Victory without a head coach. CSKA beat Wings of the Soviets without Viktor Goncharenko
On the last Sunday of November, CSKA hosted Wings of the Soviets. Even before the start of the meeting, it became known that Sergei Ovchinnikov would be the interim head coach of the Red-Blues. During the game, fans of the Moscow club made a performance in support of the disqualified Viktor Goncharenko. This inspired the players, and CSKA managed to win (1: 0).
The match took place on Mother’s Day. Even before the start of the astresia, a video was shown at the stadium, in which the mothers of CSKA football players took part. And on the field, the players of both teams appeared in T-shirts with the inscription “Mom”. The forward of the Moscow club Fedor Chalov received the most support from his mother. It was she who struck the first ball in this game.
Also, before the start of the meeting, CSKA captain Igor Akinfeev was awarded the Liga Fair Play prize. The prize is given for respect for the opponent, referees, match officials and fans.
The first dangerous moment in the game occurred already in the 6th minute. Radonich struck after Sobolev’s discount, but Akinfeev repulsed the threat. After that, the army team seized the advantage and already controlled the game. In general, the teams did not create chances, because there were a lot of mistakes in the passes – either Karpov would poison the ball at close range, then Oblyakov would make a mistake. Vlašić stood out from the entire attack brigade, but even he sometimes hit nothing.
Everything changed in the 21st minute, when CSKA fans showed a performance in support of the disqualified head coach Viktor Goncharenko. “I / WE are Viktor Goncharenko”, “Come on, let’s add”, “Divey, take a closer look”, “Ilsa, do not lose the support zone” and other words addressed to the players. By the way, from the very beginning of the match, the fans brought to the podium a cardboard statue of Viktor Goncharenko with a scarf on it. The footballers were inspired by such support and moved to the attack. Wings of the Soviets got on the bus, focusing on forward casts.
Dzagoev’s return to the VEB Arena and Vlasic’s miracle goal
Wings of the Soviets started the second half more actively. The players of the Samara club have created several dangerous moments. One of them was with the Russian championship scorer Alexander Sobolev. The forward shot from within the penalty area, but again Akinfeev was on the alert, who hit the ball with his feet.
Acting CSKA head coach Sergei Ovchinnikov, who did not sit on the bench during the game, like Miodrag Bozovic, decided to release Alan Dzagoev instead of Sigurdsson. The Russian midfielder played at the home arena of the Moscow club for the first time in a year. Actually, after that, the best scorer of the army team Nikola Vlašić scored a miracle goal. Horvath got the ball from Bistrovich and shot straight into the right corner.
Thus, CSKA scored 33 points and climbed to 3rd place in the standings of the Russian Premier League. Krylia Sovetov extended their streak without wins to 4 matches and with 18 points dropped to 12th position.
Premier League. 17th round
CSKA – WINGS OF THE SOVIETS – 1: 0 (0: 0).
Moscow. November 24.
Stadium: VEB Arena.
Judge: Vladislav Bezborodov (St. Petersburg).
CSKA: Akinfeev, Fernandez, Karpov, Diveev, Magnusson, Kuchaev (Akhmetov, 68), Bistrovich (Biyol, 81), Oblyakov, Vlasic, Sigurdsson (Dzagoev, 58), Chalov. Krylia Sovetov: Ryzhikov, Anyukov, Chernov, Burlak, Polyuyakhtov, Timofeev, Gatskan, Radonich, Gynsar (Terekhov, 78), Zinkovsky (Kabutov, 81), Sobolev (Golenkov, 84). Goal: 1: 0 – Vlašić (74). Warnings: Sobolev (48), Gatskan (57), Magnusson (65), Radonich (86), Terekhov (90).