OREANDA-NEWS The final matches took place at the Fonbet group stage of the Russian Football Cup. In the quartet In Rostov, having beaten Ural — 2:1, he took second place and reached the play-off of the "Path of the Russian Premier League". Yekaterinburg will continue to perform in the quarterfinals of the "Way of the Regions", as well as Krasnodar, which was ousted from second to third place by Dynamo. The Moscow club in the last round defeated "Pari Nizhny Novgorod" with a score of 2:1 and was ahead of the Kuban in group D on additional indicators.

Of the three final matches of the sixth round of the group stage of the Cup of Russia, one could already be called a friendly, since CSKA and Orenburg prematurely guaranteed their participation in the play-off of the "Path of the RPL". Well, maybe the army men were a little motivated by the desire to still get there from the first, and not the second place in group A. The Orenburg residents put up the second squad, giving almost all their leaders a rest.

However, the game unexpectedly turned out to be quite combative. CSKA failed to open the Orenburg defense until Abbosbek Fayzullaev, who knows how to screw up, forced Nikolai Titkov to foul himself in the penalty area. Fedor Chalov converted a penalty, but there was also a technician in the ranks of the guests — Emirjan Gyurlyuk, who single-handedly and very effectively built a return goal. And yet, before the break, the hosts led 2-1 when Anton Zabolotny demonstrated enviable dexterity. After falling in single combat with a defender, he instantly reacted to Kellven's discount and, jumping to his feet, sent the ball into the net with his head.

Finally, the outcome of this confrontation was predetermined by Chalov in the middle of the second half, when Fayzullaev robbed the gaping central defender of Orenburg Renato Gojkovic and gave his partner a pass to an empty goal. CSKA won 3-1 and finished first in the group with 11 points. The South Ural club scored the same amount, but it lost both personal meetings to the red and blue.