Tuesday, August 27, 2013

2013-14 Matchweek 6 Recap: Rostov suffer first loss as Lokomotiv turn up the pressure

Hey everyone. It's six matchweeks in and Rostov has finally lost its first match of the season due to two red cards, while there were a couple of surprising results elsewhere.

Dynamo 1-1 Zenit
Dynamo controlled this match from almost start to finish, going ahead through a Balazs Dzsudzsak deflection in the 64th minute, yet were absolutely robbed by an Aleksandr Kerzhakov header with the absolute last touch of the match.

Tom 1-2 CSKA
Igor Portnyagin sent Tom ahead on the half hour mark, but CSKA battled back and dominated the game, taking goals from Seydou Doumbia and Ahmed Musa in the space of 9 minutes to put the visitors ahead and take the win to go top of the table.

Volga 1-0 Terek
Terek played better overall, controlling possession and taking charge of the game, but Volga's counterattacking game prevailed as Anton Putsila scored in the 75th minute to take the match for the hosts.

Anzhi 1-2 Krasnodar
Anzhi continued a dismal start to the season with a disappointing loss to Krasnodar. Krasnodar controlled the match and, despite conceding to Anzhi's Odil Ahmedov on the stroke of half time, managed to pull 2 back via Mauricio Pereyra and Wanderson to take the win.

Rubin 1-1 Krylia
In a surprisingly even match, veteran Gokdeniz Karadeniz scored the opener just 10 minutes in, before Ibrahim Tsallagov scored in first half stoppage time to equalise. Neither side were able to truly impose themselves on the match and the second half played out without note.

Kuban 3-2 Ural
football formationsBoth sides got a penalty and converted in what was a back and forth match that either team could have won. Ultimately it was Kuban, and Djibril Cisse in particular, that took the 3-2 victory, however it was not as convincing as it could have been.

Amkar 2-1 Spartak
Despite Spartak's more attacking game, it was Amkar who scored first on an excellent counter, while Pavel Yakovlev equalised just after half time. Martin Jakubko's winner should arguably have been denied due to Makhach Gadzhiev's foul on Sergei Parshivlyuk in the build up, however the referee saw nothing wrong with it and Amkar took the victory.

Lokomotiv 5-0 Rostov
Firstly, this scoreline doesn't reflect the true nature of this match. Rostov were actually playing quite well in the first half, and were unlucky to go into the interval trailing by a goal. However, they suffered the misfortune of two red cards (one to each starting fullback) and Lokomotiv took full advantage, as their crossing game led to three second half goals from open play.

2 - Lokomotiv
3 - Rostov
4 - Spartak
5 - Zenit
6 - Amkar
7 - Kuban
8 - Dynamo
9 - Krasnodar
10 - Rubin
11 - Volga
12 - Krylia
13 - Ural
14 - Terek
15 - Anzhi
16 - Tom

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