Ari and Shapi. The Bulls Whitewash FC Arsenal Tula
FC Krasnodar 2-0 (1-0) FC Arsenal Tula
Goals: Ari, 38, penalty kick, Suleymanov, 64.
FC Krasnodar: Safonov, Ramírez, Fjóluson, Martynovich, Petrov, Vilhena, Stotsky (Fernandes, 78), Olsson (Utkin, 84), Ari, Suleymanov, Berg (Kambolov, 70).
FC Arsenal Tula: Levashov, Álvarez, Grigalava, Belyayev, Bauer, Kostadinov, Tkachyov, Gorbatenko, Lesovoy (Lutsenko, 74), Lomovitsky, E. Kangwa.
Yellow cards: Olsson, 45+2, Martynovich, 90+6 – Lomovitsky, 43
Red card: Vilhena, 90+2.
Referees: Kazartsev (Saint Petersburg), Danchenko (Ufa), Murashov (Moscow).
29 September 2019. Krasnodar. FC Krasnodar Stadium. Clear. 17 degrees. 23 516 spectators.
In the first half FC Krasnodar had an upper hand over the visiting team, and it was converted into an opener. On the 37th minute Álvarez brought Ari down with his thigh in the own box, and the victim of the foul executed the penalty kick himself.
Soon after the interval the Bulls unleashed a whole series of sharp attack against FC Arsenal. Olsson hit the second pole after a rebound from some defender on one occasion. Later Ramírez bent the ball that hit the crossbar in a spectacular way. Finally, Levashov saved his team after a shot by Suleymanov from a free kick. On the 64th minute the keeper’s efforts were not sufficient though. Magomed-Shapi Suleymanov won the ball back next to the opposite goal and fired two shots in a row. The goalie coped with the first shot, but not the second one. 2-0!
The remaining time of the match was filled with mutual attacks and mutual mistakes, but no more goals were scored. FC Krasnodar thus broke its nasty streak of three games lost in various tournaments. The black-greens have accumulated 23 points on their piggy bank, and they have caught up with a group of teams in the RPL standings that occupy positions from two to five with the same amount of points after eleven matchdays. And by the way, speaking about the Tula team, the Bulls have whitewashed them for the fourth time in a row.