Fantastic Willpower of the Bulls in the Capital of Bashkiria
FC Ufa 2-3 (2-0) FC Krasnodar
Goals: Carp, 29 (Kozlov, 1-0), Tabidze, 39 (Thill, 2-0), Namli, 49 (2-1), Vilhena, 73 (Kambolov, 2-2), Tabidze, 86 (own goal, 2-3).
FC Ufa: Chernov, Sukhov, Putsko, Tabidze, Jokić, Aliyev, Fomin, Carp (Zaseyev, 84), Thill (Krotov, 83), Kozlov (Sysuyev, 72), Igboun.
FC Krasnodar: Safonov, Petrov, Spajić, Martynovich, Ramírez, Kambolov, Olsson (Ignatyev, 65), Vilhena (Fjóluson, 88), Namli (Suleymanov, 70), Wanderson, Ari.
Yellow cards: Igboun, 64 (foul play), Krotov, 89 (unsporting behaviour) – Spajić, 28 (foul play), Ramírez, 54 (foul play).
Referees: Eskov, Mosyakin, Bolotenkov (all Moscow).
20 July 2019. Ufa. Neftyanik Stadium. Cloudy. 28 degrees. 6 680 spectators.
MD 2 of the Russian Premier League 2019/20 was opened in the capital of Bashkiria with a game between FC Ufa and FC Krasnodar. The home team established a comfortable lead in the fist half by means of two lucky goals from set pieces. With half an hour of the game played, Cătălin Carp scored an opener after a free kick combination that was followed by his mighty shot from 17 meters into the corner of the goal guarded by Safonov. Ten minutes later Thill provided an aimed serve during a corner kick that allowed Jemal Tabidze to take an unsavable header.
Very early in the second half Younes Namli effectively found his way in the opposite box and shortened the gap with a shot at close range. The Bulls went on attacking, and on the 73rd minute Tonny Vilhena shot an amazingly accurate screamer from 35 meters that sent the ball directly into the top corner of the home goal and made the score equal again. The visitors didn’t stop however, and their inspired onslaught resulted in the third scored goal. On the 86th minute Cristian Ramírez took a strong shot from the corner of the penalty area making the ball hit Jemal Tabidze’s head, change its path and enter the Ufa net. This super strong-willed comeback win on behalf of FC Krasnodar became the first one for the team this season.