A Few Minutes Cost the Bulls Their Win

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Russian Football Championship 2018/19. MD 19. FC Krasnodar 2-2 FC Orenburg

FC Krasnodar 2-2 (0-1) FC Orenburg

Goals: Sutormin, 41 (Malykh, 0-1), Ari, 63 (Pereyra, 1-1), Skopintsev, 73 (Petrov, 2-1), Oyewole, 89 (Terekhov, 2-2).

FC Krasnodar: Sinitsyn, Stotsky (Skopintsev, 46), Spajić, Fjóluson, Petrov, Kaboré (Olsson, 65), Gazinsky, Pereyra, Claesson, Wanderson (Suleymanov, 80), Ari.

FC Orenburg: Frolov, Terekhov, S. Kozlov, Begić, Oyewole, Malykh, Miškić, Sutormin (А. Kozlov, 83), Popović, Malyarov (Afonin, 46), Despotović.

Yellow cards: Pereyra, 23 (foul play), Suleymanov, 86 (foul play) – S. Kozlov, 72 (foul play).

Referees: Matyunin, Averyanov, Murashov (all Moscow).

11 March 2019. Krasnodar. FC Krasnodar Stadium. Clear. 13 degrees. 16 367 Spectators.

MD 19 of the Russian Premier League was closed on Monday night with a clash of FC Krasnodar vs. FC Orenburg. The home team had a perfect chance to convert their huge playing advantage into an opener as early as on the 10th minute. Ari however failed to execute a penalty kick that had been ordered for a foul against Pereyra. As a result, it was the visitors who left the pitch for an interval in the lead, since late in the first half an accurate, if not that strong shot by Aleksei Sutormin found its target.

The black-greens brought on a deluge of attacks against FC Orenburg goal as soon as the game resumed, and on the 63rd minute an equalizing goal was scored. Pereyra served the ball softly behind defenders, and Ari sent it gently into the net with a header past the Orenburg goalie who had left his position between the sticks. Ten minutes later a second goal was scored against the South Ural team by Dmitri Skopintsev. The freshly-fielded rookie of the Bulls met an aimed cross by Petrov with a header. Unfortunately for the black-greens, they did not manage to bring the game to a win. On the 89th minute defender Adessoye Oyewole luckily placed his foot on the way of the ball that Terekhov had shot after a corner kick combination redirecting it into the net.