FC Krasnodar 2-0 (2-0) FC Rubin Kazan
Goals: Ionov (Córdoba), 12, Córdoba (Cabella), 35.
FC Krasnodar: Safonov, Ramírez, Sorokin, Kaio, Petrov, Krychowiak, Gazinsky (Spertsyan, 66), Ionov, Claesson, Cabella, Córdoba (Ilyin, 86).
FC Rubin Kazan: Dyupin, Zotov, Talbi, Uremović, Samoshnikov, Abildgaard, Hwang (Musayev, 75), Jevtić (Saito, 60), Hakšabanović, Bakayev, Kostyukov (Ignatyev, 28).
Yellow cards: Claesson, 1, Gazinsky, 60 – Zotov, 7, Samoshnikov, 8.
Referees: Kukulyak (Kaluga), Abusuyev (Saint Petersburg), Ivanov (Kostroma).
VAR: Turbin (Dmitrov), Lunev (Novosibirsk).
27 August 2021. Krasnodar. FC Krasnodar Stadium. Sunny. 27 degrees.
The Bulls began the game with FC Rubin Kazan in a powerful way, and early on the 12th minute they succeeded with a goal-scoring combination. Cabella served the ball to Córdoba in the center of the box and the latter flicked it to Ionov. Before the away defense realized what was happening the ball had found itself in the net of Dyupin’s domain.
Soon afterwards the Colombian striker gained another credit according to the “goal+pass” system. A sweeping attack of the black-greens was crowned with another precise high cross from Cabella, and Córdoba then doubled the lead of the Krasnodar side with a header.
The visitors could have scored a goal before the interval, too, but Safonov defused one-on-one situations with Bakayev and Hakšabanović. The last chance of the first half belongs to the Bulls though. It took place when Ionov arrived to the opposite box at high speed and was meant to score, but Dyupin saved his team.
FC Krasnodar could make the score big on numerous occasions in the second half, but Claesson hit the goalpost twice instead of netting the ball in. Even so, two goals were enough for the Bulls to win. The black-greens thus handed FC Rubin their first loss in the Tinkoff Russian Premier League 2021/22.
FC Krasnodar 2-0 FC Rubin Kazan
84 (10) Attacks (quick attacks) 79 (16)
13 Total shots 16
2 Blocked shots 2
8 Shots on goal 8
2 Woodwork 0
8 Scoring chances 5
76 Won duels 73
62% Ball possession 38%
560 (88%) Completed passes (accuracy) 331 (82%)
7 Corner kicks 1
0 Offsides 2
17 Fouls 9