Dynamo suffer unexpected loss in the game with Ural

Sebastian Szymanski

Sebastian Szymanski

The encounter of the RPL 27th round that was held at VTB Arena ended in a 2:3 defeat.

In comparison with the previous match against CSKA Sandro Schwarz made one forced change – the disqualified Diego Laxalt gave way to his left-back backup Dmitry Skopintsev.

Dynamo players immediately took control over the game and scored an early goal. A run of corners led to a situation when Arsen Zakharyan succeeded on rebound and smashed outside the box in the left bottom corner.

The White-Blues increased pressure and had almost five attempts to double their lead. In one of potentially dangerous chances the ball met Ivan Kuzmichyov's back after Fedor Smolov's strike. Szymanski and Zakharyan were close to seal the hosts' success. However, the guys lacked some luck.

Things changed dramatically when the visitors made a U-turn, scoring twice in three minutes. Firstly, Leo Goglichidze made a run down the left wing crossing to Eric Bicfalvi who beat Anton Shunin mercilessly. Then Danijel Miskic repeated this trick from another side of the box — 1:2.

After the break two substitutions were made that led to some tactical changes. Konstantin Tyukavin and Vyacheslav Grulev replaced Denis Makarov and Fedor Smolov. Skopintsev and Szymanski interplayed well on the left wing assisting on Grulev. The latter was stopped by Miskic's self-sacrificing tackle.

Ural could score in the first dangerous attack of the second half. Bicfalvi continued his show time putting the ball in the top corner again. Schwarz fielded more fresh attacking players that brought some hope when N'Jie fired from distance into the left bottom corner – 2:3.

The situation became worse for the White-Blues by the end of the second half. The referee saw a handball from Skopintsev and pointed out to the eleven-meter spot. Fortunately, Pavel Kukuyan changed his mind after short consultations with the VAR centre.

Dynamo stay second on 52 points. In the next round, the White-Blues will face Krylia Sovetov in Samara on May 6.