Olimp Russian Cup quarterfinal: Rubin 0-1 Lokomotiv
Nine changes were made in terms of our starting lineup in comparison with the Akhmat fixture as three homegrown players such as Danil Stepanov, Rail Abdullin and Artur Sagitov started the match while Lokomotiv used their first team and dominated the opening minutes.
FC Rubin were strong enough to stand their ground and create chances. It was Danil Stepanov whose cross to Artur Sagitov was blocked by Solomon Kverkvelia and Khoren Bayramyan whose shot from the edge of the box went just wide.
Both sides hit the bar in the second half thanks to Evgeny Bashkirov and Brian Idowu, respectively. The 77th minute turned out to be decisive for the outcome as Filip Uremovic was sent off after two yellow cards and Howedes capitalised on the free kick delivery to open the score and lead Lokomotiv to semifinals
Olimp Russian Cup. Quarterfinal. Second leg
Rubin Kazan 0-1 Lokomotiv Moscow.
March 6, 2019, Kazan Arena
Attendance: 10 349
Referee: Ivanov, Rostov-on-Don
Goal: Howedes, 77
Rubin: Ivan Konovalov (gk) - Stepanov, Uremovic, Granat (c) (Kambolov, 46), Sorokin, Abdullin, Bashkirov, Panteleev, Akbashev (Mikushin, 80), Bayramyan (Mogilevets, 83), Sagitov
Unused substitutions: Baburin (gk), Tushev (gk) - Agapov, Ostanin, Shekari, Yakovlev
Lokomotiv: Guilherme (gk) - Idowu, Howedes, Corluka (c), Kverkvelia, Ignatyev, Barinov, Krychowiak, Anton Miranchuk (Zhemaletdinov, 80), Aleksey Miranchuk (Tugarev, 84), Farfan (Eder, 77)
Unused substitutions: Medvedev (gk), Kochenkov (gk) - Mikhalik, Denisov, Lapshov, Lysov, Rybchinskiy, Kvaratskhelia, Smolov
Player sent off: Uremovic, 76 (2 yellow cards)
First leg: Lokomotiv 1-0 Rubin
Москва, РЖД Арена