Did you also admire Khimki keeper Lantratov? He didn’t drag only penalties, although he loves them and analyzes them in FlashScore – Russia 2020 – Blogs
Decorated the match with saves.
Zenit took the Russian Cup, scoring only one goal against Khimki. Juran’s team defended cautiously, and when the defenders failed, Ilya Lantratov was dragging on the ribbon. If you choose the hero of the match, this is it.
The goalkeeper has 6 saves and a space five-minute at the beginning of the second half. First, Azmun fell out one on one after a subtle pass from Dziuba – Ilya jumped out of the gate and closed the corner.
Then Zenit took a corner, and after a series of rebounds the ball came to Rakitskiy. Yaroslav tried to knock in the fall – but Lantratov beat off with his feet.
A little later, Khimki tried to run away in a counterattack, but Zenit intercepted the ball: Santos gave it to Dziuba, who was blundered by one defender, and Artyom laid the other one down on a swing and shot almost from the goalkeeper’s line. Yes, yes, the Khimki goalkeeper kicked again.
It seemed that no one was able to break Lantratov – in the middle of the half, he dragged Kuzyaev’s blow with his head, stretching out in an elegant jump. But Zenit still scored – from the penalty spot. Dzyuba calmly sent the ball down to the right corner, and the goalkeeper fell into the left. Perhaps, it was especially offensive to miss Lantratov from the 11-meter – the keeper is specially preparing for them.
“I love the penalty. As Yashin said, an unbeaten penalty is a fielder’s mistake. There is always a lot of pressure on the batter. Most goalkeepers jump at random, but I analyze the opponent’s penalty takers. It’s simple – open FlashScore (now FlashScore), watch the latest performers and where they beat. But I only watch this season – I do not want to fill my head with unnecessary information that only distracts, ”Lantratov explained in interview to the club site…
And in the episode from Dziuba’s penalty kick, Ilya acted correctly: he jumped to the left (for the batter) corner – there Artem hits most often. But the striker outplayed the goalkeeper.
– FC Zenit ✨ (@zenit_spb) July 25, 2020
Ilya is a graduate of Belgorod football. At the age of 15, he had already signed a professional contract with the local Salyut, in 2013 he made his debut, but due to the club’s financial problems in the winter of 2014 he moved to Moscow and became a player at Lokomotiv-2.
Ilya was summoned several times to the training camp with the main team, but did not go further: in 2016 Lantratov moved to Shinnik as a free agent. But he didn’t stay there either – a year later he moved to Baltika (also free).
In the 2018/19 season, Lantratov was entrenched at the start, but in the winter the club began to optimize costs – the players were asked to cut wages or look for a new club. The keeper moved to Fakel, where he spent the spring part of the season, and moved to Khimki last summer.
Ilya does not always appear at the Khimki base: he has 15 matches in the FNL and 2 in the Cup (semifinals and final); the other keeper (Yegor Generalov) – 9 games in the championship and 1 in the Cup.
Perhaps, after such a performance, the clubs of the first half of the RPL table will wink at Lantratov.