The second of the three parties first Sunday of the Russian leagues will take place between two teams from the capital: Spartak and Lokomotiv.
Spartak Moscow is in second place after 14 rounds with 30 points, tied with the band on 3rd and 6 points behind the leader. Last round, the team coached by Valery Karpin came home, 2-0, to Rostov. Actually ,, piglets’ are unbeaten at home since the start of last season return. At midweek, Spartak played a cup match, defeating hardly away on Shinnik, 1-0, goal scored from the penalty spot. Spartak Moscow defeated in both confrontations with other bands in the capital this season. Perhaps the biggest handicap for the hosts will be no spectators. The decision was taken by the Board of Appeal following an incident occurred three days ago in the match with Shinnik. In view of tomorrow’s match, Spartak has 4 absent: Romulo, Tasci, Bocchetti and Bryzgalov.
Lokomotiv Moscow is on equal points with her opponent on Sunday, but with a weaker goal difference. Leonid Kuchuk group coached by was eliminated this week, the Cup of Russia by Rotor Volgograd, second divisional imposing after penalty shootout. The last trip of the championship, which took place last week ,, railroaders’ passed Rubin Kazan 2-1. Guilherme continue to not enter the calculations coach, goalie is still injured.
Last season, Spartak and Lokomotiv have not scored a single goal, the first field. Those were the only points lost at home by ,, Little Pigs ”, the last 5 games direct. Centralia this match will be Alexey Nikolaev, who refereed 9 games in the Premier League this season, showing 30 yellow cards and one red. He was at the center of the capital in two other derbyuri: Lokomotiv – CSKA or Spartak – CSKA. He was at the center and in August 2010, when Spartak defeated away to Lokomotiv, 3-2. Nikolaev then showed five yellow cards.