Rubin reserves lose 1:2 in an away game against Tosno U21 within ROSGOSSTRAKH Russian Youth Championship MD 22.
ROSGOSSTRAKH Russian Youth Championship. MD 22
Tosno Leningrad region U21 vs Rubin Kazan U21 - 2:1 (0:0). March 9, 2018. Saint-Petersburg. Nova Arena. Referee: Petrenko, Novosibirsk.
Goals scored by: Skvortsov, 74; Yartsev, 87 - Tsygankov, 71 (Lobanov).
Rubin reserves: Chernov (keeper), Gubanov, Agapov (Lukyanchikov, 46), Smelov, Abdullin, Snezhkin (Tsigankov, 46), Lobanov, Nikolov (capt.) (Lukoyanov, 62), Tsiberkin, Yakovlev, Sagitov.
Subs: Tushev (keeper), Nurullin, Stepanov, Torgashov.
Players booked: Abdullin, 14; Shumeiko, 15; Sagitov, 90
This MD 22 implies that our first team and reserves have to play their games in different cities. In particular, Petrovski Stadium is not able to host the first teams' game which have to be moved to Saransk to played on an artificial pitch. As for the reserves they manage to find a pitch in Saint-Petersburg in line with the Regulations. This is the reason why our reserves cannot involve some of the first team players and some of our youngsters are making their debutes tonight such as goalkeeper Anton Chernov, defender Aleksandr Smelov and midfielder Ilia Snezhkin.
There are no goals in the first half with as many as three goals scored in the second half. It is Rubin who open the score with Timur Lobanov receives the ball from Maksim Lukoyanov and assists Nikita Tsygankov for the latter's stunning top corner shot. The home side equalises in a little while converting the corner with 26-year-old Aleksey Skvortsov header. The winning goal is scored by Tosno at the end of the game with Yuri Yartsev who dribbled past four players and puts the ball in the net.