Tonight in Dubai, the Latvian champion "Riga Football Club" suffered a painful loss with the result 0:4 against the Russian Premier League club "Spartak Moscow". Tomorrow we will play against the Armenian team "Noah".
In the previous game, "Riga" got the first victory in 2021. 2:0 against Uzbek champion "Pakhtakor". Before that, three losses - 0:3 against St. Petersburg "Zenit", 0:1 against "Krasnodar" and 0:1 against Soligorsk "Shakhtyor".
"Riga" showed good football in the first half. We were uncompromising in duels, we played disciplinedly in defense and we also created good opportunities to score goals. After Gabriel's Ramoss pass our striker Stefan Milosevic had a great opportunity to score, but "Spartak" was saved by the goalkeeper. Both teams showed good inspiration to fight for the win. Our goaalkeeper Nils Puriņš also played well in first 45 minutes. At the end of the half, Antonijs Černomordijs scored after the cross, but the linesman signaled for offside. After the first half, a draw of 0:0.
In the 58th minute, Roman Zobnin scored the first goal with a great shot into the far corner - 0:1. A few minutes later, Milosevic had another chance. This time, Mikael Soisalo crossed the ball into the penalty are, and ball after forwards shot went just wide. Over the next 20 minutes, the referee gave two 11-meter penalties to the "Riga" goal. "Spartak" players scored twice - 0:3. On the other side of the pitch, after Anton Kurakin got hit the referee did not whistle... In the 90th minute, "Spartak" scored the fourth goal, when Jordan Larssson scored after a great combination. Loss with the result 0:4.
"Riga" will play the next test game tomorrow. At 14:00 Latvian time we will start the game against the Armenian team "Noah".