FC Ufa v CSKA Moscow 11/05/2016

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Whilst FC Ufa are still playing with the prospect of relegation hanging behind them, CSKA were looking to extend their lead at the top of the title and reclaim their RPL title…

With both teams at different ends of the table, it was a game both were looking for a vital 3 points. But it was a bad start for the home fans to watch, as CSKA winger, Tosic’s, shot was palmed back into the danger area by keeper, Shelia, which Alan Dzagoev headed in to an empty net. 0-1

Just 3 minutes this lead lasted, as FC Ufa went on a dangerous counter attack, the ball was looped over and looked to be out of play, but it was hooked back in the box for striker, Sysuev to head past the stranded keeper, Akinfeev. 1-1

The home side almost took the lead before half time, a looping header from a corner had Akinfeev beaten, if not for the post CSKA would be a goal down.

The visitors did take the lead in the 60th minute, Wernbloom latching on to a great pass and squeezing the ball past the keeper, albeit in an awkward fashion! 1-2

The league leaders then finished off the game in the 69th minute, Dzagoevs shot first saved by Shelia, but the rebound was pounced on by striker, Musa, to get his 12th goal of the season. 1-3

CSKA remain at the top of the table by 2 points, FC Ufa sit in 13th, just a point separating them from the relegation spotcska3

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FC Ural v CSKA Moscow 28/04/2016

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With just 5 games left to go in the Russian Premier League, and with the top 6 clubs having the possibility to win the title, the next five games look set to be unpredicatable and exciting.

Game week 25 was kicked off with the match between FC Ural and CSKA Moscow. With both clubs having different MO’s; CSKA looking for their first championship in 3 years, and FC Ural looking to cement their place in the Europa League Third Qualifying Round.

In a cagey first half, the deadlock was broken after a sweet back heeled pass put the ball on a plate for Aaron Samuel Olanare to slot home with ease. It then took the leaders 15 minutes into the second half to double score their second; some poor defending and missed clearances from the FC Ural defence led to Ahmed Musa getting the ball just outside the 6-yard box, and smashing it low and hard out of the keeper’s reach, netting his 11th goal of the season. FC Ural kept showing good attacking intent, but often failed to take a shot when one was needed, especially compared to CSKA’s 9 shots on target. Then, in the 75th Minute, Alan Dzagoev killed any hopes the home side may have had to draw level when he made it 3-0 after some good build up play from the away side.

This win has put CSKA top of the league by 2 points, with close rivals FC Rostov yet to play. CSKA