Lokomotiv defeated Krasnodar in the seventh round of the Russian Premier League and got to the second place in the table.
In the last week in the summer, the main match of the seventh round was taken at Lokomotiv Stadium. After the Zenit and Spartak's defeats, 'Railroaders' could have get to the second place in the table.
The match started with both teams that preferred to study each other. The first opportunity was for Lokomotiv after five minutes, while Krasnodar waited for the right counterattack. In fact, 11 mins later the kick off, Smolov run away on the wing and with a beautiful shot beat Guilherme - 0:1.
However, Lokomotiv did immediately answer. Seven minutes later, Niasse dribbled two defenders and, despite falling down, he scored the 1:1 thanks to an awful Dykan.
The first half was also characterized by many yellow cards. The home side had a few chances with Kasaev, Niasse and Samedov, but they weren't accurate.
In the second half, Lokomotiv tried attacking more and more offensive. As a consequence, Tarasov hit the post and Kasaev scored the 2:1.
The guests relied again on the counterattacks, but they weren't dangerous. Maicon could have scored many times the third goal, but in the end the game finished 2:1.
Lokomotiv won the first home match of the season!