Kristall finish first stage of Russian league on top despite final day loss

Lokomotiv beat Kristall on the final day to secure top seed in Superfinal

The final games of the Russian Beach Soccer Championship regular stage were contended on Sunday.

Defending champions Lokomotiv Moscow cut the gap between themselves and league leaders by beating them 6-4 to secure second place.

Delta pulled off an impressive victory against Lokomotiv, showcasing how open and competitive the Russian league is, to finish in third. Spartak, Lex and CSKA also qualified for the Superfinal, to be played in Moscow from 30 June to 4 July.

Krylia Sovetov, who registered just three points in the regular stage, will not compete in the Superfinal. The groups for the final stage in the Russian capital will be:

 

Group A

Kristall

Spartak

CSKA

 

Group B

Lokomotiv 

Delta

Lex

 

Lokomotiv Moscow’s Boris Nikonorov finished the regular stage at the top of the scoring charts with an impressive 18 goals in 11 games.

 

RESULTS

 

10/06

Krylia Sovetov 3-7 Spartak

Delta 4-3 Lokomotiv 

CSKA 2-6 Kristall

 

11/06

Delta 2-4 CSKA

Lex 4-2 Krylia Sovetov

Lokomotiv 6-5 Spartak

 

12/06

Krylia Sovetov 2-10 Lokomotiv

Spartak 5-3 CSKA 

Kristall 7-2 Lex

 

13/06

Spartak 2-11 Lex 

CSKA 3-7 Lex

Kristall 4-6 Lokomotiv

 

STANDINGS

1st – Kristall (30)

2nd – Lokomotiv (24)

3rd – Delta (20)

4th – Spartak (16)

5th – Lex (15)

6th – CSKA (11)

7th – Krylia Sovetov (3)

 

For full details on the Russian Beach Soccer Championship visit bsrussia.com

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