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Golovin stupidly retired and Ozdoev scored again. Weekends for Russians abroad

Dmitry Zimin December 25, 2023, 08:00 Moscow time Audio version: Your browser does not support the audio element.

Miranchuk and Kuzyaev were given very little time.

Some European Championships may have left for the Christmas holidays, but many Russians continue to prove their level. For some, last weekend was very good: Magomed Ozdoev scored again for PAOK and Grigory Morozov for Beitar. But Alexander Golovin will surely want to quickly forget the match against Toulouse, where he received a ridiculous red card. But first things first.

Our legionnaires last weekend.

Alexander Golovin (Monaco, France)

Alexander Golovin in Monaco


The Russian did not have a very successful match against Toulouse, but in the 51st minute the team led 2:1. Then the rules were broken against Alexander, but he could not contain himself and in response he hit his opponent in the leg with spikes. And all this in front of the judge. Naturally, the midfielder saw a red card in front of him. It’s good that he only missed one game.

In 51 minutes, the midfielder has 83% accurate passes, one shot on goal and one of the lowest marks on the team. But Monaco won even as a minority. Although the leader’s incontinence could cause many problems.

More details about the Russian elimination episode:

This hasn’t happened to Golovin for two years. The Russian could not contain his emotions and kicked his opponent

Daler Kuzyaev (Le Havre, France)

Daler Kuzyaev in Le Havre


The Russian started the second consecutive game on the bench. Considering Daler was a starter previously, this is an unpleasant sign. With Reims, Kuzyaev appeared on the field in the 84th minute. The team played in the minority and lost 0:1. The midfielder could not influence the result.

The Russian has eight accurate passes, one successful dribble, but not a single key pass or shot. For Le Havre, this is the third defeat in the last four games.

Magomed Ozdoev (PAOK, Greece)

Magomed Ozdoev at PAOK


Ozdoev appeared in the starting eleven of the match against Kifisiya and participated in the defeat. He scored the team’s fifth goal and left the field two minutes later. In 73 minutes, Magomed had 92% passing accuracy, two key passes, one shot on goal that ended in a goal. This is his fifth goal scored in the Greek championship.

PAOK remains the sole leader of the tournament. But the rivals are close. So the whole fight is still ahead.

Alexey Miranchuk (Atalanta, Italy)

Alexey Miranchuk at Atalanta

Photo: Jonathan Moscrop/Getty Images

The midfielder was released in the 85th minute for the second consecutive game. But if in the match against Salernitana everything was decided when Alexei came out, then with Bologna it was necessary to save the result. Atalanta was losing 0:1. This time it didn’t work out for Miranchuk. Although in the two previous games the Russian added a goal and an assist.

During his entire time on the field, Miranchuk touched the ball only five times and made two accurate passes. Atalanta was bad again: it’s difficult to score points when you only hit twice in the entire game.

And Bologna is good this season for a reason:

Another European sensation. Thiago Motta’s team can really fly to the Champions League!

How did the others play?

Magomed-Shapi Suleymanov started for the eleventh consecutive time for the Greek “Aris”, he tried with all his might, but the team could not beat “Lamia”, losing the victory in the fifth added minute. By this time, the Russian had already left the field.

Andrey Lunev has his second consecutive clean sheet for Qarabag. This time the team defeated Zira.

Reziuan Mirzov came on in the 73rd minute of the match with Kapaz, but did not score any effective action.

A lively interview with Mirzov:


“I didn’t think I needed to apologize to Yuran for this.” Mirzov – about Spartak and Khimki

Zelimkhan Bakaev played the entire match against Khor-Fakkan, but Al-Wahda lost 2:3.

Yuri Lodygin returned to the Panathinaikos starting team and his team confidently defeated Volos. The Russian did not miss a single goal.

Grigory Morozov started for Beitar in the match against Hapoel (Beer Sheva) and scored a goal in the 43rd minute. The match was absolutely crazy in terms of drama and ended in a draw: 4:4!

Roman Neustedter played 90 minutes against Antwerp, but his team could not defeat their rival.

Eupen lost the third game in a row, Alexander Filin came on as a substitute in the second half. With him on the field, the team did not lose, but could not escape defeat.

Russians who did not play in the last round

Arsen Zakharyan has pain in his right ischium, which is why he missed Real Sociedad’s match against Cádiz. Now the Spanish Championship has taken a short break, but the Russian should be ready for the match against Alavés on January 2.

Should we worry about Zakharyan in Spain?

Zakharyan does not score in Spain. What’s happening?

Alexander Kokorin missed the match against AEZ Zakakiu. But the forward was noticed in Dubai in the company of Alexander Sobolev. The absence of the Russian did not prevent Aris from winning.

“Venice” has not won for three games. And Denis Cheryshev spent the entire game with Lecco on the bench.

Nikita Iosifov was not in the Mirandés squad for the match against Elche.



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