The encounter of the Mir Russian Premier League thirteenth round that was held at VTB Arena ended in a 3:2 win for the hosts.
Slavisa Jokanovic was forced to rebuild the defensive line because of Saba Sazonov and Dmitry Skopintsev's disqualifications. As a result, Roberto Fernandez formed a centre-back tandem with Nicholas Marichal, while Sergey Parshivlyuk moved to the left wing. Aleksandr Kutitsky filled the spot of the defensive midfielder that had stayed vacant after Luka Gagnidze and Mathias Normann being injured.
The hosts rushed to the attack from the first minutes. The Bosnian Renato Gojkovic neutralised the threat twice near the Orenburg goal. The visitors responded with a dangerous corner kick, when Mikhail Sivakow hit the crossbar and Gojkovic fired wide with the header.
The White-Blues opened the score on the 11th minute. After nice dribbling Nicolas Ngamaleu sent the ball to Zakharyan. The talented youngster continued the attack with a low cross. Fedor Smolov assisted on Parshivlyuk who registered his debut goal in Dynamo jersey.
In their turn, the Orenburg side seized the initiative and started creating goaling chances. Firstly, Brian Mansilla ran down the goal line passing to Vladimir Sychevoy. Then, the Argentinian attacker executed an impressive bicycle kick that was denied by Dynamo goalkeeper.
On the 25th minute the visitors managed to equalise. After the free-kick Gojkovic won the aerial duel heading towards Sychevoy who was able to beat Shunin. The start of the second half brought cold shower to Slavisa Jokanovic's men. Roberto Fernandez was close to score an own goal. Few seconds later, Mansilla crossed to Sychevoy who put Orenburg ahead making a brace.
The Serbian coach tried to find a key to break the visitors' resistance. Three substitutions (Denis Makarov, Yaroslav Gladyshev and Vyacheslav Grulev) were well enough for the U-turn making.
Grulev scored an equaliser ten minutes later. In this attack Marichal, Gladyshev and Zakharyan also took part – 2:2. Neither of the team wanted a draw and a wide-open game continued. By the end of the match Dynamo could bring the lead back. Makarov took the corner kick and Roberto Fernandez headed the ball home past Mikhail Sivakow and Aleksey Kenyaykin.
The Dynamo side came from behind for the first time this season and climbed to eighth with 20 points. In the next RPL fixture our team will play against Lokomotiv on the road on October 22. Four days before, the White-Blues will face Rostov in the Cup fixture.