Players Samara “wings of the Soviets” won a major victory over Spartak Moscow in the match of the 16th round of the championship of Russia among the teams of Premier League, interrupting a winning streak of red and white. The meeting in Samara ended with the defeat of the leader of the standings with the score 4:0.
The ball in gate “Spartaka” was scored by Frenchman Yohan Mollo (17′) from the penalty spot, Sergey Tkachev (45′), Christian Pasquato (59′) and Sergei Kornilenko (70′).
For spartakovtsev this defeat was the first in the last seven games and the largest in the current championship. Despite the setback, white and red and retained the sole lead in the standings, but their advantage over coming in second place Petersburg “Zenith” has shrunk to three points – 37 vs 34.
“This is football. Wings played a great match, they now had more motivation. When faced with such opponents, it is possible to give. Today we have not managed to get into the game. I take full blame for the defeat. Perhaps I failed to properly motivate the guys,” said after his Waterloo head coach of “Spartacus” Massimo Carrera, who was quoted by the press service of the club.
Let us add that in frosty Samara Muscovites missed exactly half of all goals scored before them in the first round. Without a doubt, it was their worst match this season.