Claesson Has Beaten Gazinsky and Ari
The November series of the national team matches has been concluded, so now we are taking stock of the performance displayed by the FC Krasnodar players there.
Three Bulls made an appearance in the same UEFA Nations League game on 20 November. It was the decisive clash in a fight for the first position in the League B Group 2 between the national teams of Sweden and Russia that was staged at the Friends Arena in Solna, just north of the Stockholm City Centre. Midfielder Yury Gazinsky played a full 90 minutes with the away team, and striker Ari also came in as a substitution on the 77th minute. Attacking midfielder Viktor Claesson spent 80 minutes on a field of played for Team Sweden, and it was his brilliant pass that ultimately led to the second goal scored on the 72nd minute against the Russian team led by Stanislav Cherchesov.
After this 2-0 win the Swedes beat Team Russia on a tiebreaker due to better results in the face-to-face matches and finished first in the standings. The Blågult hence got elevated to League A, and they also received the right to fight for the UEFA Euro 2020 finals in spring 2020. Unfortunately for both the Sweden national team and FC Krasnodar, an injury sustained by Claesson ten minutes to the full-time became the main disappointment of the match.
The overall results of the FC Krasnodar players’ performance in the November fixtures of their national teams are as following:
- Six Bulls played in seven games (six official matches and one friendly). The Krasnodar players made an early appearance eight times, came in as a substitution once and were substituted twice.
- FC Krasnodar players did not mark themselves with any scored goals or assists in November, but a pass by Viktor Claesson became an assist to assist.
- The national teams with the black-green players achieved four wins and suffered four defeats.
- Viktor Claesson met Yury Gazinsky and Ari in a UEFA Nations League game of Sweden vs. Russia.
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