The former Nigeria international was given his marching orders because the People’s Team crashed out of the Russian Cup on Saturday evening
Victor Moses was sent off as Spartak Moscow bowed 2-0 to Dinamo Moscow in Saturday’s Russian Cup encounter.
With nine minutes to the conclusion of the Round of 16 fixture, the Chelsea loanee was dismissed for a second caution by referee Kirill Levnikov.
Moses, 30, had already been cautioned within the 15th minute of the encounter, however, he was shown a red card for his tackle on Russian forward Daniil Lesovoy. that’s the third time the previous Wigan Athletic, Liverpool and Inter Milan man would tend his marching orders in his professional career.
Having in mind that the winners of the crunch Moscow derby would be guaranteed an area within the quarter-finals of the competition, both clubs came to the VTB Arena with all guns blazing.
Nevertheless, it had been the Loudspeakers who took the lead within the 16th minute as Daniil Fomin converted from the penalty mark after VAR replays adjudged Moses to possess handled a free kick taken by Daniil Lesovoy. Fomin took the following kick and sent goalkeeper Aleksandr Maksimenko the incorrect way.
All efforts from the visiting team to level matters proved abortive because the first-half ended 1-0 in favor of Sandro Schwarz’s team.
In the last half, Spartak Moscow dominated the ball possession, yet, their constant attacking moves met strong resistance from a solid Spartak backline plus some moments of brilliance by goalkeeper Anton Shunin.
Twenty minutes to full-time, substitute Konstantin Tyukavin sealed the win after heading past Maksimenko a cross from Polish midfielder Sebastian Szymanski.
Nigeria international Sylvester Igboun was introduced for Vyacheslav Grulyov eight minutes to the top of the encounter, while Burkina Faso star Charles Kabore was brought certain Szymanski within the 91st minute. Cameroon international Clinton N’Jie wasn’t listed for the low-scoring encounter.
Thanks to this result, Dinamo Moscow is thru to the last eight of the tournament as Spartak’s ambition of a 14th cup success faded into nothingness.
Moses and his teammates would now shift their attention to February 28’s league showdown against Rubin Kazan. because it stands, they occupy the third position within the Russian top-flight with 35 points from 19 outings within the 2020-21 campaign.