Former player "Spartacus" Alexander Bubnov commented on Lokomotiv’s victory over Tula’s Arsenal in the match of the 13th round of the Russian Premier League. The meeting took place at the stadium "Russian Railways Arena" and ended in a home win with a score of 3: 1.
“The teams held two different halves. This is largely due to the tactical decision of Yuri Semin during the break. The coach transferred Hövedes from the flank to the center of defense, and Kryhovyak moved to the center, where he was very useful, created a lot of creativity. The game with such an arrangement of players came out for the hosts much more constructive, they created chances, implemented two standards.
On the second goal against Arsenal there are questions. From the side Kryhovyaka there was a push in the back in the penalty area, to the same corner, after the drawing of which Lokomotiv distinguished, was mistakenly appointed. However, Anton Miranchuk soon issued a double, proving that Semin's team, by the standards of the RPL, is now in order. In addition, the arbitrator was mistaken in favor of Arsenal. I did not appoint a penalty for a foul on Eder, I ignored the Grigalava ’wag,” the expert said.
According to Bubnov, “railroad” have a good chance of getting into the Champions League next season.
"Lokomotiv" picked up the course, goes in a good rhythm. Let's look at further developments. In the Champions League is already hard to count on something significant, even in third place, too much has been lost. But the situation in the Premier League managed to rectify. If it’s too early to talk about the chances of defending a title, then a lot depends on Zenit – the prospects for winning a place in the Champions League for the next season are quite good, ”said Bubnov.
Lokomotiv (24 points) is in 2nd place in the RPL standings, four points behind the leading Zenith. In this case, the Petrograd one match in stock. Arsenal (14) – in 10th place.
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