1994 in Russian football

1994 was the third season Russia held its own national football competition since the breakup of the Soviet Union.

Club competitionsEdit

FC Spartak Moscow won the league for the third time in a row.

Lower leagues were re-organized, with second-highest First League converted to one zone and a new professional Third League started.

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Cup competitionsEdit

The second edition of the Russian Cup, 1993–94 Russian Cup was won by FC Spartak Moscow, who beat PFC CSKA Moscow in the finals in a shootout 4-2 after finishing extra time at 2-2.

Early stages of the 1994–95 Russian Cup were played later in the year.

European club competitionsEdit

1993–94 UEFA Champions LeagueEdit

FC Spartak Moscow finished the group stage in third place, not qualifying for the semifinals.[1]

FC Spartak Moscow: Staučė, Khlestov, Ivanov, Tsymbalar, Pisarev (Rodionov, 46), Nikiforov, Ternavski, Karpin (captain), Piatnitski, Lediakhov, Beschastnykh.
FC Spartak Moscow: Staučė, Khlestov, Ivanov, Tsymbalar, Ternavski, Nikiforov, Onopko (captain), Karpin, Piatnitski, Lediakhov (Rodionov, 46), Beschastnykh (Pisarev, 73).
FC Spartak Moscow: Staučė, Mamedov, Ternavski (Khlestov, 75), Tsymbalar, Rodionov (Pisarev, 61), Nikiforov, Onopko (captain), Karpin, Piatnitski, Lediakhov, Beschastnykh.
FC Spartak Moscow: Staučė, Mamedov, Ternavski, Tsymbalar (Lediakhov, 77), Pisarev, Nikiforov, Onopko (captain), Karpin, Piatnitski, Masalitin (Alenichev, 80), Beschastnykh.

1993–94 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup and 1993–94 UEFA CupEdit

All the Russian participants were eliminated in 1993.

1994–95 UEFA Champions LeagueEdit

FC Spartak Moscow qualified directly for the group stage. It did not qualify from the group, coming in third place.[2]

Dynamo penalty kick by Mykhaylenko in the 24th minute was saved by Tyapushkin.
FC Spartak Moscow: Tyapushkin, Mamedov, Ternavski, Tsymbalar, Rakhimov, Chudin, Naduda, Alenichev (Mukhamadiev, 61), Piatnitski (captain), Pisarev, Tikhonov (Rodionov, 43).
FC Spartak Moscow: Tyapushkin, Mamedov, Tikhonov, Tsymbalar, Rakhimov, Nikiforov, Onopko (captain), Khlestov, Piatnitski, Pisarev, Mukhamadiev (Alenichev, 68).
FC Spartak Moscow: Tyapushkin, Ananko, Kechinov, Tsymbalar, Rakhimov, Nikiforov (Ternavski, 85), Onopko (captain), Tikhonov, Piatnitski, Pisarev, Mukhamadiev (Konovalov, 75).
FC Spartak Moscow: Tyapushkin, Ananko, Khlestov, Alenichev, Rakhimov, Nikiforov, Onopko (captain), Tikhonov, Piatnitski, Pisarev (Naduda, 85), Kechinov.
  • November 23, 1994 / Group B, Day 5 / FC Spartak Moscow - FC Dynamo Kyiv 1-0 (Mukhamadiev   53') / Moscow, Luzhniki Stadium / Attendance: 35,000
FC Spartak Moscow: Tyapushkin, Khlestov, Lipko, Alenichev, Rakhimov, Nikiforov, Onopko (captain), Tikhonov, Piatnitski (Naduda, 88), Pisarev (Konovalov, 64), Mukhamadiev.
  • December 7, 1994 / Group B, Day 6 / Paris Saint-Germain F.C. - FC Spartak Moscow 4-1 (Weah   27'   52' Ginola   42' Raí   60' - Rodionov   67') / Paris, Parc des Princes / Attendance: 31,461
Spartak penalty kick by Kechinov came off the post in the 57th minute.
FC Spartak Moscow: Tyapushkin, Khlestov, Lipko, Alenichev, Kechinov (Konovalov, 74), Nikiforov, Onopko (captain), Tikhonov, Piatnitski, Pisarev, Mukhamadiev (Rodionov, 46).

1994–95 UEFA Cup Winners' CupEdit

PFC CSKA Moscow were eliminated in the first round.

