A lot of factors, the Carrera one: the championship of Russia on football

© RIA Novosti / Grigory Sysoevyh the 30th round of the championship of Russia on football among clubs of the Premier League match between FC Lokomotiv (Moscow) Zenit (St. Petersburg).A lot of factors, the Carrera one: the championship of Russia on football© RIA Novosti / Grigory Sysoev

The championship of Russia on football ended on Sunday; and became for three rounds before the finish the winner of the Moscow «Spartak» has conceded in Tula «Arsenal» scored a total 69 points.

Silver was won by CSKA Moscow (62), bronze – St. Petersburg «Zenit» (61). Left of the Russian football Premier League (RFPL) in Samara «wings of the Soviets» and the Tomsk «Tom», who took 15th and 16th places respectively, they are in season 2017/18 will act in superiority of Football national League (FNL). For the right to stay in the Premier League in the play-offs with teams from Germany will compete «Orenburg» and «Arsenal», appeared in the final table in 13th and 14th places respectively.

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich PFC CSKA for vitinho, is happy scoring a goal in the match of the 30th round of the championship of Russia on football. Archival photoA lot of factors, the Carrera one: the championship of Russia on football© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich PFC CSKA for vitinho, is happy scoring a goal in the match of the 30th round of the championship of Russia on football. Archive photo
Incredible Dziuba

«Spartak» began to celebrate the championship 7 may. It happened thanks to the steady results throughout the season, which they could not boast of any one of the competitors of the «red-whites». Spartak deservedly became the champion,» said the President of the RFU, the Deputy Prime Minister, Vitaly Mutko, noting that the team Massimo Carrera and at the end of the championship was on the rise.

Famous coach Valery Nepomnyashchy one of the main success factors of the «red-whites» called the arrival in the team Carrera. «He was able to stabilize the structure and build the game so that every player understands what is required of him. And team, on the one hand, it seems simple, and on the other they try to show their best qualities», — concluded the expert.

Carrera appeared in «Spartacus» as an assistant, then head coach of Dmitry Alenicheva for reasons of strengthening the defense. But after the departure of «red-whites» from the Europa League at the stage of the 3rd qualifying round Spartak legend Alenichev has lost his job, but the Italian became the first acting head coach, and in August of the prefix «acting» was removed.

In the Russian championship, only in the meeting of the first round against Arsenal (4:0) a game of «Spartacus» was headed Alekseev, the rest – a matter of thought and attitude Carrera. In the first seven rounds, Spartak had only one draw, all other matches won. And even when in 8-m round «Spartak» lost to «Ufa» (0:1), its direct competitors CSKA and «Zenith» did not use the chance to get closer to the leader, broke with his rivals world. I wonder what took Spartak three points in that match, the team under the leadership of Victor Gancharenko, which will soon lead the army.

9-th round could be a turning point in the struggle for gold, «Spartak» lost «Zenith», scoring two and conceding four goals. And this despite Carrere, specializing in protective orders.

«A terrific feeling, — shared after the game Artem Dzyuba, the forward of «Zenith», scandalously left «Spartak». — Emotions are amazing, there are no forces won such a battle. «Spartak» — well done, but we are stronger. A very important match, all fighting with redoubled energy. There is justice here on earth. I will always fight against them with a warm heart and will never forgive them certain things.»

© RIA Novosti / Nina Stinemetz the 30th round of the championship of Russia on football among clubs of the Premier League between FC «Lokomotiv» (Moscow) and FC Zenit (St. Petersburg).A lot of factors, the Carrera one: the championship of Russia on football© RIA Novosti news Agency / Nina Stinemetz the 30th round of the championship of Russia on football among clubs of the Premier League between FC «Lokomotiv» (Moscow) and FC Zenit (St. Petersburg).
Carrera first worthy lost

Despite the instability in the beginning of the championship the head coach «Zenith» Mircea Lucescu has not been obstruction, the team showed the desire to dominate in a positional attack, but the power of Petersburgers even recognized Carrera, whose work at the time approval, but not yet excited. «I played against the great, strong team,» said the Italian about Lucescu’s team after the defeat in St. Petersburg, admitting that his players during the match «nervous».

