FNL 2019/2020

Championship of the National Football League shows the real face of Russian football. There is a place for playing teams, beautiful stadiums, a developed fan movement. The geography of FNL makes this tournament truly popular. The second most important football league in Russia is played by teams from Kaliningrad, Armavir, Volgograd, Tomsk, Saransk, Nizhnekamsk, Khabarovsk, Krasnoyarsk, Vladivostok.

These things decorating football border on such phenomena as bankruptcy of clubs, problems with licensing. Therefore, before the start of the FNL championship 2019/2020, there was a mess with a set of clubs.

Who to play?

FNL Championship involves 20 teams. Each season their composition changes by almost a third:

  • Two clubs drop into the FNL from the Premier League (guaranteed);
  • Two more clubs participate in butt matches of the FNL and the Premier League (two more possible changes);
  • The five teams that took last places (from 16 to 20) fly to the PFL.

According to the results of the previous championship, Tambov and Sochi went for an increase. The decrease in class affected Anji and Yenisei. As a result of a series of shocks, Anzhi's place was occupied by the Voronezh Torch (in turn, he was to fly to the PFL - 17th place). The same story happened with the Baltic (16th place in the 18/19 season). She did not fly to the PFL due to the fact that the Sakhalin team did not pass the licensing of the RFU. In the butt games, Tom and Nizhny Novgorod lose to Ufa and the Wings of the Soviets, respectively, and remain in the FNL. Other teams that joined the 19/20 FNL season were: Tekstilshchik, Neftekhimik, Chaika, Torpedo.

Season start

The second division started on July 7th. Matches do not spoil the abundance of goals scored. In the first six rounds, more than 150 goals. Loss of points could not be avoided by any team.

TeamANDATNPMABOUT
1. Torpedo971116-722
2. Khimki963023-621
3. The rotor961216-819
4. Tom953110-318
5. Chertanovo953110-618
6. Spartak-2943215-1015
7. Shinnik943213-1115
8. SKA-Khabarovsk933310-812
9. Ray933314-1512
10. Armavir933310-1112
11. Baltic93159-1110
12. Petrochemist923411-129
13. Nizhny Novgorod92348-139
14. Vanguard92349-169
15. Mordovia92258-138
16. Krasnodar-292257-128
17. Textile worker922511-178
18. The Seagull91534-78
19. Yenisei91354-146
20. Torch91264-125

At this point, a pronounced group of leaders has formed (although the distribution by places is still purely symbolic, the position of clubs in the standings will change after each round) - these are Khimki, Tom, Chertanovo, Rotor, Torpedo. Potentially, these same teams will play the first places and vouchers for access to the Premier League. You can add Shinnik and SKA-Khabarovsk to them.

If we compare the results of the last season, then the closest to the increase were Chertanovo, Tom, Nizhny Novgorod. Moreover, Nizhny Novgorod unexpectedly poorly started the new season poorly, settling in 12th place. The results of the matches (three defeats in seven meetings) make the position of head coach Dmitry Cheryshev precarious. The resignation of coaches in the Football National League is a frequent occurrence (sometimes several mentors are replaced during the season).

In a small list of applicants, the only club with a specifically formulated task is Khimki, Moscow Region. The club’s general director, Vasily Ivanov, confirmed that the team, led by Andrei Talalaev, was tasked with joining the RPL according to the results of this season.

It is strange that the Yenisei at the beginning of the championship slides into the basement of the table in 18th place. The head coach Dmitry Alenichev and many performers left the team. As a result, the “coaching bridge” was occupied by Alexander Alekseev, who came from the youth team. New players bought and rented. The management has set the task to return to the Premier League. But while the club is experiencing great difficulty in solving this problem.

Mordovia also recently performed well in the Premier League, but is now lagging behind the FNL table. The team from Saransk and last season not far from the relegation zone to the PFL. This year, this fate is becoming more possible.

Torpedo is gradually reborn. Over the past five years, car manufacturers have managed to fly out of the Premier League, survive bankruptcy, revival and performance in the PFL. According to the results of the 18/19 PFL season, the “Center” zone of Torpedo issued an exit to the FNL. At the same time, black and white conducted a 21-match series without defeats, which became the PFL record. Torpedo kicked off the season in the FNL: five wins, third place. A great advantage of the club from Vostochnaya Street is its coaching staff, where Nikolay Savichev (head coach), Sergey Ignashevich (head coach) run the game. Ignashevich is trying to instill in the players the character of the winners based on his experience gained in Loko, CSKA, the national team. It turns out pretty well. The dashboard is in third place, its player Ivan Sergeyev is the top scorer (4 goals).

