RFPL. MD 15
Ufa FC (Ufa) - Rubin FC - 2:1 (1:1). October 30, 2017. Ufa.
Goals: Stotsky, 36; Vanek, 90 - Karadeniz, 3.
Rubin FC: Ryzhikov, Kudryashov (Kuzmin, 83), Sorokin, Granat, Sigurdsson, Bauer, Kambolov, M'Vila, Rochina, Karadeniz (c) (Zhemaletdinov, 66), Azmoun (Kanunnikov, 60).
As early as in 3rd minute Rubin open the score after Moritz Bauer´s long throw-in into the crowded box flicks the ball on to Gökdeniz Karadeniz whose brilliant finish results in an opening goal. It was the Turkish legend´s second goal of the season and his 52nd goal during his Rubin career.
Having taken the lead, Rubin gives up the initiative. Ufa possesses the ball, tries to build from behind but is not able to go any further because of our organized defense. In 36th minute Rubin defenders make a mistake letting Dmitry Stotskiy, not the tallest man on the pitch, first, win the high ball duel and flick on to his partner Zhivoglyadov and then finish the latter´s low cross inside the 6-yard box.
Substitutions are made in the second time both by Kurban Berdyev and Sergey Semak expecting to get the victory in such a level game. The changes make the match more dynamic but there are still not too many goal chances. It seemed that the match would end in a draw, but with one minute to go, Ondrey Vanek´s scores after his own accurate and precise direct free kick.