Matchday 29 Review: Kuchta's Magic Number, Bicfalvi Blitz, Krasnodar finished with 11 graduates

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We have looked back over the Russian Premier Liga Matchday 29 fixtures to bring you our favourite statistics and figures. 

0 - Akhmat Grozny fans don't usually go home empty handed. This season they have been treated to all-or-nothing performances at home, with not a single draw all campaign following their nail-biting final home game of the season. Mohamed Konate did the honours off the bench, while Giorgi Sheila prevented Krylia equalising from the penalty spot. 

2 - Arsenal Tula traveled to Ufa knowing their RPL lives depended on at least avoiding defeat, but more likely beating their nearest relegation rivals. Given that Ufa had not scored more than one goal in each of their last nine home games, keeping a clean sheet was an important task - but Miodrag Bozovic's side were sent back to the second tier after a 2-1 defeat. This means they have gone two whole seasons without keeping a clean sheet away from home in the top flight. 

3 - Three is clearly Jan Kuchta's magic number. Lokomotiv's Czech striker completed the side's comeback to claim a point at home to Dynamo in a 3-3 draw for his third RPL goal of the season. Lokomotiv have scored precisely three goals in all three games featuring Kuchta on the scoresheet, with his goals the third and decisive ones on each occasion. 

10 - There is no question who Ural Ekaterinburg's talisman has been this season once again. When the chips have been down Eric Bicfalvi invariably shows up, so it was no surprise he was the spark that broke the deadlock at home to Rubin Kazan. For good measure, the Romanian forward then deflected in Rafal Augustinyak's rifled shot for his 10th RPL goal of the season, making it his most prolific personal league campaign since joining the club. 

11 - Krasnodar have impressively managed to resist a complete collapse after their first team squad was decimated by the departure of all senior foreign players over the spring, and claimed another late win to beat CSKA Moscow at the weekend. The biggest victory, perhaps, was on the team sheet as they walked off the pitch: all 11 players who finished the game were produced in the club's academy system. 

20 - It is almost becoming repetitive having to highlight Lokomotiv's comeback prowess, but when they save a point in a derby game after falling not one but two goals behind, it bears mentioning. After Dynamo went 3-1 up at the RZD Arena, once again the Railroaders had to dredge up their famous reserves to claim a share of the spoils, making it 20 points from losing positions - seven more than the next highest. 

26 - When Bicfalvi's deft touch sealed the thumping the third goal for Ural, it marked the first time in 26 home games that Ural had scored three goals. It also meant they were no longer the outright lowest scorers in the RPL as it took them level with Nizhny Novgorod on 25 goals for the season. 


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