Former Super Eagles forward Victor Moses netted a beautiful leveller for 10-man Spartak Moscow who drew 1-1 with Akhmat in the Russian Premier League on Saturday.
The heat in the capital of Chechnya was noticeably higher than 30 degrees all day, but by the evening it was easier to breathe, and the teams showed quite dynamic football in the first minutes.
At the same time, Spartacus created more critical moments. Zinkovsky was very active on the right flank, which was not the most familiar for him, and regularly broke through to the position for submission. In one of these attacks, Nicholson powerfully hit his head over the crossbar.
Shamar had another chance after an excellent pass from Denisov, but the Jamaican let the ball go far.
“Akhmat” had only one clear moment, when Selikhov saved the team in close combat after Troshechkin’s blow. But the end of the half was completely up to the hosts…
It all started with an absurd, you can’t call it otherwise, the removal of Rybus. First, Maciej got a yellow card for a foul in the center of the field, and then for some reason he began to argue with his opponent. Bezborodov showed integrity and immediately showed the Pole a red card.
Just before the whistle for the break, the situation worsened: the ex-Spartak player Timofeev was left unattended after filing from the “standard” and accurately hit his head.
During the break, Abascal replaced Nicholson, who played unsuccessfully, with Sobolev. And almost immediately after the resumption of the game, Sasha first fired dangerously from the left side, and then made a convenient discount for Promes, but Quincey, laying down his body, shot close to the post.
Akhmat, taking advantage of the advantage of one player, carried out quick counterattacks, which almost ended in the second goal several times. Substitute Agalarov was especially close to success, but again Selikhov proved to be great.
Just like a year ago, when Spartak got the draw in Grozny necessary for the silver medals in the last round, Moses, who appeared instead of Zinkovsky, succeeded in a chic saving blow. Victor took the ball to his chest outside the penalty area and sent it under the crossbar with the second touch.
In the end, the Nigerian almost ran one on one, but failed to beat the last defender.