Moscow “Dynamo” in the game with “Tambov” will try to rehabilitate for the home defeat of “Spartacus” (0: 2) in the last round. The meeting will be held at the VTB Arena in Moscow and will begin at 16:30 Moscow time. Vasily Kazartsev from St. Petersburg has been appointed chief arbiter. “Tambov” in the first round after a pause played a draw with Kazan “Rubin” (0-0), who held the first official match under the leadership of Leonid Slutsky. Tambovites take 11th place in the standings, having an asset of 22 points, “Dynamo” with 24 points is located a line above.
Guests in the upcoming meeting will not help midfielder Miguel Cardozo. The 25-year-old Portuguese midfielder went on loan from Dynamo in the winter, under the terms of the agreement, he cannot play the match against the team to which he belongs. In the “Dynamo” due to disqualification, the game will be missed by defender Vladimir Rykov. The participation of midfielders Arthur Yusupov and Sebastian Shimansky is in doubt.
“Dynamo” and “Tambov” had three matches in history, all celebrated the victory in blue and white, scoring at least two goals. However, “Tambov” did not miss a single goal in the last three games of the championship. The first round meeting between the teams was held in Saransk and ended in victory for Dynamo 2-0.
The starting match of the tour will be held in Orenburg, where the local team of the same name will host the Tula Arsenal. The meeting, whose chief arbiter is Pavel Kukuyan from Sochi, will begin at 14:00 Moscow time. Arsenal takes sixth place in the standings, having 28 points after 20 rounds. “Orenburg” held one meeting less and is in 14th place with 20 points.
The team from Tula will have to do without assistant coach Igor Semshov, who was removed from the bench in the match of the last round with Sochi (2: 1), and was later disqualified by the Control and Disciplinary Committee of the Russian Football Union for three championship games. Due to injuries, goalkeeper Yegor Shamov and midfielder Igor Gorbatenko will not help the guests, due to disqualification, midfielder Georgy Kostadinov will not play.
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