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Sports Weekend: between football and tennis

October 13 2006

Over the weekend, before the lovers of sports is impossible task to cover all the most interesting. On Saturdays and Sundays in the "Olympic" semifinals and finals "Kremlin Cup", as in the next weekend will be another round of Russian soccer Premier League ".

In "Kremlin Cup" already has left a lot of strong athletes, worth at least fly in the first round of Michael Southern "from racket" German Philipp Kohlschreiber (6:2, 7:5)? And how do you still play Vesnina in the first racket of the world Frenchwoman Amelie Mauresmo (5:7, 6:3, 7:6 (7:3))? Today it became known that due to a leg injury, the second consecutive year, concluded her speech at the "Kremlin Cup" Maria Sharapova.

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At the moment waiting for us, of course, stellar semifinal in men: Nikolay Davydenko against Fabrice Santoro. In the second semi-final "fold her" rackets Marat Safin and Igor Kunitsyn. Semi-finals in women Dementieva - Chekvetadze in one pair and Nadia Petrova against the World No. Amelie Mauresmo in the second. All these matches will take place in the ceaseless struggle for several hours, because at stake is not only "Kremlin Cup", but a solid cash jackpot.

For all those who are indifferent to the tennis, there is a great alternative to go to football, the benefit of all three championship leader (Lokomotiv Moscow, CSKA and Spartak) hold their games at home in Moscow. Headquarters match on tour at least two. The first - is "Spartacus" against Zenit St. Petersburg. The teams shared only one point, and hence, the game between these rivals promises to be hot. Recall that in the first round in St. Petersburg, Zenit suffered the biggest defeat of the season (1:4). In favor of the guests except revenge sentiment, and win-win series in 13 games, plays, and the fact that the Muscovites game misses the main goalkeeper Wojciech Kowalewski.

The second is central game though with a small stretch of the imagination be called Derby "Lokomotiv" - "Moscow". The railroad headed standings with 43 points, the "Moscow" at 11 less and the team Leonid Slutsky was ranked fifth. If Saturday unyielding "citizens" to prevail over the Trust Slavoljub Muslin, and Zenith did not win the "Spartacus", they came so close to the group leaders and will be able to compete for a ticket to the "UEFA Cup" and possibly "Champions League".

CSKA Moscow stalled take Kazan Rubin, and to continue the fight for "gold" they need to beat wards Kurban Berdiyev.

Of course, interesting matches of two teams struggling for survival. The once great club "Dynamo" and "Torpedo", in this round are checked debutants at the Premier League. " Vladivostok Luch-Energia for the entire season only once lost the house guests (21st round with Zenit 1:2) and "Dynamo" to jump above their heads to earn much-needed in the fight for a place under the sun glasses.

Spartak Nalchik for today's "Torpedo" is also not a gift. So far this season, "Torpedo" did not won a single away victory, and only 6 times played a draw. With great difficulty and "Torpedo" and "Dynamo" given score balls, both teams to the 22 th round, is not scored and 20 goals.

Even with a theoretical chance to say goodbye can Yaroslavl "Shinnik" if you do not take the upper hand in Samara on the local "Soviet Wings". After a 22-game from the blue-black only 9 points.

p align = "justify"> Our forecast:

Luch-Energiya - Dinamo M - 2:0

Spartak M - Zenit - 2:2

Amkar - Saturn -1:1

Spartak - Torpedo - 2:1

CSKA - Rubin - 3:1

Lokomotiv M - Moscow - 2:1

Rostov - Tom - 2:0

Krylia Sovetov - Shinnik - 3:1

Vitvitskiy Alex


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