A Winning Finish for the Season and the Second Bronze RPL Medals in the Club’s History
FC Krasnodar 1-0 (0-0) FC Rubin Kazan
Goal: Claesson, 59 (Wanderson, 1-0).
FC Krasnodar: Safonov, Petrov, Spajić, Martynovich, Stotsky (Skopintsev, 56), Kaboré (Olsson, 68), Gazinsky, Pereyra (Utkin, 77), Claesson, Wanderson, Ari.
FC Rubin Kazan: Baburin, Ustinov, Sorokin, Uremović, Stepanov, Kambolov (Sagitov, 30), Konovalov, Bashkirov, Kh. Bayramyan, Podberyozkin (Panteleyev, 65), Poloz.
Yellow cards: Gazinsky, 57 (attack breakdown), Ari, 67 (unsporting behaviour) – Kh. Bayramyan, 40 (unsporting behaviour), Sagitov, 45+2 (foul play), Uremović, 85 (attack breakdown).
Referees: Moskalev (Voronezh), Safyan, Murashov (both Moscow).
26 May 2019. Krasnodar. FC Krasnodar Stadium. Cloudy. 21 degrees. 34 897 spectators.
Two black-green midfielders shared the captain’s armband in the closing match of the season vs. FC Rubin Kazan that became their farewell appearance with the Bulls. Charles Kaboré led the home team to the pitch as a team captain for the kick-off, and Mauricio Pereyra did the same after the half-time interval. As for the game, the Krasnodar team obviously had an upper hand throughout a full 90 minutes, but they were able to score a goal only on the 15th minute of the second half. A rapid attack was underway when Wanderson delivered an accurate pass to Viktor Claesson, who then one-touched the bal into the first corner of Baburin’s domain. The team led by Murad Musayev had created a lot of decent scoring chances before this opener, and they went on creating them afterwards, but in the end the Bulls limited themselves with a single scored goal and a minimal win. As a result, FC Krasnodar collected 56 points and effectively won their second bronze medals of the Russian Premier League in the Club’s history. In addition, they have a chance now to get to the UEFA Champions League group stage through the qualifying rounds.