PFC CSKA Moscow: Novosadov, Radimov, Kolotovkin, Mashkarin, Mamchur, Shoukov (Semak, 62), Antonovich, Broshin, Sinyov, Tatarchuk (Sergeyev, 46), Faizulin.
PFC CSKA Moscow: Novosadov, Radimov, Kolotovkin, Bystrov, Mamchur, Mashkarin (Bushmanov, 46), Sinyov (Demchenko, 71), Broshin, Minko, Shoukov, Faizulin.

1994–95 UEFA CupEdit

FC Rotor Volgograd and FC Tekstilshchik Kamyshin were both eliminated by FC Nantes in the first and second round respectively, with Nicolas Ouédec scoring 7 goals in 4 games. FC Dynamo Moscow were eliminated in the second round.[3]

FC Dynamo Moscow: Smetanin, Timofeev, Samatov, Shulgin, Smirnov, Chernyshov (captain), Klyuyev, Cheryshev, Tetradze (Borodkin, 69), Ivanov, Simutenkov.
FC Rotor Volgograd: Samorukov, Zhunenko, Burlachenko, Gerashchenko (captain), Nechay, Tsarenko, Yeshchenko (Shmarko, 69), Niederhaus (Berketov, 87), Veretennikov, Yesipov, Nechayev.
FC Tekstilshchik Kamyshin: Filimonov, A. Morozov, Minayev (captain), Yudin, Zhabko, O. Morozov, Navochenko, Tsygankov (Rozin, 72), Filippov, Volgin, Gusakov (Polstyanov, 51).
  • September 27, 1994 / first round, return leg / FC Dynamo Moscow – R.F.C. Seraing 0–1 (Schaessens   89') / Moscow, Dynamo Stadium / attendance: 5,000
FC Dynamo Moscow: Smetanin, Timofeev, Samatov, S. Nekrasov, Smirnov (Kutsenko, 41), Chernyshov (captain), Klyuyev, Cheryshev, Yakhimovich, Ivanov, Simutenkov.
  • September 27, 1994 / first round, return leg / FC Nantes – FC Rotor Volgograd 3–0 (Ouédec   29'   61' Loko   75') / Nantes, La Beaujoire / attendance: 36,000
Nantes penalty kick by Ouédec in the 72nd minute missed the goal.
FC Rotor Volgograd: Samorukov, Zhunenko, Burlachenko, Gerashchenko (captain), Nechay, Tsarenko, Yeshchenko (Khuzin, 60), Niederhaus, Veretennikov (Troynin, 75), Yesipov, Nechayev.
  • September 27, 1994 / first round, return leg / Békéscsaba – FC Tekstilshchik Kamyshin 1–0 (Csató   77' (pen.)) / attendance: 2,000
FC Tekstilshchik Kamyshin: Filimonov, A. Morozov, Minayev (captain), Prokhorov, Tsygankov, O. Morozov, Navochenko, Rozin, Pimenov (Natalushko, 46), Volgin, Filippov (Kuznetsov, 72).
FC Dynamo Moscow: Smetanin, Timofeev, Kovtun, S. Nekrasov, Samatov, Chernyshov (captain), Klyuyev, Cheryshev, Yakhimovich, Ivanov, Simutenkov.
  • October 19, 1994 / second round, first leg / FC Nantes – FC Tekstilshchik Kamyshin 2–0 (Ouédec   32' (pen.)   61') / Nantes, La Beaujoire / attendance: 34,000
FC Tekstilshchik Kamyshin: Filimonov, A. Morozov, Minayev (captain), Yudin, Zhabko, O. Morozov (Rozin, 87), Navochenko, Tsygankov, Filippov, Volgin, Natalushko (Pimenov, 84).
FC Dynamo Moscow: Smetanin, Samatov, Kovtun, Khidiyatullin (Borodkin, 61), Shulgin, S. Nekrasov, Filippov (Klyuyev, 12), Cheryshev, Yakhimovich, Ivanov, Simutenkov.
  • November 1, 1994 / second round, return leg / FC Tekstilshchik Kamyshin – FC Nantes 1–2 (Polstyanov   68'Ouédec   47'   64') / Moscow, Dynamo Stadium / attendance: 7,000
FC Tekstilshchik Kamyshin: Filimonov, A. Morozov (Polstyanov, 64), Minayev (captain), Yudin, Zhabko, O. Morozov, Navochenko, Rozin, Filippov, Pimenov, Natalushko.

