A Goal by Wanderson Brought the Bulls a Tie with PFC CSKA

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Tinkoff Russian Premier League 2020/21. MD 5. FC Krasnodar 1-1 PFC CSKA Moscow

FC Krasnodar 1-1 (0-1) PFC CSKA Moscow

Goals: Kuchayev (Vlašić), 28 (0-1), Wanderson, 80 (1-1).

FC Krasnodar: Safonov, Ramírez (Suleymanov, 79), Sorokin, Martynovich, Petrov, Gazinsky (Vilhena, 46), Olsson, Utkin (Matsukatov, 68), Claesson, Wanderson (Smolnikov, 83), Berg.

PFC CSKA Moscow: Akinfeev, Shchennikov, Magnússon, Diveyev, Kuchayev (Tiknizyan, 79), Fernandes, Oblyakov, Maradishvili, Vlašić, Sigurðsson (Gaich, 79), Chalov (Zaynutdinov, 54).

Yellow cards: Berg, 26, Ramírez, 79 – Maradishvili, 53, Tiknizyan, 90+1.

Referees: Bezborodov (Saint Petersburg), Bolkhovitin (Leningrad Oblast), Bogdanov (Vereya).

VAR: Levnikov (Saint Petersburg), Safyan (Moscow).

26 August 2020. Krasnodar. FC Krasnodar Stadium. Clear. 24 degrees. 6 077 spectators.

The team led by Murad Musayev began the game with the Moscow side in a very active way. The first fifteen minutes of the match included a potentially dangerous intercept by Berg, a solid shot by Ramírez who fired the ball directly into Akinfeev, and another Berg’s shot that went a bit off target after the Swede hade made a pirouette next to the 18-yard line.

In the middle of the first half PFC CSKA seized the initiative. On the 24th minute Safonov coped with a most dangerous shot by Chalov, but four minutes later Sorokin cleared the ball poorly after a low cross and left his position in an attempt to intercept it. Konstantin Kuchayev then fired a mighty shot from the absent Krasnodar centre-back’s position and sent the ball into the far corner of the net.

The second half began with decisive endeavors on behalf of the home team to score an equalizing goal. The black-greens created a few half-chances, and on the 63rd minute they stopped very short of making the score equal again. Claesson shot the ball from the corner of the goal area after a one-touch pass by Utkin, and it should have totally crossed the goal-line. Akinfeev was already taking a dive to the opposite corner of the goal, but the ball hit his extended arm and bounced to the goalpost.

On the 79th minute Murad Musayev enhanced attack of his team with a substitution; attack-oriented Suleymanov was fielded instead of Ramírez the full-back. The Krasnodar squad scored an equalizer almost immediately. Wanderson Maciel found himself in the second wave zone, where he won the second ball and fired a screamer under the crossbar from 24 meters. 1-1 as a result, the same score as recorded in the game between the teams in questions in Krasnodar last season.

FC Krasnodar 1-1 PFC CSKA Moscow

95 (9) Attacks (quick attacks 85 (16)
15 Total shots 17
Blocked shots 2
Shots on goal 10
1.13 xG 0.94
Woodwork hits 0
7 Scoring chances 6
100 Won duels 90
52% Ball possession 48%
458 (82%) Completed passes (accuracy) 348 (82%)
Corner kicks 3
Offsides 2
14 Fouls 16