Tyukavin came out with the captain’s armband and led Dynamo to a difficult victory in Yekaterinburg


An unusual meeting, or summit, as they say in fashion today, took place before the tour. Guillermo Abascal, outraged by the refereeing of Spartak matches, actually knocked out the Russian judges. The Spaniard spoke on behalf of the team’s coaching staff, the referees were chief referee Pavel Kamantsev and referee Vitaly Meshkov. It was Meshkov who judged the scandalous match between Spartak and Ural (2: 2), in which he did not count Alexander Sobolev’s goal.

It was reported that Abascal complained to the judges, they agreed with the coach’s arguments and, apparently, promised that this would not happen again.

What’s happening in the world of football?! I don’t remember the coach of one of the major league teams calling the judges into an impartial conversation. They appeared as nice little ones, listened to criticism and repented.

Obviously this bout will add even more tension, the psychological pressure on the judges will intensify. And accordingly – the number of errors will increase.

But let’s move on to Yekaterinburg. There is a football match “Ural” – “Dynamo” and the stadium is full. Alas, the last words of the popular song I remade are not true. However, our football does not arouse great aesthetic emotions, and here the football authorities have made it as difficult as possible for fans to visit the stadiums. Solitary islands of spectators can be found in the central stands, the left-hand stand behind the goal is barely thirty per cent full, but the high orange stand behind the right-hand goal is spotless. But Russia’s oldest club, eminent, legendary, came to visit. How many fans can be expected at matches with conventional Orenburg or Khimki?

Well, stadium staff have less to clean up. At least some benefit from the wise decisions of the RFU.

An interesting solution to the attendance problem has emerged in Yekaterinburg. It turns out that the mobile centers of the MFC travel around the enterprises of a large industrial city so that workers, without leaving the car, can apply for a fan ID.

I give free advice to the Moscow authorities – everyone knows that sellers of various trifles are walking around the subway cars. Let the MFC staff also go down the subway “Comrades, issue a FAN ID!” Remember: “Comrades, visit the room of laughter,” called the hero Valentin Smirnitsky in the classic Soviet film “Seven old men and a girl.” Is it possible to compare current Russian football with a room of laughter, you decide.


But let’s move on to Yekaterinburg. I don’t know how someone, but I was rooting for referee Alexei Amelin. For what I wrote above. It would be desirable that there were no regular judicial scandals.

Still, I’m happy for Kostya Tyukavina. Dynamo mentor Slavisa Jokanovic kept him in a black corps for a long time, didn’t he believe in a young striker? Finally he released, for 10-12 minutes, and Fedor Smolov started the matches at the start. But this year the Serbian decided to bet on Tyukavina. In addition, Konstantin went to the match with the captain’s armband – full-time captain Daniil Fomin missed the match through suspension.

The first half was held with a significant lead by Ural, but without dangerous moments at the guests’ gates. In one of the episodes, Amelin even listened to his colleagues from the VAR regarding the appointment of a penalty against Dynamo. It worked.

Dynamo made rare counterattacks, in one of them Zakharyan came out almost one-on-one – he shot higher. Perhaps this is all the most interesting in the first half.


Before the start of the second half, Alexey Amelin counted the players of both teams heads down. As in a kindergarten, the teacher periodically counts the children during a group walk around the city.

The Dynamo players became more active at the start of the second half, but that didn’t affect the progress of the match much. Anyway, Ural had more ball possession and attacked more.

In the 68th minute there was an important episode. It seems that the ball hit the hand of the Dinamo defender. Amelin VAR listened, but they repeated the moment to us twice and somehow quickly and indistinctly. From this review I didn’t understand if the game was a hand. And Amelin showed: let’s play further.

After this episode, passions increased. “Ural” players carried out several attacks on the guests’ gates. At times there was tension in the Dynamo penalty area.

But Dynamo made a rare attack, Makarov went one-on-one and scored. However, the attacking Muscovites were slightly offside.

The epilogue arrives in the 89th minute. One of Dynamo’s attacks ended in a goal. Gladyshev scratched the ball from the Ural defender in the penalty area, returned it to Tyukavina. The captain put Beveev on the break and then hit with accuracy – 0:1.

“Ural” immediately almost leveled the score – Leshuk saved. In the 4th minute of added time, Viktor Goncharenko addressed the referee too expressively, Amelin decided that such a remark deserved to be written off.

Let’s summarize: I’m happy for Tyukavin and, it seems, there were no refereeing mistakes.

Premier League. 20th round

Urals – Dynamo – 0:1 (0:0)

Objective: Tyukavin, 89.

“Ural”: Pomazun, Goglichidze (Beveev, 65), Begich, Emmerson, Kulakov, Mishkich (Tatarinov, 91+1), Vlut, Bikfalvi, Randzhelovich (Zheleznov, 66), Egorychev (Yushin, 66), Kashtanov (Sungatulin, 78).

“Dynamo”: Leshchuk, Fernandez, Sazonov, Skopintsev (Parshivlyuk, 86), Dasa, Norman, Gagnidze, Zakharyan, Grulev (Gladyshev, 56), Makarov (Maistorovich, 92+2), Tyukavin.

Warnings: Rangelovich, 61 years old.

Removal: Goncharenko, 90+4. Zacharyan, 90+5.

Judge: Alexei Amelin (Tula)

March 18th. Yekaterinburg. Arena in Yekaterinburg.


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