Football goes on holiday on Saturday kicks off the 17-th round of the championship of Russia

Футбол уходит на каникулы - в субботу стартует 17-й тур чемпионата России

“Rostov” and Petersburg “Zenith” will find out the relationship in the Central match of the final before the winter break round of the championship of Russia on football and Moscow “Spartak” will try to rehabilitate after the defeat in Samara. I’ll try to keep the chances to fight for the title and CSKA Moscow.

Rehabilitation for the defeat

Spartak Moscow in the 16th round, suffered a major defeat in Samara from “wings of the Soviets” (0:4), which considerably spoiled the impression from the speech of the Muscovites in the season. Massimo Carrera took the blame for the failure on himself, saying that “Spartak” will draw conclusions from the defeat, but these findings should be done very quickly. On Monday “red-white” to play at home with who received the course Rubin Kazan, while in question participated in the match several players.

It is a short bench was one of the reasons for the defeat in Samara, where Carrera was forced to throw in Denis Davydov, Yevgeny Makeyev and not fully ready Jano Ananidze. Whether to play the injured Dmitry Kombarov or caught cold ivelin Popov is the big question. Rubin, meanwhile, in the last five matches has never lost once, scoring three wins. The Kazan four of the five games had a “zero”.

Rubin has a chance to come close to fighting for a place in the UEFA Cup group teams, and other goals for the club in the summer who spent the most expensive transfer campaign in the country, can not stand. The problems among the residents there. Besides, with “ruby”, true, home, Spartak have played only so far a draw in the championship. Match of “Spartak” and “Rubin” really much to say how about championship chances, “red-white”, and about whether we can finally call citizens of Kazan have returned to the fight if not for the prize, for the European area.

Футбол уходит на каникулы - в субботу стартует 17-й тур чемпионата России
FC “Spartak”

The battle on the don

The Central match of the tour, of course, will take place in Rostov-on-don, although he could have this year not take place. “Rostov” and “Zenith” has agreed the transfer of the game for 2017 year, but the Premier League transfer banned. In the end, “Rostov” after the third day after the game on Saturday will take to the pitch in Eindhoven for a crucial match in the group stage of the Champions League with PSV, in which the Russian team enough to draw to in February to continue the struggle in the Europa League.

The coaching staff of the Rostov club has been repeatedly this season, demonstrated the neglect of the domestic competition in favor of the European Cup. Whether Kurban Berdyev to throw in the background now, let him play before the holiday there are only two games when he has a strong argument for the game reserve in the refusal of the League to transfer? Play the reserves in the Cup of Russia or visiting with the “Ural” — one, at home against Zenit is another.

Zenit, meanwhile, lost two games out of the last four in the championship of Russia, again leading to got “Spartaku” on distance of three points. Of course, for St, who play in the Europa League on Thursday, besides not having for them the tournament is the match, would be on hand if “Rostov” played not the main part. Will the coaching staff give the last home match of the year? Will see on Saturday.

Футбол уходит на каникулы - в субботу стартует 17-й тур чемпионата России
Football. Premier League. Match “Zenit” – “Rostov”

Farewell to Slutsk?

CSKA Moscow in their last home game of the year will take the Yekaterinburg “Ural”. This match will probably be the last for Leonid Slutsky in the Premier League in the role of head coach. In any case, the likelihood of his departure after the guest meeting with the London Tottenham in the Champions League on Wednesday is very high. So, the fans of CSKA should come to home arena a little more than five thousand people that attended the match with the “Orenburg” in the last round.

CSKA after defeat in the Derby gradually finds herself. In the last four rounds, the team won twice and played draw twice. Returned to Alan Dzagoev began to resemble his former self, even forced it out in the field bebras Natcho. Given all the difficulties of “Spartacus”, CSKA can for the winter break to reduce the big gap on the leader to are quite comfortable, and in the spring with new forces to join in the fight for the championship, as they are able.

The only question is who will lead the team in the spring in case of withdrawal of the Slutsky — Oleg Kononov or Victor Gancharenko, which are the main candidates to replace him. Maybe this story will have a different development, and in the end, Slutsky generally will stay in CSKA? This option, though it seems unlikely, but to rule it to the end too. Anyway, the tournament prospects of the army not as bleak as it was seen a couple of weeks ago.

Футбол уходит на каникулы - в субботу стартует 17-й тур чемпионата России
Football. Premier League. The match “Spartak” – CSKA


CSKA (Moscow) – “Ural” (Ekaterinburg)

“Rostov” (Rostov-on-don) – “Zenit” (St. Petersburg)

Sunday, December 4

“Lokomotiv” (Moscow) – “Terek” (Grozny)

Monday, December 5

“Ufa” — “Tom ‘” (Tomsk)

“Amkar” (Perm) – “Orenburg”

“Krasnodar” — “Wings Of Soviets” (Samara)

“Spartak” (Moscow) – “Rubin” (Kazan)

“Arsenal” (Tula) – “Anzhi” (Makhachkala)

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