Then «Spartak» gathered and, taking precedence over «Rostov» and Yekaterinburg «Ural» (1:0), and after having made a big psychological victory over CSKA (3:1) in the 12th round. It was the 500th match goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev for CSKA. Carrera was delicate. «I agree with the fact that if they convert their chances, it could be a draw,» said he, as the head coach of the «red-blue» Leonid Slutsky called the incident «a match of unused opportunities».

Then Spartacus gave a series of three victories with the same score 1:0 («Tom», «amkarom» and «Terek»), and then was defeated in the 16th round in Samara «Wings of the Soviets» (0:4). The press service of the Moscow club called «a gross mistake of the referees» episode with appointment of a penalty in gate «red and white», after which Volzhan midfielder Yohan Mollo opened the scoring in the game. Later «Spartak» will rarely turn to the subject of the arbitration, which will often initiate a future coach Mollo — Lucescu.

But Carrera on the same evening nedvuznachno said: «I don’t know if was today appointed the penalty, but «Spartak» has lost definitely not because of this». Moreover, the coach admitted that Spartak deserved to lose.

Soon the «red-white» went on winter break in the championship, during which the team has expanded to become the opening of the season, Central defender Giorgi Jikia, who joined from Amkar and superseded from part of the progressive Ilya Kutepov and experienced Salvatore bocchetti. A kind of «Joker» back in «Spartacus» attacking midfielder Alexander Samedov. Much noise was surrounding the signing of the contract with the Milan striker Luiz Adriano but at the moment, 30-year-old Brazilian is difficult to name an indispensable player.

«Spartak» continued to regularly score points and did not break at the finish of the tournament by defeating direct rivals – «Zenit» (2:1) in the 23rd round and CSKA Moscow in the 26th (2:1). Then the fans almost the first time began to sing: «We are the Champions!». Carrera but their ardor cooled. «We won the Derby, but we haven’t won anything yet global. When we’re mathematically Champions, then we will sing the champion’s song,» said the Italian. Math championship had to wait a week when the «red-white» prevailed in 27-m round «Tom ‘» in a bland game, and the nearest competitor «Zenith» could not beat «Terek» (0:1).

Of the remaining meetings Spartacus two won and one lost, unable to repeat the record for points. In 1999, Spartak won the tournament with 72 points, which is the best result in the history of the Championships of Russia (in the 30-match season).

© RIA Novosti / Alexey Filippoupolitis «Spartak» at the stadium «Arsenal» after the match of the 30th round of the championship of Russia on football. A lot of factors, the Carrera one: the championship of Russia on football© RIA Novosti / Alexey Filippoupolitis «Spartak» at the stadium «Arsenal» after the match of the 30th round of the championship of Russia on football.
CSKA again overcame their problems

CSKA started the season hard, what he was talking about a draw with Makhachkala «Anji» (0:0), minimal success with the «Orenburg» (1:0), «Ural» (1:0) and «Tom» (1:0). With unmatched CSKA played a draw with «Zenith» and «Krasnodar» (1:1).

The main problem of the «red-blue» has been the lack of a classy striker on the edge. If the midfield was a powerful creative team led by Roman Eremenko and Alan Dzagoev, had not the composition of even one of the best Midfielders in the championship bebras Natcho — that played Central striker as Monaco’s Lacina traoré, at times subjected to ruthless criticism.

In early October it became known about dismissal Eremenko, who was later suspended for two years for use of prohibited substances. A few rounds before the winter break, CSKA have conceded to the opponents in principle «the locomotive» (0:1) and «Spartacus» (1:3), and in early December announced the departure of Slutsk from the post of chief coach of «at will».

