The Goals by Petrov and Berg Helped the Bulls to Beat FC Arsenal

Tinkoff Russian Premier League 2020/21. MD 3. FC Krasnodar 2-0 FC Arsenal Tula

FC Krasnodar 2-0 (1-0) FC Arsenal Tula

Goals: Petrov (Berg), 35, Berg (Gazinsky, 66).

FC Krasnodar: Safonov, Ramírez, Kaio, Martynovich, Petrov, Gazinsky (Kambolov, 83), Olsson, Utkin (Claesson, 75), Cabella (Suleymanov, 46), Wanderson (Kutovoy, 83), Berg (Matsukatov, 89).

FC Arsenal Tula: Nigmatullin, Bauer, Belyayev (Burlak, 76), Denisov (Dovbnya, 19), Kombarov (Khlusevich, 61), Gorbatenko (Tkachyov, 61), Čaušić, Lesovoy (Banda, 76), Kostadinov, Kavalyow, Lutsenko.

Yellow cards: Utkin, 27, Petrov, 62, Berg, 64, Olsson, 74 – Denisov, 16, Bauer, 37, Čaušić, 54.

Referees: Ivanov (Rostov-on-Don), Danchenko (Ufa), Bogach (Lyubertsy).

VAR: Turbin (Dmitrov), Usachev (Rostov-on-Don).

18 August 2020. Krasnodar. FC Krasnodar Stadium. Clear. 23 degrees. 3518 spectators.

FC Arsenal Tula had never scored a single away goal against FC Krasnodar, but very early tonight this non-scoring streak could have been broken. Lutsenko stole the ball away from Cabella after a bad pass, but fortunately for the home team, he failed to beat Safonov at close quarters.

The Bulls then got hold of the initiative. Wanderson fired a few shots on goal from a medium distance. On the 35th minute, the black-greens scored an opener in their trademark style. An elaborate build-up involving Olsson, Utkin, Gazinsky and Berg was finished by Sergei Petrov who shot the ball into the near corner of the net

In the middle of the second half, the team led by Murad Musayev scored the second goal. Gazinsky managed an intercept in the midfield and served a super precise pass to Marcus Berg making the ball look remotely-controlled. The Sweden national team striker beat Nigmatullin and rolled the pigskin into the empty goal.

Wanderson could have made the score big, but his tonight’s best shot merely hit the goalpost. And yet, two goals ware enough for FC Krasnodar. The Bulls achieved a regular clean sheet win over FC Arsenal Tula in the first home game and made the stats of the matches between the teams in questions even (three 3-0 wins and three 2-0 wins so far at the Krasnodar ground).

FC Krasnodar 2-0 FC Arsenal Tula

83 (10) Attacks (quick attacks) 86 (16)
15 Total shots 11
Blocked shots 2
Shots on goal 5
1.67 xG 0.85
Woodwork hits 0
8 Scoring chances 4
87 Won duels 79
61% Ball possession 39%
515 (85%) Completed passes (accuracy) 257 (75%)
Corner kicks 4
Offsides 1
14 Fouls 14