The Bulls with Three Rookies Scored Three Goals against FC Rubin

Tinkoff Russian Premier League 2020/21. MD 11. FC Krasnodar 3-1 FC Rubin Kazan

FC Krasnodar 3-1 (1-0) FC Rubin

Goals: Cabella, 45+1 penalty kick (1-0), Olsson, 52 (2-0), Berg, 90+2 (3-0), Starfelt (Shatov), 90+4 (3-1).

FC Krasnodar: Safonov, Chernov, Sorokin, Kaio, Petrov, Olsson, Vilhena, Cabella (Utkin, 72), Ionov (Suleymanov, 72), Smolnikov (Berg, 77), Markov (Claesson, 46, Ramírez, 82).

FC Rubin Kazan: Dyupin, Samoshnikov, Starfelt, Begić, Uremović, Abildgaard, Hwang (Ignatyev, 68), Shatov, Makarov, Bakayev (Kvaratskhelia, 57, Zuyev, 86), Despotović.

Yellow cards: Smolnikov, 56, Kaio, 90+4 – Despotović, 45+3, Abildgaard, 55, Shatov, 86, Makarov, 90.

Referees: Vilkov (Nizhny Novgorod), Gavrilin (Vladimir), Petrosyan (Bronnitsy).

VAR: Amelin (Tula), Danchenko (Ufa).

17 October 2020. Krasnodar. FC Krasnodar Stadium. Clear. 21 degrees.

In the game against FC Rubin Kazan Murad Musayev was unable to field several players of the first team, for a variety of reasons. Some of them needed an extra break after the international games, while the others were unavailable due to minor injuries. As a result, all of the three rookies, who had joined FC Krasnodar in the previous two weeks, made an appearance among the Bulls’ first eleven tonight. Yevgeni Chernov and Aleksei Ionov shared the left pitchside, and Yevgeni Markov assumed the striker’s role.

Throughout the first half the black-greens were trying to find their way of playing by means of an unnatural squad like that. On the 8th minute FC Rubin just barely missed scoring an opener when Safonov parried the ball with his leg and made it hit the goalpost after a shot Hwang had fired from the middle of the goal area. And yet, it was the Bulls who left the pitch for the interval as a leading team. A ball met Samoshnikov’s arm after a low cross by Petrov, and Rémy Cabella flawlessly executed a penalty kick.

Pressing allowed the Krasnodar side to double their lead. Kristoffer Olsson exploited a rather optimistic dribbling attempt by Begić in front of his own box effectively stealing the ball from him. The Swede then evaded the goalie and sent the ball under the crossbar.

Marcus Berg and Carl Starfelt traded two goals at the death, but those did not change the outcome. FC Krasnodar has held the tenth home game vs. FC Rubin in its history and achieved the ninth win.



FC Krasnodar 3-1 FC Rubin Kazan

86 (15) Attacks (quick attacks) 75 (11)
Total shots 8
Blocked shots 1
Shots on goal 4
Woodwork hits 1
6 Scoring chances 4
84 Won duels 63
53% Ball possession 47%
422 (83%) Completed passes (accuracy) 348 (84%)
6 Corner kicks 4
Offsides 1
10 Fouls 15