Replaced the technician came Belarusian Gancharenko. Winter left the team traoré, returned zamaterevshy striker for vitinho, immediately fit into the game, the Central defence was rejuvenated by another returnee Viktor Vasin, but a full-fledged unit in the centre forward position the army again not found. Kirill Panchenko sent in his time in Dinamo Moscow, chose to remain in the then first division club. However, by the end of the season brighter and healthier began to show itself, comes from the youth team Fedor Chalov. In the Champions League at the «red-blue» were not successful – the team ranked last in the group with 3 points.

The closer was the end of the championship, the CSKA has traditionally played better. In the 25th round, was defeated Lokomotiv (4:0), but the defeat of «Spartak» a week later undermined all claims of the army for the championship. Before the final round, the team Gancharenko ahead of Zenit at one point, and CSKA in the last game of the season defeated «Anji» (4:0), while St. Petersburg defeated Lokomotiv (1:0).

© RIA Novosti / Alexey Filippoupolitis «Spartak» at the stadium «Arsenal» after the match of the 30th round of the championship of Russia on football among clubs. A lot of factors, the Carrera one: the championship of Russia on football© RIA Novosti / Alexey Filippoupolitis «Spartak» at the stadium «Arsenal» after the match of the 30th round of the championship of Russia on football among clubs.
Lucescu against judges and Mutko

Zenit openly rejoiced, perhaps the only time in the season – October 2, when he was defeated «Spartak» (4:2). St. Petersburg twice in the match taking a penalty shot and it was a rare occasion when coach Mircea Lucescu addressed the topic of judging. But referee Sergei Ivanov for the work at the meeting received a failing grade. In the two opening rounds of the «blue-white-blue» and not able to score, but strong-willed victory with the score 3:2 over «Rostov» (Zenit bounced back after a 0:2) did not have a full return, because the image of southerners to that moment has not yet gained European solidity.

Lucescu was unhappy with the small, in his opinion, the amount of added time (3 minutes) in the game with the «Locomotive» (0:0), lamented the fact that the referee showed a second yellow card to the opponent in the match against CSKA (1:1), and even the fact that support for a new stadium in Krasnodar is putting pressure on judges.

At the end of the championship the Romanian specialist will remember the happy October match against «Spartak» in a negative way. «After the home match with «Spartak» (4:2) we have began to appear a big problem, you know some character. Were incorrect statements of the President of the Federation (RFU) after the game, the feeling that he (sports Minister) made a sign against the «Zenith» — said Lucescu. Mutko this situation is laugh. «Turns out he’s under a magnifying glass examining what I say. Yes I’m laughing!» — said the President of the RFU, adding that the ethics Committee he was to contact about the words of Romanian will not.

By the way, Carrera after the memorable defeat in St. Petersburg, also spoke about the refereeing, which is not typical Italian. «The refereeing is different, today it was against us,» he said.

However Lucescu during the tournament, tried to establish his own original game, where every element has been honed to search smart moves in the attack, he tried to «change the mindset» of the goalkeeper Yuri Lodygina because he did not understand its requirements, and later there will be a disagreement with one of the leaders of Russian national team Oleg Shatov. By the end of the season, Shatov will lose shape and even be summoned to the national team along with teammate Alexander Kokorin. «Speaking about Shatov and Kokorin, to their credit, they understand that the season is ambiguous. But this is not due to the fact that someone is in conflict», — explained the situation the head coach of a national team Stanislav Cherchesov.

Before the start of the season, Zenit striker Hulk left, winter left, and midfielder Axel Witsel, immediately fit into the game’s creative midfielder Juliano, in the offseason, has recovered from the cruciate ligament rupture midfielder Danny consistently scored goals Artem Dzyuba and necrotise in total 13 goals. In the gate was occupied came from the «Ufa» Andrey Lunev.

