CSKA beat Akhmat in six minutes. The goalkeeper couldn’t take it.
The army team caught up with Spartak, and Fuchs and Gaich returned to the field.
After the defeat from Zenit, the meeting with Akhmat seemed obviously difficult for CSKA. The Grozny club, unlike the team of Vladimir Fedotov, took a point in the match with the current champion of Russia, although they did not score. CSKA, on the other hand, lost 1-2 in St. Petersburg, and during the warm-up before the start of the match with Akhmat, lost Konstantin Kuchaev due to injury, who scored two goals this season.
This trouble did not affect the game of CSKA. The zeal of the army knew no bounds, and by the middle of the first half they created three dangerous moments: cutting the ball into their own net by Alexander Troshechkin, Jesus Medina’s shot after an excellent draw and a tight shot from Moises.
CSKA managed to break through Giorgi Shelia in the 29th minute. Fedor Chalov remained uncovered in someone else’s penalty area and, after a corner kick from Jesus Medina, scored the fourth goal of the season – 1:0.
While Andrei Talalaev was explaining to Artyom Timofeev how to defend properly, Akhmat conceded the second ball. For a few seconds, a hole formed in the defense of the Grozny team, and Kirill Nababkin appeared in the position of the center forward. The CSKA veteran shot powerfully into the touch after Igor Akinfeev’s skillful long pass and Igor Diveev’s accurate rebate.
Two minutes later, Jorge Carrascal sentenced Akhmat by scoring the third goal in six minutes. CSKA ate Akhmat under pressure, Maxim Mukhin dispersed the attack, and the Colombian midfielder dealt such a crushing blow to Giorgi Shelia’s goal. During the break, the latter was replaced by Mikhail Oparin.
“Akhmat” in the first half struck only two blows, but one of them turned out to be accurate – in the 41st minute, Mohamed Konate challenged Artur Yusupov in the fight for the best goal of the tour.
In the second half, the head coach of Akhmat showed a master class on substitutions. At the 56th minute, Bernard Berisha and Ivan Oleinikov entered the field, and two minutes later they organized the second goal of Akhmat: the Russian assisted, the Albanian scored.
Jesús Medina set the intrigue in the match with a kick from outside the box – 4:2.
In the end, there were two returns. Adolfo Gaitsch and Bruno Fuchs made their first appearances of the season. And both had the opportunity to score at the end of the meeting! The striker shot wide of the target from outside the penalty area, and the defender missed the goalkeeper.
Akhmat could have received a penalty in stoppage time for the second half, but Sergei Karasev, after watching the replay, decided in favor of CSKA. The result is 4:2. CSKA caught up with Spartak in the standings on points, but is inferior on goal difference. “Akhmat” after the 6th round risks dropping into the second half of the table.
Another Rocha is going to Russia. Is the future newcomer of CSKA as bad as Spartak?
In the next round, CSKA will play away with Rostov, while Grozny will host Krylya Sovetov, who have not won five matches in a row.