Dynamo Moscow news | Dynamo suffer defeat to Lokomotiv. Dynamo official website.

Dynamo suffer defeat to Lokomotiv

Dynamo Moscow news | Dynamo suffer defeat to Lokomotiv. Dynamo official website.

The encounter of the Mir Russian Premier League 29th round that was held at VTB Arena, ended in a 4:2 win for the visitors.

In comparison with the previous match against Torpedo, there was only one change in Dynamo squad: Saba Sazonov fully recovered from injury and replaced Aleksandr Kutitsky in the defensive line.

Both sides were highly motivated from the first minutes. They organized numerous attacks that ended at the approaches to the penalty area. The first dangerous chance in the match came after Tyukavin's original actions: Konstantin juggled the ball by head and shoulder and left it to Fedor Smolov, who fired under the crossbar from 20 meters. Ilya Lantratov stayed on the goal line and grabbed the ball.

Dynamo footballers tried to play very tightly, practically not allowing Artem Dzyuba to get the ball. However, the best scorer of the Railwaymen found how to threaten our goal: the former Russian international assisted on teammates or attempted to finish himself. In both cases Dzyuba didn't benefit from his actions for a long time.

Dynamo Moscow news | Dynamo suffer defeat to Lokomotiv. Dynamo official website.

On the other half of the pitch Dmitry Skopintsev was very active. In an interval of three minutes, he struck twice at Lantratov's goal – the goalkeeper denied in the first episode, and then the ball left the pitch – Dynamo were rewarded with a corner. During the first half, the hosts took a dozen of corners, and the eighth one turned out to be lucky. Tyukavin won the aerial duel, and Dzyuba played handball inside the penalty box. Unfortunately, Smolov missed the target from the eleven-meter spot for the first time in the season.

The punishment followed immediately: Dzyuba opened up at Rifat Zhemaletdinov's cross and made a pass to Nair Tiknizyan, who drilled the ball from close range. But the home team managed to say the last word in the first half. Daniil Kulikov hit Zakharyan's leg in the penalty area, and Roman Safyan awarded Dynamo with the second penalty. This time Smolov left no chance for Lantratov – 1:1.

During the break, the visitors made two substitutions, refreshing their attacking group. Dynamo continued to look for promising attempts and finally got it. Sazonov scored his first goal in the white-blue jersey heading the ball under the crossbar after Zakharyan's perfect cross.

Dynamo Moscow news | Dynamo suffer defeat to Lokomotiv. Dynamo official website.

When conceding, Lokomotiv added in speed and creativity and came from behind. Kulikov found Glushenkov in the penalty box with a fine pass, and Maksim shot into the far corner. Then, Pinyaev had a similar chance, but Leshchuk played great on the line.

In the 70th minute Pavel Alpatov came up with a triple substitution – Eli Dasa, Aleksandr Kutitsky and Vyacheslav Grulev appeared on the pitch. However, the initiative gradually passed to the visitors who restored their lead 15 minutes before the end. Leshchuk interrupted a cross from the left wing, and Maksim Nenakhov was the first on rebound and fired from distance. Two ricochets helped former Dynamo defender score.

The White-Blues attempted to come back and missed another effective counterattack. Glushenkov sent the ball to Wilson Isidor from the left, and the French striker capped the scoring. Dynamo lost the first derby this season and remained seventh on 45 points.

Pavel Alpatov's men will close the season with the match against Orenburg on the road on June 3.