SPARTAK WIN RUSSIAN CUP FOR FIRST TIME IN 19 YEARS
The final match of the Cup of Russia between Spartak and Dynamo took place on 29 May 2022 at the Luzhniki Stadium. Almost 70,000 spectators watched this eventful game. Spartak won in regulation time 2-1, and will play Zenit in the Super Cup on 9 July.
Spartak immediately seized the game initiative and managed to take the lead as early as the first half. Mikhail Ignatov made a great pass to Aleksandr Sobolev who authored the ball. “The Red-Whites could extend their lead even before the break while Dynamo players failed to challenge Oleksandr Maksimenko.
In the second half, the situation changed slightly. “Dynamo seized the initiative in the first 15 minutes, which helped the team to level the score. Arsen Zakharyan’s shot on 55 minutes hit the target.
However, a game surge from Sandro Schwartz’s charges gave way to Spartak’s dominance again. On 72 minutes, after a pass from the aforementioned Sobolev, Quincy Promes went in front of the opposition goalkeeper and coolly outplayed him.
“Dynamo had a chance to take the game into extra time in the 99th minute. However, Daniil Fomin failed to take a penalty, giving Spartak the Russian Cup title. “The Red-Whites become 4-time winners of the tournament.