Another club that still runs in the leaders of the FNL is the Volgograd Rotor. His name is inscribed in the glorious times of Russian football. The rotor was twice a silver medalist (1993, 1997), received bronze (1996). In 2004, the club flew out of the top division and has since been wandering in the lower leagues. Currently, much has changed in the life of the club: a new home stadium has appeared (Volgograd Arena - World Cup heritage 2018), a stable budget has been formed. Such a club is outgrowing the level of FNL, it should play in the Premier League. The start of the 19/20 season shows that the club is seriously set to upgrade. After seven rounds in the asset of the Rotor 16 points, a good goal difference (+8).

In the basement of the standings there is also a tense struggle. Together with the Yenisei, Mordovia, here are Krasnodar-2, Torch, Textile worker. On the border of the departure zone are the Baltic, Seagull. Two recruiting clubs Tekstilshchik and Seagull do not yet correspond to the level of FNL. It’s not the first season that the torch and Baltic are at the end of the table, and each time they keep their registration in the FNL for events independent of them. There is no pressure on Krasnodar-2. This farm club is virtually motivated in the second division. If the team takes a place that allows you to go to the Premier League, the transition will not happen. Krasnodar-2 is the farm club of the first team of the same name, deprived of the opportunity to go to the RPL.

FNL Match Schedule 2019/2020

The football calendar of the national league consists of 38 rounds. The last round will be played in mid-May. Perhaps the intrigue regarding the distribution of seats will continue until the very end.

It’s difficult to determine the central match of each round. A separate game collects its own interested audience.

1st round

07/07/2019 SKA Hub. 1 - 2 Shinnik
07/07/2019 Ray 2 - 5 Khimki
07/07/2019 N.Novgorod 0 - 2 Tom
07/07/2019 Textile worker 0 - 1 Yenisei
07/07/2019 Mordovia 0 - 1 Petrochemist
07/07/2019 Vanguard 0 - 3 Rotor
07/07/2019 Seagull 0 - 1 Chertanovo
07/07/2019 Torch 0 - 1 Torpedo M
07/07/2019 Baltic 0-1 Spartak-2
07/09/2019 Armavir 2 - 1 Krasnodar-2

2 round

07/13/2019 Spartak-2 2 - 2 SKA Hub.
07/13/2019 Tom 2 - 0 Armavir
07/13/2019 Torch 0 - 0 Seagull
07/13/2019 Shinnik 1 - 0 Mordovia
07/13/2019 Khimki 3 - 0 Vanguard
07/13/2019 Krasnodar-2 1 - 2 Ray
07/13/2019 Neftekhimik 1 - 1 N. Novgorod
07/13/2019 Rotor 3 - 2 Textile Worker
07/13/2019 Chertanovo 2 - 1 Yenisei
07/13/2019 Torpedo M 2 - 0 Baltic

3 round

07/19/2019 N.Novgorod 1 - 3 Shinnik
07/20/2019 Torch 0 - 0 Chertanovo
07/20/2019 Baltic 0 - 1 Seagull
07/20/2019 SKA Hub. 0 - 1 Torpedo M
07/20/2019 Mordovia 1 - 0 Spartak-2
07/20/2019 Armavir 0 - 2 Neftekhimik
07/20/2019 Ray 1 - 1 Tom
07/20/2019 Vanguard 1 - 1 Krasnodar-2
07/20/2019 Textile worker 1 - 4 Khimki
07/20/2019 Yenisei 0 - 3 Rotor

4 round

07/24/2019 Tom 2 - 0 Vanguard
07.24.2019 Spartak-2 2 - 0 N. Novgorod
07.24.2019 Krasnodar-2 1 - 1 Textile worker
07/24/2019 Neftekhimik 1 - 1 Ray
07.24.2019 Shinnik 1 - 1 Armavir
07.24.2019 Torch 1 - 2 Baltic
07.24.2019 Torpedo M 2 - 2 Mordovia
07.24.2019 Khimki 4 - 0 Yenisei
07.24.2019 Chertanovo 1 - 0 Rotor
07.24.2019 Seagull 0 - 2 SKA-Hub.

