CSKA ended a run of seven matches without victories in the Premier League. In the Central meeting of the 25th round of the army team outplayed at home “Spartak” – 2:0. Photo: Michael Sinitsyn/RG
Before major Derby CSKA storm: just over a week ago head coach Viktor Goncharenko wrote a letter of resignation and left in Belarus. While the club and the specialist decide what to do next, in the match with “Dynamo” the chief was Sergey Ovchinnikov. “Red-blue”, though not scored three points (0:0), but showed quite decent football.
Just a few days before the confrontation with “Spartak” became known on the return of Goncharenko. It was interesting to observe how the team will react to all this hype. Judging by today’s meeting, the army drew the right conclusions. With confidence gained three points.
Opened the scoring CSKA in the 27th minute. The impact of Vlasica, of course, was good, but a little mistake made Alexander Maksimenko. In the second half, “Spartak” was added, it was better to keep the ball and attack. However, the ending of the match, the visitors failed. It all started with the removal of the Novel Zobnina, and ended with a goal of Vlasica in the stoppage time.
Probably, this defeat puts an end to the chances of Spartacus at qualifying for European competitions via the Premier League behind CSKA is now eight points. As for the “red-blue”, then they go to fifth position with 40 points. Ahead of the following teams: “Zenit” (24 games – 56 points), “Lokomotiv” (25 matches and 48 points), Rostov (24 games – 41 points) and Krasnodar (22 games – 41 points).