuchenko, but 'SuperPav' isn't accurate.
Rubin prefer playing on counterattacks, but in this range 'Railroaders' are the best and at 26' they take the lead with a fantastic combination. Samedov on the right passed the ball to Mykhalyk, who perfectly launches Miranchuk: Aleksey stops the ball, dribbles Kverkveliya and beats easily Ryzhikov with a beautiful lob, scoring in this way the first historical goal at Kazan' Arena.
After this great goal, all the eyes are on the youth talent, but Vilkov seems jealous and decides to whistle a real controversial penalty. From the 11 metres, Karadeniz beats Guilherme.
The next chance is again for Loko, thanks again to Miranchuk, who finds Pavlyuchenko with a good pass. Roman turns around himself and kicks, but Ryzhikov is accurate and then Maicon is anticipated by Kuzmin.
During the last 10 minutes of first half, Rubin start creating some dangerous opportunities, especially with Mogilevets, who hits the crossbar.
The second half start with some Loko attacks. The first chance is for Samedov, who tries to score with a good free kick. Miranchuk then is again protagonist, but his kick isn't accurate for centimetres.
After this opportunities, the match becomes balanced with no great actions. 'Railroaders' contain Rubin until the end, only Karadeniz reaches to create something, in fact he hits another crossbar.
Loko answer with Kasaev, who after a good solo action tries a cross in in the area, but without results.
Vilkov whistles the finish of the game during a Loko attack, which in this way can't be terminated. Red-greens draw the match and, now, are 5th on the ranking with 8 points.
Rubin Kazan' - Lokomotiv 1:1 (1:1)
Goals: Al. Miranchuk, 26 (0:1). Karadeniz, 31 - penalty (1:1).
Rubin: Ryzhikov, Kuzmin, Nabiullin, Kverkveliya, Navas, Mogilevets, Ozdoev, Karadeniz, Georgiev, Portnyagin, Kanunnikov.
Lokomotiv: Guilherme, Pejcinovic, Mykhalyk, Durica, Denisov, Shishkin, Samedov, Tarasov, Al. Miranchuk (Tkachyov, 74), Maicon (Kasaev, 89), Pavlyuchenko (N'Doye, 52).
Yellow cards: Pavlyuchenko, 36. Denisov, 45. Georgiev, 65. Durica, 82.
Referee: Mikhail Vilkov (Nizhny Novgorod).
August 17th. Kazan'. Kazan' Arena Stadium.