Saturday, October 25, 2008

Yegor Titov leads Khimki to victory

Since joining Khimki from his legendary role at Spartak Moscow, Yegor Titov has simply had a stunning impact. While the fight to avoid relegation in the Russian Football is one of the toughest in the sport, Khimki has done what many considered possible and are now out of the danger zone, due of-course to arrival of the great veteran.

Prior to his arrival the club had only one once during the season and relegation seemed to be a mere formality. However over the last eight matches, starting with the close 2-0 loss to table leaders Rubin Kazan, Khimki has registered upsets over Saturn Moscow, Lokomotiv Moscow, drew against Shinnik Yaroslav and today defeated Luch-Energiya Vladivostok 3-1 with the thirty-two year-old Yegor Titov leading the way with a goal nine minutes after the break.

Vladivostok had opened the scoring twenty-eight minutes into the match with Leandro's goal before Yegor Titov's leveler. Entering the match after the break, ex-Spartak Moscow teammate and Tricolorii Florin Costin Şoava added the second eight minutes later to give Khimki the lead to stay. With fifteen minutes remaining Bosnia and Herzegovina international Vule Trivunović sealed the victory for Khimki to take the match to its final 3-1 score.