Seven Goals against FC Khimki: The Bulls Beat Their Record

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Tinkoff Russian Premier League 2020/21. MD 8. FC Krasnodar 7-2 FC Khimki

FC Krasnodar 7-2 (3-2) FC Khimki

Goals: Berg, 19 (1-0), Claesson (Berg), 23 (2-0), Koryan (Bozhenov), 27 (2-1), Koryan, 42, penalty kick (2-2), Claesson (Cabella), 45 (3-2), Vilhena (Ramírez), 52 (4-2), Cabella (Claesson), 62 (5-2), Utkin (Claesson), 74 (6-2), Suleymanov, 89 (7-2)

Missed penalty kick: Berg, 19.

FC Krasnodar: Safonov, Ramírez (Smolnikov, 69), Kaio, Martynovich, Petrov, Olsson, Vilhena (Spertsyan, 76), Cabella (Utkin, 69), Claesson (Suleymanov, 76), Wanderson, Berg (Kutovoy, 79).

FC Khimki: Lantratov, Idowu, Tikhiy, Danilkin, Koryan (Vorobyov, 85), Bozhenov, Polyarus (Aliyev, 58), Kuat (Kazantsev, 85), Troshechkin, Lomovitsky (Gapon, 77), Dyadyun (Signevich, 46).

Yellow card: Tikhiy, 18.

Referees: Lapochkin (Saint Petersburg), Usachev (Rostov-on-Don), Shalamberidze (Moscow).

VAR: Ivanov (Rostov-on-Don), Boltenkov (Moscow).

18 September 2020. Krasnodar. FC Krasnodar Stadium. Clear. 20 degrees. 10 554 spectators.

Since the fixture vs. FC Rotor Volgograd had been cancelled (a 3-0 walkover was later awarded to the black-greens), the game with FC Khimki became the first one for FC Krasnodar after the September break caused by the international games. By the half-time in the tonight's match the Bulls demonstrated their supporters had been missing a lot.

By the 23rd minute the score already was 2-0. At first Marcus Berg failed a penalty kick ordered for handballing, but he was the one to finish the rebound. After the following five minutes of an unceasing assault Viktor Claesson doubled the lead of his team after a pass by Berg inside the opposite box.

The Khimki side replied with a double brace by Arshak Koryan. His first goal was a little masterpiece and resulted after a shot from afar into the upper-V. The second one was scored after a penalty kick awarded to the visitors on the 42nd minute.

One way or another, the black-greens left the pitch for a half-time interval with the score turned to their favor. A raid by Cabella along the left flank ended with a pass to Viktor Claesson, and the Swede scored his second goal after the recovery.

Well, the second half then became a one-team show of the Bulls who displayed diverse and creative attacking performance. They ultimately scored four goals, but they could have scored twice as much. Tonny Vilhena finished an aesthetic combination that included an assist by Ramírez. Rémy Cabella sent the ball to the far corner of the net from the 18-yard line. Daniil Utkin converted a creative pass by Claesson into a scored goal, and finally Magomed-Shapi Suleymanov won a rebound and scored the ninth goal of the game.

7-2 as a result! The Bulls have effectively beaten their own single-game scoring record tonight. FC Krasnodar had never scored seven goals before in an official game.

FC Krasnodar 7-2 FC Khimki

89 (12) Attacks (quick attacks) 59 (12)
29 Total shots 6
Blocked shots 1
19 Shots on goal 2
Woodwork hits 0
19 Scoring chances 3
82 Won duels 50
65% Ball possession 35%
550 (87%) Completed passes (accuracy) 208 (76%)
Corner kicks 4
Offsides 0
Fouls 12