The Bulls Won Big in Siberia Sending the Home Team to the Second-Tier League
FC Yenisey Krasnoyarsk 0-4 (0-2) FC Krasnodar
Goals: Claesson, 31 (0-1), Gazinsky, 37 (Wanderson, 0-2), Ignatyev, 78 (Gazinsky, 0-3), Suleymanov, 87 (Kaboré, 0-4).
FC Yenisey Krasnoyarsk: Nesterenko, Danchenko, Gadzhibekov (Kutyin, 76), Sarr, Yatchenko, Ogude, Semakin, Zotov (Kichin, 12), Komolov, Komkov (Khubulov, 46), Sobolev.
FC Krasnodar: Safonov, Petrov, Spajić, Martynovich, Ramírez, Kaboré, Gazinsky, Pereyra (Olsson, 79), Claesson, Wanderson (Suleymanov, 71), Ari (Ignatyev, 66).
Yellow cards: Khubulov, 75 (foul play) – Pereyra, 51 (unsporting behaviour).
Referees: Matyunin, Yeremin, Shalamberidze (all Moscow).
11 May 2019. Krasnoyarsk. Central Stadium. Cloudy. 9 degrees. 10 409 spectators.
The southern team needed about half an hour to adjust somehow to the local bumpy pitch in cold Krasnoyarsk. On the 31st minute Viktor Claesson caught an unlucky ball cleared by the opposition and fired it from the 6-yard line into the Yenisey goal corner with a biting shot and a rebound from the ground. After this opener the Bulls unburdened themselves once and for all, hence the scoring chances next to the Nesterenko’s domain began happening one after another. Six minutes later Yuri Gazinsky made good use of a fine hidden pass by Wanderson and shot the ball past the goalie of the home team at close range.
The visitors had no less than a dozen of high-danger scoring chances to improve their lead before the full-time. But ultimately, FC Krasnodar achieved a big win today by means of the two young Academy-trained players that had come in as substitutions. Ivan Ignatyev made the score 3-0 after a classy serve by Gazinsky, and Magomed-Shapi Suleymanov scored another goal with his trademark shot from seventeen meters. Big win and a clean sheet as a result, so the black-greens have secured their third position in the standings and officially relegated FC Yenisey Krasnoyarsk from the Russian Premier League to the second-tier division, the FNL.