Lokomotiv was defeated by Kuban' in the 14th round of the Russian Premier League.
In its third game in a week, Lokomotiv had some problems in the line-up. Pejcinovic, Mykhalyk, Tarasov and Kasaev stayed in Moscow, therefore the technical staff had to reinvent the starting XI.
Before the match, Roman Pavlyuchenko met his former teammates, remembering the old times he passed at Cherkizovo. However, he started on the bench and was subbed on only in the second half.
During the first half, Lokomotiv weren't able to play the football they wanted. Kuban', instead, started perfectly the match, scoring the 1:0 with the ex Ignatjev. In the minutes later, the home side hadn't got any sort of problem to bypass the Lokomotiv's defense and therefore they scored other 4 goals.
Although the heavy result, in the second half 'Railroaders' decided to make a reaction. Despite the many chances, only Niasse and Kolomeytsev reached to convert them in two goals.
In the final minutes, Kuban scored also the sixth goal of their magic night.
Lokomotiv kept the second place in the RPL's table because of the Zenit's draw against Mordoviya. In the next round, Loko will face the Saint Petersburg club.
On Thursday, instead, the Cherevchenko's team is waited by the Europa League game against Besiktas.