Russian players in European competitions: how they played Golovin, Chalov and Khaikin in the Europa League and the Conference League – 17 March 2022

Russian players in European competitions: how they played Golovin, Chalov and Khaikin in the Europa League and the Conference League – 17 March 2022

Golovin assist and Khaikin’s mistakes. How the Russians played in European competitions

Pavel Prokhorov

Pavel Prokhorov

How the Russians played in European competitions

Then came the clubs of our two legionnaires.

On Thursday, March 17, some Russian legionnaires immediately played in European competitions. Fedor Chalov spent 82 minutes in the game with Marseille, Alexander Golovin, coming on as a substitute, scored an assist with Braga and Nikita Khaikin, although he made two mistakes, went with his team to the quarterfinals of the Conference League.

Golovin’s assist did not save Monaco

In 2022, Golovin rarely appears on the field. In January the midfielder was recovering from an abdominal muscle spasm, in early February he contracted the coronavirus and at the end of the month suffered a contagious muscle injury. But in the match with Braga (1: 1), Alexander took 40 minutes.

This season of European competitions, the Russian midfielder looked good: he scored a goal and scored an assist in the match with Sparta Prague in the Champions League qualifier, made two assists in the group stage of the Europa League in matches with Sturm and Real. Sociedad, and now he helped Monaco avoid a second loss against Bragas by assisting Axel Disas.

Golovin came on as a substitute in the 52nd minute. The midfielder looked interesting and created three scoring chances. Alexander took all the corner kicks in Monaco, one of which ended with a goal in the 90th minute. Russia received a score of 6.97 points from the SofaScore portal.

Braga advanced to the quarterfinals of the Europa League thanks to a 2-0 victory at home.

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Chalov did not score against Marseille in either match

Chalov played in two games with Marseille, spending on the field 71 and 82 minutes respectively. In the first meeting, the striker hit an incorrect shot and played more for the partners – he organized two good moments. Moreover, the Russian won three of the five equestrian martial arts and won 7.0 from SofaScore.

In the return match, Chalov sought space between center-backs, opening up and playing together. “Basel” scored the only goal in the 63rd minute, when Dan Ndoy closed the transfer of a partner. In this episode, Chalov opened up to the near post, pulled the Marseille defender behind him and created free space for the goal-scorer. But, like Golovin in the Europa League, Chalov leaves the Conference League: Basel lost in total to Marseille (1: 2, 1: 2).

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Khaikin erred in episodes with two goals, but his team went further

“Bodø-Glimt” Haikin opposed “AZ” from Alkmaar. Already in the 18th minute, the Russian goalkeeper made a mistake that led to the goal. This episode started with a long pass from deep behind the backs of the defenders. The AZ player may have been out, but there is no VAR in the Conference League. Khaikin wanted to secure the defenders, came out of the penalty area. However, he was late and striker Vangelis Pavlidis threw the ball near him. The Norwegian defender remained at the gate, who could not repel the shot.

Eight minutes later, Bodø-Glimt equalized with the efforts of Amal Pellegrino, but immediately lost the second. Here Khaykin also played not in the best way. After a pass from the right, he stood on his feet waiting for a kick, though he should have attempted to stop the ball flying along the goalkeeper. The same Pavlidis scored from a deadly position from a few meters.

The result 2: 1 in favor of “AZ” sent the teams in extra time, where the Norwegians were stronger. Bodø-Glimt scored in the 105th minute and saved. In extra time, Khaykin kept the goal intact, receiving a yellow card in the 116th minute.

Why Miranchuk was not included in the Atalanta squad for the match against Bayer

But Alexey Miranchuk was not included in Atalanta’s application for the return match with Bayer. The player’s agent Vadim Shpinyov spoke about the reasons for the midfielder’s absence: “Everything is fine with Lyosha. Due to a slight muscle spasm, the decision was made to miss two matches. “Starting next week, we hope for a full return to the overall group.”



Who came out of Karpin's list.  Losses of the Russian team
Who came out of Karpin’s list. Losses of the Russian team

In the first match the midfielder played for 13 minutes but did not score any goals. However, he will still have a chance to excel in Europe – according to the sum of the two meetings, Atalanta went to the quarterfinals of the Europa League (3: 2, 1: 0).

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