MOSCOW, may 5. / TASS /. Moscow football club "Locomotive" in his field defeated Petersburg "Zenith" with the score 1: 0 and one round before the end of the season became the champion of Russia.
The winning goal in the 88th minute, scored by Portuguese striker Eder owners. In the 79th minute of the match he came on as a substitute in Anton Miranchuk. Eder, who moved to the "Locomotive" before the start of the current season "champion" goals. In the final of the European championship in 2016, his goal has been brought victory over Portugal over France.
"Locomotive" for the third time in its history won gold medals of the national championship. For the first time the railroad won in 2002, beating CSKA Moscow in "gold" the match with the score 1: 0. Two years later "Locomotive" repeated the success. All three times the team won the championship of Russia under the leadership of Yuri Semin.
Halfback "Locomotive" Igor Denisov fourth time in his career became the champion of Russia. Previously, he won the gold medal in the composition "Zenith" (2007, 2010, 2011/12). For the second time in his career the champion was another midfielder of the railwaymen Alan Kasaev, in 2009, he won the championship of Russia in the composition of Kazan "Ruby". All the other players "Locomotive" for the first time in his career became owners of gold medals.
The best scorer of the Moscow club in the current Premier League season is a Peruvian midfielder Jefferson Farfan, Owners after 29 rounds and 10 goals scored. Russian midfielder of railwaymen Anton Miranchuk leads the team in number of assists, at the moment he has six assists. His brother Aleksey Miranchuk is the only player "Locomotive" who appeared in the starting team.
"Locomotive" to the championship
In the summer of 2016 President "Locomotive" was Ilya Herkus, in this position, he was replaced by Olga Smorodskaya. Igor Cherevchenko has resigned as head coach of the team, and he was replaced Semin. During the season the team has been enriched with Farfan (free agent), on loan until the end of the season "Locomotive" moved Denisov ("Dynamo" Moscow) the Georgian defender Solomon Kverkvelia ("Ruby") and Brazilian striker Ari ("Krasnodar"). In the championship of Russia of a season-2016/17 "Locomotive" took eighth place, but won the Cup, beating in the final of the Yekaterinburg "Ural" (2: 0).
Before the start of the current season "Locomotive" bought Kvirkvelia, extended hire Ari for another year, rented from the French "Lille" the Portuguese striker Eder, signed a free agent Denisov and acquired the Polish midfielder Maciej rybus from the French "Lyon". In The Europa League "Locomotive" reached the 1/8 finals, losing to Madrid "Atletico". In the Cup of Russia the railwaymen were unable to defend his title, losing in the 1/16 finals of the Samara "Wings Of The Soviets" (2: 3).
In the second round of the championship of Russia "Locomotive" beat CSKA (3: 1) and came in first place. Until the 13th round, the railroad "Spartacus" (4: 3). In the 14th round "Locomotive" defeated "Krasnodar" (2: 0) and regained the lead in the championship, which has not been conceded to anyone the rest of the season. After the 14th round "Locomotive" suffered only two defeats in the championship "Amkar" (1: 2) and "Krasnodar" (0: 2), while the railwaymen beat "Zenith" (3: 0) and drew with CSKA (2: 2) and "Spartacus" (0: 0).
Semin is the third time in his career. Number of victories in the Premier League. It is compared with the former coach of CSKA Leonid Slutsky. Only former trainer "Spartacus" Oleg Romantsev (8) and the ex-coach of CSKA Moscow and Vladikavkaz club "Spartak-Alania" Valery Gazzaev (4) often led their teams to the championship. Semin won the gold medal of the Premier League after 14 years after the last championship, setting a record of the Championships of Russia by the number of years.
Semin, who on 11 may will turn 71, became the oldest coach to win the championship of Russia. Previously, the oldest specialist, leading his team to gold medals, was the Dutchman dick Advocaat, who at age 60 became the champion of Russia together with "Zenith".
"Locomotive" thanks to an early victory in the championship of Russia. In the season 2018/19 Russia will be represented in the Champions League with three teams. The clubs finishing first and second place will go directly to the group stage of the tournament. "Locomotive" to take part in the Champions League for the first time since season 2005/06.
The championship of Russia on football 2017/18
|Four||CSKA||Twenty eight||Fifteen||Seven||Six||41-22||Fifty two|
|Eight||Ural||Twenty eight||Eight||Thirteen||Seven||31-29||Thirty seven|
|Ten||Ruby||Twenty eight||Nine||Nine||Ten||31-24||Thirty six|
|Eleven||Ahmad||Twenty eight||Nine||Eight||Eleven||28-34||Thirty five|
|Thirteen||Amkar||Twenty eight||Eight||Seven||Thirteen||18-30||Thirty one|
|Fourteen||Anji||Twenty eight||Six||Six||Sixteen||30-51||Twenty four|
|Fifteen||Tosno||Twenty||Six||Six||Seventeen||23 to 49||Twenty four|