Six of Rostovs players were positive for the new crown in the pre match routine. According to the rules of the Russian football association, Rostov first team will not be able to participate in the game and the whole team will be isolated.
The Russian football association wanted to postpone the match, but Sochi refused. According to the regulations, if the Russian Super League wants to postpone the game, it needs the consent of both teams. Due to Sochis refusal to postpone the match, the Russian football association can only allow the match to take place as scheduled. With the first team isolated, Rostov could only be sent to the youth team.