Russian Premier League 2016/17

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  • Zzizou_10
    5148 posts Big Money Move
    Any thoughts on Bazelyuk? Is on loan in Estoril this season. Has been on loan in the 2nd Russian league last season
  • Sabo
    6818 posts Big Money Move
    Zzizou_10 wrote: »
    Any thoughts on Bazelyuk? Is on loan in Estoril this season. Has been on loan in the 2nd Russian league last season

    A move abroad will be good for his development I think. I can't see him breaking into the first team at CSKA any time soon, that's for sure. Did quite well on loan at SKA-Energiya last season which is a promising sign. Good to see some Russian players branching out a bit, the Russian league system seems to breed complacency in young players in particular.
  • Sabo
    6818 posts Big Money Move
    CL Third Qualifying Round:
    Rostov vs Anderlecht

    EL Third Qualifying Round:
    Spartak vs AEK Larnaca/Cliftonville
    FC Krasnodar vs Hearts/Birkirkara

    Not an ideal draw for Rostov but it was inevitable that they'd face a difficult opponent in this round and in the next should they progress. Wouldn't rule out them overcoming Anderlecht though with the job that Berdyev has done to get them this far.

    Should be a formality for Spartak and Krasnodar. Confident that Krasnodar will beat Hearts or Birkirkara but Spartak are so prone to embarrassing exits that I wouldn't rule anything out. St.Gallen a few seasons ago was a low point.
  • Sabo
    6818 posts Big Money Move
    Zenit won the Russian Supercup earlier through a goal from Mauricio. Lacina Traoré made his CSKA debut, probably a more interesting point than the overall result.
  • Sabo
    6818 posts Big Money Move
    1-1 at half time between Rostov and Anderlecht. A rather physical, scrappy affair so far.

    Rostov's goal scored by Saeid Ezatolahi
  • Sabo
    6818 posts Big Money Move
    edited July 2016
    Anderlecht now lead 2-1 after Youri Tielemans curled home from the edge of the area. A tidy finish but the defensive cover was rather late in coming, allowing him to get his shot away with relative ease.

    Perhaps as a response to that goal, Azmoun has been introduced in the place of Bukharov.

    2-2 now after Defour foolishly brought Gatcan down in the area and Poloz converted the resulting penalty. Lively start to the 2nd half.
  • stickey
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  • Sabo
    6818 posts Big Money Move
    Disappointing performance and result for Spartak. Had more than enough clear-cut chances to come away with the victory but scuppered all but one. Didn't cope well with the conditions in the opening stages and obviously this was their first competitive match of the season but that shouldn't excuse such an abject result against opposition of this kind.
  • Sabo
    6818 posts Big Money Move
    League action kicks off this afternoon with with Zenit vs Lokomotiv at 15:30 BST, a game in which both sides are likely to be somewhat depleted due to injuries and players thrashing out their departures.
  • Sabo
    6818 posts Big Money Move
    A single goal in all 3 games played yesterday but Emelyanov has opened the scoring for Ural within just 4 minutes this afternoon. Hopefully a sign of things to come.
  • Sabo
    6818 posts Big Money Move
    Rostov through to the playoff round without too much discomfort. Impressive work from Berdyev.
  • juniorcbr
    7744 posts League Winner
    Sabo wrote: »
    Rostov through to the playoff round without too much discomfort. Impressive work from Berdyev.

    Absolutely. Very impressive.
  • Sabo
    6818 posts Big Money Move
    Spartak are so embarrassing
  • Sabo
    6818 posts Big Money Move
    edited August 2016
    Alenichev is gone and Berdyev is soon to be appointed. Been an eventful Spartak week.
  • Ash
    21413 posts Club Captain
    Berdyev better not sell out
  • Sabo
    6818 posts Big Money Move
    edited August 2016
    Ash wrote: »
    Berdyev better not sell out

    His departure is all but confirmed and he could be appointed after Spartak's game this weekend

    Actually he's already confirmed it. Was talk that Alenichev would go and Berdyev come in over the summer but the former was given a chance. Berdyev's departure presumably down to the internal issues at Rostov and the draw of a big club in Spartak.
  • Ash
    21413 posts Club Captain
    Sabo wrote: »
    Ash wrote: »
    Berdyev better not sell out

    His departure is all but confirmed and he could be appointed after Spartak's game this weekend

    Actually he's already confirmed it. Was talk that Alenichev would go and Berdyev come in over the summer but the former was given a chance. Berdyev's departure presumably down to the internal issues at Rostov and the draw of a big club in Spartak.

    :blush:
  • Sabo
    6818 posts Big Money Move
    Ash wrote: »
    Sabo wrote: »
    Ash wrote: »
    Berdyev better not sell out

    His departure is all but confirmed and he could be appointed after Spartak's game this weekend

    Actually he's already confirmed it. Was talk that Alenichev would go and Berdyev come in over the summer but the former was given a chance. Berdyev's departure presumably down to the internal issues at Rostov and the draw of a big club in Spartak.

    :blush:

    It's all a bit of a mess. Berdyev is even with Rostov for their game tonight in a sort of tactical consultant role. With Cherchesov with Sbornaya and Pashinin installed at Loko, Berdyev is running out of options.

    Carrera hasn't done a bad job in his first couple of games tbf but it's obvious that he was intended as a stopgap for Berdyev. Interesting situation.
  • Ash
    21413 posts Club Captain
    Remarkable he stepped down before anything has even been sorted, Carrera on a permanent basis would be incredibly stupid. Regarding the season so far, the boys have started very well this could well be the year :blush:
  • Sabo
    6818 posts Big Money Move
    edited August 2016
    Good first half display from Rostov playing their typical counter-attacking game. Organised at the back and Dzhanaev has put in a great performance in goal. Ajax struggling to break through and then bailed out by a questionable penalty decision that led to the equaliser. Unfortunate for Rostov but it's still a decent position for them with the away goal secured.

    Should add that Bertrand Traoré looks a very impressive player for Ajax though.
  • Ash
    21413 posts Club Captain
    disgusting decision that
  • Sabo
    6818 posts Big Money Move
    Still furious about the penalty call but I have faith that Rostov will overcome UEFA's best efforts to get rid of Russian teams and progress in the end. In a decent position as is and should be able to finish off the job at home.
  • Bram
    9390 posts League Winner
    That rostov performance was shambolic and you deserve to go play the Intertoto league.
  • Sabo
    6818 posts Big Money Move
    Massimo's lads bossing it so far @Ash
  • Sabo
    6818 posts Big Money Move
    Rostov giving Ajax a right trouncing. This Ajax lot are quite frankly horrendous.
  • stickey
    14699 posts Has That Special Something
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    Not sure why they deleted it. Zenit's media team is hilarious. :D
  • dannyboy
    13021 posts Has That Special Something
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    ok @Sabo
  • Sabo
    6818 posts Big Money Move
    dannyboy wrote: »
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    ok @Sabo

    Absolute abomination
  • stickey
    14699 posts Has That Special Something
    Oh my, Dzagoev. Filthy.
  • stickey
    14699 posts Has That Special Something
    2-2!
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