Yuri Semin

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MOSCOW, March 1. /Offset. TASS Dilshad Lomovsky/. Forward of football club “Lokomotiv” Ari had good moments in the match of the Cup of Russia with “Tosno”, which was supposed to score because is a big master. This at a press conference said the chief coach of “Locomotive” Yuri Semin.

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On Wednesday “the locomotive” in the match of 1/4 of final of Cup of Russia in his field defeated the “Tosno” from the Leningrad oblast with the score 1:0 and reached the semi-finals of the tournament. 31-year-old Ari made his debut for the railwaymen went out on the field in the 70th minute instead of his compatriot Maicon Marques.

“It’s good, except that he needs to score from situations in which there was, because he is a great master and well-realizing moments. Our match was tense . Today we played well in defense, not allowed to create chances, but most importantly, we won,” said Semin.

He also noted that the defender Taras Michalik escaped serious injury. “I think he’s fine. The doctor will do. He took upon himself a very severe blow, is now come, lay low and everything will be fine,” said the head coach.

In the semi-finals of the Cup of Russia “the locomotive” will play against “Ufa”, which Wednesday defeated Makhachkala “Anji” with a score 1:0.