After huge win in Moscow derby coaches decided to refresh the squad putting Maxim Tsyplakov and Ilya Talaluyev to the lineup.

In first frame our team played quite passive in enemy waters. During our power play Riga defensemen showed a ton of brave blocked around six shots. Dinamo opened the scoreboard with a long-distance shot from Nerius Alisaukas. Our players did not have enough gas in the tank to change the momentum.

However starting from the second period we played more aggressively and was able to tie the score only at 52nd minute of the play when Maxim Goncharov fired from his cannon. Unfortunately, game was decided in regular time. Unnecessary mistake led to Nikita Setdikov’s first goal for Dinamo. In last seconds Andris Dzerins sent an empty-netter into our net.

Dinamo Riga – Spartak – 3:1 (1:0, 0:0, 2:1)

Goals: 1:0 Alisauskas (Lipsbergs, Dzerins, 05:30), 1:1 Goncharov (Daugavins, 51:49), 2:1 Setdikov (Dzerins, Meija, 56:36), 3:1 Dzerins (Lipsbergs, Redlihs, 59:36)

Goalies: Salak - Hudacek