Well summed up zenitovsky season Lucescu back in March. «If you take all the matches that we played against «Spartak», CSKA, «Rostov» and «Krasnodar», we played much better than all these teams. To some extent, we can’t have enough. You know, perhaps, what we lacked — we could be 7-8 points more now,» he said. From the European League of St. Petersburg was eliminated in the 1/16 finals.

Was finally commissioned «St. Petersburg arena» which will host matches of the confederations Cup 2017 and the 2018 FIFA world Cup. On April 22 at the stadium was played the first official match (in the 24th round against the «Ural» – 2:0). The game was marked by three red cards players guests and another judicial scandal. Could not refrain from criticism of referees, even the head of the RFU. «He (Lucescu) may be upset that the referee refereed the match «Zenit» — «Ural»? But as FIFA referee should not judge! He can’t afford such rampant on the field,» — said Mutko.

© RIA Novosti / Alexey Filippoupolitis»Spartacus» torn a grid of gate for Souvenirs after the match of the 30th round of the championship of Russia on football among clubs. A lot of factors, the Carrera one: the championship of Russia on football© RIA Novosti / Alexey Filippoupolitis»Spartacus» torn a grid of gate for Souvenirs after the match of the 30th round of the championship of Russia on football among clubs.
«Rostov» has kept Barcelona

In fact, the judiciary has also changed. «We lost (in the judging). We have a certain image of judges», — said the head of the Russian football. October 6 head of the Department of refereeing and inspection RFU Valentin Ivanov left his post, the acting was appointed Alexey Nikolaev, who in the end chose to stay with the current arbitrator. The corps was soon headed by Andrey Budogossky.

Thus unclear is the fate of Sergey Karasev in the domestic arena. It is the only Russian arbitrator, serving the matches of the European championship 2016, which, according to unofficial information, may be downgraded to the judges of the first division.

Silver medalist of the last championship «Rostov» in this season acted as vividly noted in the November victory over Bayern Munich in the Champions League (3:2). Later in the Europa League the team reached the 1/8 finals, where they lost to the English «Manchester United».

Before the start of the season, Rostov decided the main task – to preserve Kurban Berdiyev, who was considered as a coach of «Spartak». Secret negotiations took place against the backdrop of financial problems Rostovites, Berdyev insisted on their full resolution. Let the ex-head coach soon gained the status of Vice-President-coach, a role of the expert, directly to the steering team was assigned to Dmitry Kirichenko, and formal the head coach is an associate of Barcelona Ivan danielyants.

At the start of the championship «Rostov» has lost a few points but in the 8th and 9th rounds dry won «the locomotive» and CSKA – 1:0 and 2:0 respectively. In the last round, ahead of the two points of closest pursuer «Krasnodar», Donetsk team lost to «Orenburg» took the 6th place, missing out on a place in the Europa League. Goalkeeper Nikita Medvedev this season set a record for the duration of the «dry» series for national Championships, not missing goals for 988 minutes at a time.

«Krasnodar» was a big part of the championship as the main contender for the 4th position, but after defeats from «Spartaka» (0:2) and Lokomotiv (1:2), as well as a draw with the «Ufa» (0:0) the post of chief coach left Oleg Kononov, who replaced Igor Shalimov. In the decisive 26th to 29th rounds «Krasnodar» scored only 2 points, but thanks to the mistake of «Rostov» in the 30th round came in the Europa League. The forward Fedor Smolov was the best scorer of the championship with 18 goals.

Next good event in football life of Russia was the opening of the stadium in Krasnodar. October 9 in the opening match of the Russian national team played with the team of Costa Rica and the first meeting of the championship in the arena took place on 23 October when «Krasnodar» won Perm «Amkar» (1:0).