5 round

07/28/2019 SKA Hub. 1 - 0 Torch
07/28/2019 Ray 2 - 1 Shinnik
07/28/2019 Yenisei 0 - 1 Krasnodar-2
07/28/2019 Tom 2 - 1 Textile Worker
07/28/2019 Mordovia 0 - 0 Seagull
07/28/2019 N.Novgorod 2 - 1 Torpedo M
07/28/2019 Baltic 1 - 2 Chertanovo
07/28/2019 Vanguard 1 - 0 Petrochemist
07/28/2019 Rotor 1 - 1 Khimki
07/29/2019 Armavir 1 - 1 Spartak-2

6 round

08/03/2019 Ray 2 - 4 Spartak-2
08/03/2019 SKA Hub. 2 - 0 Baltic
08/03/2019 Tom 0 - 0 Yenisei
08/03/2019 Chertanovo 0 - 0 Khimki
08/03/2019 Shinnik 1 - 3 Vanguard
08/03/2019 Torch 2 - 1 Mordovia
08/03/2019 Neftekhimik 1 - 2 Textile worker
08/03/2019 Krasnodar-2 0 - 1 Rotor
08/03/2019 Seagull 0 - 0 N. Novgorod
08/04/2019 Torpedo M 2 - 1 Armavir

7 round

08/10/2019 SKA Hub. 0 - 0 Chertanovo
08/10/2019 Ray 0 - 1 Torpedo M
08/10/2019 Yenisei 2 - 2 Neftekhimik
08/10/2019 Tom 0 - 1 Rotor
08/10/2019 Mordovia 0 - 3 Baltic
08/10/2019 N.Novgorod 2 - 1 Torch
08/10/2019 Textile worker 1 - 1 Shinnik
08/10/2019 Vanguard 2 - 2 Spartak-2
08/10/2019 Khimki 3 - 0 Krasnodar-2
08/10/2019 Armavir 2 - 1 Seagull

8 round

08/14/2019 Ray 1 - 1 Seagull
08/14/2019 SKA Hub. 1 - 2 Mordovia
08/14/2019 Tom 0 - 0 Khimki
08/14/2019 Spartak-2 1 - 2 Textile worker
08/14/2019 Neftekhimik 1 - 2 Rotor
08/14/2019 Shinnik 0 - 0 Yenisei
08/14/2019 Torch 0 - 2 Armavir
08/14/2019 Chertanovo 1 - 2 Krasnodar-2
08/14/2019 Torpedo M 3 - 1 Vanguard
08/14/2019 Baltic 2 - 1 N. Novgorod

9th round

08/18/2019 Mordovia 2 - 3 Chertanovo
08/18/2019 N.Novgorod 1 - 1 SKA-Hub.
08/18/2019 Armavir 1 - 1 Baltic
08/18/2019 Ray 3 - 0 Torch
08/18/2019 Vanguard 1 - 1 Seagull
08/18/2019 Torpedo M 3 - 1 Textile worker
08/18/2019 Rotor 2 - 3 Shinnik
08/18/2019 Khimki 3 - 2 Petrochemist
08/18/2019 Krasnodar-2 0 - 1 Tom
08/20/2019 Spartak-2 2 - 0 Yenisei

10 round

08/25/2019 Mordovia - N. Novgorod
08/25/2019 SKA Hub. - Armavir
08/25/2019 Baltic - Ray
08/25/2019 Torch - Vanguard
08/25/2019 Seagull - Textile worker
08/25/2019 Torpedo M - Yenisei
08/25/2019 Shinnik - Khimki
08/25/2019 Neftekhimik - Krasnodar-2
08/25/2019 Chertanovo - Tom
08/26/2019 Spartak-2 - Rotor

11th round

08/31/2019 N.Novgorod - Chertanovo
08/31/2019 Armavir - Mordovia
08/31/2019 Ray - SKA Hub.
08/31/2019 Vanguard - Baltic
08/31/2019 Textile worker - Torch
08/31/2019 Yenisei - Seagull
08/31/2019 Rotor - Torpedo M
08/31/2019 Khimki - Spartak-2
08/31/2019 Krasnodar-2 - Shinnik
08/31/2019 Tom - Neftekhimik

Video: review of the 6th round of the FNL 2019/2020

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