FC Lokomotiv and FC Krasnodar Shared Points in Moscow

Russian Premier League 2019/20. MD 16. FC Lokomotiv Moscow 1-1 FC Krasnodar

FC Lokomotiv Moscow 1-1 (1-1) FC Krasnodar

Goals: Krychowiak, 41 (1-0), Berg (Ari), 45+2 (1-1).

FC Lokomotiv Moscow: Guilherme, Rybus, Kolomeytsev, Höwedes, Vladislav Ignatyev, Mário, Murilo, Zhemaletdinov (Kulikov, 71), Krychowiak (An. Miranchuk, 46), Al. Miranchuk, Eder (Smolov, 55).

FC Krasnodar: Safonov, Ramírez, Spajić, Martynovich, Petrov, Kambolov (Olsson, 65), Vilhena, Fernandes, Ari (Utkin, 80), Suleymanov, Berg (Ivan Ignatyev, 73).

Yellow cards: Mário, 19, Zhemaletdinov, 52, Vladislav Ignatyev, 65, Kulikov, 72 – Ramírez, 27, Spajić, 40, Ari, 45+1, Berg, 48, Olsson, 70.

Referees: Bezborodov (Saint Petersburg), Danchenko (Ufa), Abusuev (Saint Petersburg).

10 November 2019. Moscow. Lokomotiv Stadium. Overcast. 9 degrees. 17 612 spectators.

The opening game of the second RPL round began for the Bulls with a goal scored but cancelled. On the 6th minute Fernandes served the ball to Ari and the latter scored a goal with a header. Unfortunately for the visitors, an offside had been observed by the referees. Another good assist by the Portuguese player was wasted by Berg. The Swede arrived to a rendezvous with Guilherme and took a shot that was as strong as it was inaccurate.

The key events of the first half took place closer to the half-time interval. It was Aleksei Miranchuk at first who skillfully executed a free kick from 18 meters and allowed Grzegorz Krychowiak to finish the ball after it had bounced off the crossbar. A few minutes later in the additional time Ari provided a low cross into the empty space, where Marcus Berg was first on the ball and shot it into the net.

On the 65th minute the Swedish striker was supposed to record a brace for himself, but he missed the far corner of the net after meeting an aimed low cross by Ramírez. Ari was the one who failed to gain a lead for FC Krasnodar, too. His shot from inside the box missed the top corner of the goal by a few inches at most. The black-greens never scored again tonight. As a result, the clash between FC Krasnodar and FC Lokomotiv ended with the same 1-1 tie as it did in the first round.