National teamEdit

Russia national football team played at the 1994 FIFA World Cup, not qualifying from the group, even though Oleg Salenko became the top scorer of the competition. In late 1993, 14 players signed a letter demanding the resignation of Pavel Sadyrin and appointment of Anatoliy Byshovets as the manager. Sadyrin stayed as the manager. Some of the players who signed returned to the team, but several (Igor Dobrovolski, Igor Shalimov, Igor Kolyvanov, Sergei Kiriakov, Vasili Kulkov, Andrei Kanchelskis and Andrei Ivanov) did not play at the World Cup. After the tournament, Sadyrin was replaced by Oleg Romantsev for the subsequent games.[4]

Russia: Khapov, Gorlukovich, Galiamin, Popov, D. Kuznetsov (Cheryshev, 74), Tetradze, Tatarchuk (Tedeyev, 57), Korneev (Rakhimov, 83), Salenko, Borodyuk (captain), Radchenko.
Russia: Khapov, Gorlukovich, Galiamin, Popov (Podpaly, 79), D. Kuznetsov, Tetradze, Korneev, Tedeyev (Cheryshev, 70), Salenko, Borodyuk (captain), Radchenko (Tatarchuk, 85).
Russia: Kharine, Gorlukovich, Rakhimov, Kovtun, Tetradze, Korneev (Cheryshev, 58), Popov, D. Kuznetsov, Salenko, Borodyuk (captain), Radchenko (Kosolapov, 87).
Russia: Kharine, Galiamin, Nikiforov (Tatarchuk, 81), Tsymbalar, Gorlukovich, Ternavski, D. Kuznetsov, Popov, Borodyuk (captain) (Beschastnykh, 60), Yuran (Onopko, 46), Radchenko (Lediakhov, 87).
Russia: Kharine (captain), Galiamin, Onopko, Nikiforov, D. Kuznetsov, Ternavski, Piatnitski, Tsymbalar, Salenko, Mostovoi, Radchenko.
Russia: Kharine (captain), Nikiforov, Gorlukovich, Khlestov, D. Kuznetsov, Ternavski, Piatnitski, Karpin, Tsymbalar, Yuran (Salenko, 56), Radchenko (Borodyuk, 76).
Russia: Kharine (captain), Gorlukovich, Nikiforov, D. Kuznetsov, Khlestov, Popov (Karpin, 40), Onopko, Mostovoi, Borodyuk (Galiamin, 50), Salenko, Radchenko.
Russia: Cherchesov, Khlestov, Nikiforov, Ternavski, Onopko (captain), Tsymbalar, Tetradze, Korneev (Radchenko, 65), Karpin, Lediakhov (Beschastnykh, 77), Salenko.
Russia: Cherchesov (Kharine, 46), Mamedov, Ternavski (Kulkov, 59), Tsymbalar, Rakhimov (Radimov, 46), Nikiforov, Onopko (captain), Yesipov (Mandreko, 46), Beschastnykh, Tetradze (Kosolapov, 83), Simutenkov (Niederhaus, 83).
Russia: Cherchesov, Mamedov, Kulkov, Tsymbalar, Shalimov (Tetradze, 46), Nikiforov, Onopko (captain), Kanchelskis (Karpin, 46), Piatnitski, Kolyvanov (Radchenko, 46), Kiriakov.
Russia: Cherchesov, Kulkov (Tetradze, 62), Nikiforov, Tsymbalar (Kolyvanov, 55), Shalimov, Karpin, Onopko (captain), Kanchelskis, Radchenko, Piatnitski, Kiriakov.
Russia: Cherchesov, Kulkov, Nikiforov, Gorlukovich, Shalimov, Karpin, Onopko (captain), Kanchelskis, Piatnitski (Tetradze, 75), Radchenko, Radimov.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Champions League 93/94 results summary by KLISF". Archived from the original on 2009-10-09. Retrieved 2009-10-06.
  2. ^ Champions League 94/95 results summary by KLISF
  3. ^ UEFA Cup 94/95 results summary by KLISF
  4. ^ Кашинцев Александр. "National team games in 1994". Archived from the original on 2009-09-25. Retrieved 2009-10-06.