Today on 25 October, 2017 at 7:00 PM Rubin Kazan will play against Krylia Sovetov (Samara) in round of 16 of the OLYMP Russian Cup
Match referee: Igor Fedotov (41 years old, Moscow). Assistant referees Vladislav Nazarov (Nevinnomyssk), Aleksey Shiryaev (Stavropol); referee supervising officer Aleksey Spirin.
Live coverage by TNV-Tatarstan and Nash Football starting at 19:00.
Following the last season relegation to the second division there was a significant and emblematic change in Krylia Sovetov where Andrey Tikhonov took charge instead of Vadim Skripchenko. Andrey Tikhonov, multiple Russian Champion with Spartak Moscow during his playing career, had worked in coaching staffs of Spartak and Krasnodar. Season 2016/17 was Andrey Tikhonov’s debut as a head coach. His team Enisey did its best season last year finishing third and stopped just one step away from Premier League promotion having lost in a dramatic promotional playoffs against Arsenal Tula.
In early June, 2017 Andrey Tikhonov took charge of Krylia Sovetov Samara currently being in second place with his team in the second division. As a matter of fact, ahead of today’s match, Krylia Sovetov are not coming in their best mood as they earned only one point in the last three matches having lost their advantage over their opponents.
Fixtures history: Rubin and Krylia Sovetov has played 26 times in Russian football history. 14 matches won by Rubin, 8 matches have been drawn, 4 matches won by Krylia Sovetov. Goal difference: 45-24