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.