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Case Study: Zenit St Petersburg 3-2 Dinamo Moscow 13/9/2014

September 15, 2014
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Case Study: Zenit St Petersburg 3-2 Dinamo Moscow 13/9/2014

With these the two stand-out teams early on in the Russian Premier League season, this was sure to be an important clash to sort out the hierarchy among the title challengers. Moneyed Zenit looked the favourites going into the match, having seemingly shrugged off the slump that has seen them finish runners-up to CSKA...

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Case Study: Ufa 0-2 Dinamo Moscow 13/8/2014

August 13, 2014
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Case Study: Ufa 0-2 Dinamo Moscow 13/8/2014

After the setback against city rivals Spartak at the weekend, Dinamo Moscow looked to get their season back on track with a trip to Premier League first-timers Ufa, who were only founded in December 2010. Exciting new signing Mathieu Valbuena made his first start in Dinamo’s 3-4-1-2, while Igor Kolyvanov went with a 4-3-3....

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Case Study: Rubin Kazan 2-1 Zenit St Petersburg 21/7/2013

July 25, 2013
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Case Study: Rubin Kazan 2-1 Zenit St Petersburg 21/7/2013

While many other European clubs are being nicely eased back into the football season with pre-season opportunities to spread their brand in far-flung corners of the globe, Russian clubs have had to begin theirs in the sweltering heat to make way for the gruelling winter break. Both clubs got off to low-key starts –...

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Case Study: Rubin Kazan 0-0 Lokomotiv Moscow 20/5/2011

May 20, 2011
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Case Study: Rubin Kazan 0-0 Lokomotiv Moscow 20/5/2011

Yuri Krasnozhan led his Lokomotiv side into their game against the inconsistent Rubin Kazan heading the table, but ended up looking the worse off of the two teams. Both sides lined up in what were broadly 4-2-3-1 formations, although Cristian Noboa was playing noticeably higher up the pitch for Rubin than the other defensive...

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Case Study: Zenit St. Petersburg 6-1 Saturn Moscow 25/9/2010

September 29, 2010
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Case Study: Zenit St. Petersburg 6-1 Saturn Moscow 25/9/2010

Zenit continued their seemingly unstoppable march towards the Russian Premier league title with a 6-1 rout of Saturn, taking them four points ahead of Rubin Kazan with two games in hand. The teams had some similar aspects to their gameplans: Zenit lined up in what resembled a 4-2-1-3, with Saturn in a 4-2-3-1; Zenit...

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Case Study: Krylya Sovetov 0 – 1 CSKA Moscow 19/7/10

July 19, 2010
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Case Study: Krylya Sovetov 0 – 1 CSKA Moscow 19/7/10

A return to the Metallurg stadium for CSKA Moscow manager Leonid Slutsky was extremely comfortable. Playing against the cash-strapped team he departed from last year, his team barely had to turn up let alone get out of first gear to get a win over Krylya Sovetov, showing exactly why they’re footing the table in...

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