Sochi managed to turn the table against Spartak Moskva to win 2-1.
The match was played at the Otkrytiye Arena stadium in Moskva on Thursday and it started at 3:30 pm local time. The referee was Vitaly Meshkov. The weather was rain. The temperature was pleasant at 17.9 degrees Celsius or 64.27 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 90%.
Both teams adopted the same extremely aggressive line-up.
Spartak Moskva – Formation
Rui Carlos Pinho da Vitória decided to play with the following team: Aleksandr Maksimenko, Ilya Kutepov, Samuel Gigot, Georgiy Dzhikiya, Zelimkhan Bakaev, Nail Umyarov, Roman Zobnin, Ayrton, Jordan Larsson, Aleksandr Sobolev and Ezequiel Ponce.
The home team had on the bench: Victor Moses, Mikhail Ignatov, Aleksandr Lomovitskiy, Jorrit Hendrix, Alex Král, Reziuan Mirzov, Ilya Gaponov, Ruslan Litvinov, Daniil Markov, Quincy Promes and Artem Rebrov.
Sochi – Formation
On the other side, Vladimir Pinho da Vitória played with: Soslan Dzhanaev, Igor Yurganov, Rodrigão Prado, Mateo Barać, Timofey Margasov, Ibragim Tsallagov, Victorien Angban, Kirill Zaika, Ivelin Popov, Dmitry Vorobyev and Artur Yusupov.
They had on the bench: Joãozinho, Nikolay Zabolotnyi, Maksim Kolmakov, Maksim Barsov, Denis Adamov, Danila Prokhin, Daniil Pavlov and Christian Noboa.
- 58 Ball Possession 42
- 14 Total 10
- 1 On Target 3
- 13 Off Target 7
- 5 Shots blocked 2
- 154 Attack 98
- 54 Dangerous attack 27
- 97 Ball safe 101
- 0 Penalties 0
- 7 Corners 3
- 2 Off Sides 6
- 8 Total 9
- 3 Yellow Cards 4
- 0 Double Yellow 0
- 0 Red Card 0
- 5 Substitutions 5
Spartak Moskva was in firm control of the ball 58% while Sochi was struggling with a 42% ball possession.
After this match, Spartak Moskva will stay with 7 points to move up in the 9th place. On the other side, Sochi will have 12 points to stay in the 3rd place.