© RIA Novosti / Alexey Filippowitsch «Arsenal» Vladimir Gabulov in the match of the 30th round of the championship of Russia on football. 21 may 2017A lot of factors, the Carrera one: the championship of Russia on football© RIA Novosti / Alexey Filippowitsch «Arsenal» Vladimir Gabulov in the match of the 30th round of the championship of Russia on football. 21 may 2017
Semin returned to Lokomotiv

Confidently and smoothly in the last season, «Terek», which until the penultimate tour, claimed the European Cup zone, but in the end the team took the 5th position. «Locomotive» in the summer left the club President Olga Smorodskaya on the known for his work in «Zenith» Ilya Herkus, and the head coach was again appointed the most winning coach of railwaymen Yury Semin. The team played with the swings, in the middle of the season it was clear that «Loco» is not intended serious challenges in the championship, but he managed to achieve victory in the Russian Cup.

In the second part of the season seriously strengthened the club came from FC Krasnodar striker Ari, one of the leaders has established itself Alexei Miranchuk, who was in the winter on the verge of leaving the team. In the final stage of the tournament, was seriously injured captain Vedran Corluka, but his place in Central defence adequately took Solomon Kverkvelia, and in the 28th round on the field 13 minutes played Dmitri Loskov, who thus officially said goodbye to big-time football.

«Ufa» reaffirmed the image of one of the most efficient Premier League clubs, before the end of the championship, securing a comfortable life. The club released in CSKA head coach Gancharenko, but gained a young coach Sergei Semak, who puts in the capital of Bashkortostan intelligent combination play.

The antithesis of «Ufa» — «Rubin» from Kazan, which is great to spend in the transfer market, but under the leadership of the Spanish specialist Javi Gracia has not achieved success, settling for a final 9th place. «Amkar» Gadzhi Gadzhiev has long been at the top of the standings, in fact, prepared for Spartak qualified Djikia, and goalkeeper Alexander Selikhova and calmly kept their residence in the Premier League (the final 10th place).

«Anzhi» in December has undergone a dramatic change of course, the club owner is Suleiman Kerimov became Osman Kadiev, head coach Paul Vrbo replaced at the helm of the Alexander Grigoryan. They decided the main tournament challenge remained in the elite of Russian football.

Around the «Ural» once again seething passion. November 1, after a match with «Terek» Vadim Skripchenko has resigned as head coach of the team and very quickly was in the «Wings of the Soviets». The President «Ural» Grigory Ivanov was dissatisfied with the behavior of the coach and was again invited to lead the team of Alexander Tarkhanov. In the end, «Ural» has reached the finals of the Cup of Russia, opened the country promising forward Vladimir Ilyin, earned three red cards in the away match against Zenit (0:2), for which Chelsea have hit the referee and stayed in the Premier League, and Skripchenko with Wings flew to Germany.

Before everyone left the Premier League «Tom». In December it became known that the Tomsk club invited all players to become free agents than many have used. The General Director «Tomi» Ruslan Kiselev said that the team’s task is the preservation of professional status, which requires just play this season in the Premier League. The team did not meet the level of the Premier League, finish the season with dignity, but after winning the «Orenburg» over the «Krasnodar» (1:0) in 27-m round «Tom ‘» has lost theoretical chances for a place in the Premier League.

The Premier League next season will be joined by the winner of the championship belonging to the Moscow «Dynamo» returned to the elite of domestic football in the first year after departure, and the club «Tosno» from the Leningrad region, won silver medals in the second division of the country. The chance to be in the Premier League have Krasnoyarsk «Yenisei» and «SKA-Khabarovsk», who in the championship of Germany of 3-mi and 4-mi, respectively. They will play in the play-offs with «Arsenal» and «Orenburg», respectively.

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich the 30th round of the championship of Russia on football among clubs of the Premier League match between PFC CSKA (Moscow) and FC «Anji» (Makhachkala).A lot of factors, the Carrera one: the championship of Russia on football© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich the 30th round of the championship of Russia on football among clubs of the Premier League match between PFC CSKA (Moscow) and FC «Anji» (Makhachkala).

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