The Bulls Beat Tambov

Russian Premier League 2019/20. MD 6. FC Tambov 0-2 FC Krasnodar

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

Goals: Wanderson (Suleymanov), 2, Utkin, 78.

FC Tambov: Shelia, Tetrashvili, Gogoua, Oyewole, Takazov, Karasyov, Osipenko, Rybin, Chernyshov (Benito, 62), Kostyukov (Khosonov, 75), Mamtov (Appayev, 46).

FC Krasnodar: Kritsyuk, Ramírez, Fjóluson, Spajić, Petrov (Stotsky, 46), Kambolov, Vilhena, Olsson (Berg, 65), Wanderson, Suleymanov, Ignatyev (Utkin, 79).

Yellow cards: Karasyov, 15 (foul play), Tetrashvili, 77 (foul play), Benito, 82 (unsporting behaviour), Khosonov, 82 (attack breakdown) – Ramírez, 11 (attack breakdown).

Referees: Voloshin (Smolensk), Danchenko (Ufa), Murashov (Moscow).

17 August 2019. Saransk. Mordovia Arena. Overcast, drizzle. 21 degrees. 7115 spectators.

For the second time this week, the Bulls scored an early opener that ultimately resulted in a won game. On the 2nd minute a defending corner was played when Wanderson Maciel received the ball from Magomed-Shapi Suleymanov, launched a counterattack and expertly made good use of a one-on-one situation with the Tambov goalie. It should be noted, this assist has become the first one for Shapi with FC Krasnodar.

And yet, the first half was not easy for the black-greens, since both teams made too many mistakes on a field of play that had become swampy after a small rain. As a result, the Bulls failed to improve their lead before the half-time interval.

On the 47th minute the referee had every reason to order a penalty kick after a handball by Gogoua in his own box, but this episode went unpunished. One way or another, it did not prevent FC Krasnodar from scoring another goal from open game. Daniil Utkin, another Krasnodar Academy-trained player, came in on the 77th minute and one minute later he was the one to send the ball under the crossbar with a medium-distance shot.

The win over FC Tambov allowed the Bulls to accumulate 13 points and climb to the second position in the standings, where they will remain at least until Sunday when more matches of the same matchday are played.