Lokomotiv arrived to the game against Arsenal with a run of 10 matches without a defeat. Furthermore, in the last six ones, 'Railroaders' didn't concede neither a goal.
The first half started with a lot of interesting combinations ad opportunities. Skuletic missed an opportunity against Mucha, while a few minutes later, always the Serbian striker hit the post.
After 22 minutes, Fernandes made a cross that arrived to Samedov: his header was saved by an incredible catch of Mucha.
Each Lokomotiv player was brave and tried risky assists or dribbling. In particular, Boussoufa was close to the goal with a beautiful shot.
At 37' the protagonist was Kasaev, who did a dangerous shot, which was warded off again by the Slovakian keeper.
These opportunities woke up Arsenal, that answered with Tesak, but his shot wasn't accurate.
During the break, Alenichev made the right changes and 'Gunners' entered on the pitch with another mood: Lokomotiv, instead, was the exactly contrary.
After 56 minutes, Sergey Kuznetsov made a beautiful kick, but Guilherme saved the team. Although, also Lyakh had a chance, the goal of 0:1 for Arsenal was scored by Zotov, who beat Guilherme with an easy tap-in.
Red-greens tried to react and at 75' Yanbaev scored. Unfortunately, the Russian left back was in offside.
During the last minutes, 'Railroaders' wanted to draw, but Arsenal defended very well. For example, Sukharev saved on the line a Pavlyuchenko shot: Lokomotiv lost and wasn't be able to score against a well-organized team.