FC Krasnodar 3-2 (3-1) FC Arsenal Tula
Goals: Lutsenko (Sukhanov), 10 (0-1), Cabella, 24 (1-1), Gazinsky (Córdoba), 29 (2-1), Córdoba, 37 (3-1), Lutsenko, 86 (3-2).
Missed penalty kick: Córdoba, 84 (crossbar).
FC Krasnodar: Agkatsev, Ramírez, Sorokin, Chernikov, Kornyushin, Krychowiak, Gazinsky (Litvinov, 85), Cabella (Suleymanov, 76), Claesson, Ionov (Ilyin, 85), Córdoba.
FC Arsenal Tula: Kochenkov, Björnström (Stepanov, 68), Radaković, Sukhanov (Panchenko, 46), Novoseltsev, Smolnikov, Davitashvili, Čaušić (Kostadinov, 46), Panteleyev (Guliyev, 46), Khlusevich (Markov, 81), Lutsenko.
Yellow cards: Chernikov, 56 – Björnström, 66, Novoseltsev, 88.
Referees: Shadykhanov, Bolotenkov, Bereznov (all Moscow).
VAR: Sidenkov (Saint Petersburg), Bogach (Lyubertsy).
15 August 2021. Krasnodar. FC Krasnodar Stadium. 21 degrees. Clear. 500 spectators.
In a game with FC Arsenal Tula, the black-green boss Viktar Hancharenka for various reasons was not able to count on quite a few key players. The line of defense underwent the most serious transformation. As a result, one more FC Krasnodar Academy-trained player, Daniil Kornyushin made his debut as the right-back while the Bulls went forward to look for their fortune attacking.
The home team could have scored on the very first minute, but Kochenkov saved two serious shots from Claesson and Córdoba. The black-greens went on applying pressure on the opposition when they suddenly conceded a goal in the very first attack of the Tula team. Sukhanov raided through the right flank and Lutsenko met his low cross.
The Krasnodar side did not pay attention to the trouble as the assault on the Arsenal goal went on at the same hurricane pace. Soon the scored goals began happening one after another. Cabella scored an equalizer winning the ball back from Čaušić after a flick by Claesson and sending it into the far corner of the net. Gazinsky put the Bulls in the lead when he met the ball at the second goalpost after a won aerial duel by Córdoba. Córdoba was the one who drew the line for the first half. He sped up a counterattack after a ball intercept and beat Kochenkov with a bent shot.
The game calmed down after the interval, but FC Krasnodar still had some chances to make the score big. Kochenkov saved his team after a shot from Cabella, and Córdoba hit a crossbar from a penalty kick on the 84th minute. Lutsenko shortened the gap at the death, but this setback did not prevent the Bulls from achieving their first home win this season.
FC Krasnodar 3-2 FC Arsenal Tula
96 (13) Attacks (quick attacks) 69 (16)
23 Total shots 8
5 Blocked shots 1
11 Shots on goal 4
1 Woodwork 0
8 Scoring chances 5
62 Won duels 66
61% Ball possession 39%
588 (87%) Completed passes (accuracy) 323 (81%)
9 Corner kicks 3
1 Offsides 1
10 Fouls 7