FC Dynamo Beat the Bulls in Moscow
FC Dynamo Moscow 2-0 (1-0) FC Krasnodar
Goals: Grulyov, 37, Lesovoy, 58.
FC Dynamo Moscow: Shunin, Skopintsev (Pliyev, 86), Yevgenyev, Ordets, Parshivlyuk, Moro, Fomin, Lesovoy, Szymański (Shkolik, 90+1), N'Jie (Komlichenko, 69), Grulyov (Terekhov, 86).
FC Krasnodar: Safonov, Ramírez (Kaio, 22), Sorokin, Martynovich, Smolnikov, Gazinsky (Kambolov, 75), Utkin (Suleymanov, 56), Cabella, Claesson (Spertsyan, 75), Vilhena, Berg (Kutovoy, 75).
Yellow cards: N'Jie, 6, Parshivlyuk, 42, Szymański, 45+1, Lesovoy, 74 – Smolnikov, 47, Kaio, 66, Gazinsky, 73.
Referees: Levnikov (Saint Petersburg), Danchenko (Ufa), Bolotenkov (Moscow).
VAR: Sukhoy (Lyubertsy), Demeshko (Khimki).
4 October 2020. Moscow. VTB Arena Stadium. Clear. 12 degrees. 6076 spectators.
In the game against FC Dynamo Moscow the black-green coaching staff solved the problem of Wanderson’s absence on a field of play in a non-standard fashion. Tonny Vilhena was sent to the right flank of attack instead. In the opening ten minutes the latter attempted two shots on goal guarded by Shunin, but the first one missed its target and the second sent the ball exactly to goalie’s position.
Both teams went on trading attacks with varying degrees of danger. Berg and Martynovich could have scored for the Bulls. The Krasnodar centre-back actually arrived to a rendezvous with Shunin after an excellent diagonal pass by Utkin, but the Dynamo keeper won the duel. As for the home side, they made good use of one of their chances. Safonov managed to parry a shot by Szymański from medium distance, but Vyacheslav Grulyov won the second ball and scored an opener.
The Moscow team achieved another success early in the second half. On the 58th minute the White-blues doubled their lead when Daniil Lesovoy pushed Martynovich aside and threw the ball over Safonov. It seemed as if FC Krasnodar had spent too much energy and emotions in a recent UEFA Champions League clash vs. PAOK. For the last fifteen minutes of the game Murad Musayev fielded several young Academy-trained players at the same time, but even this renewed squad failed to save the game for the Bulls.
FC Dynamo Moscow 2-0 FC Krasnodar
94 (23) Attacks (quick attacks) 87 (13)
17 Total shots 15
2 Blocked shots 5
11 Shots on goal 3
1 Woodwork hits 0
7 Scoring chances 5
91 Won duels 91
41% Ball possession 59%
306 (77%) Completed passes (accuracy) 520 (85%)
6 Corner kicks 7
4 Offsides 1
9 Fouls 7