FC Krasnodar Begin Their Russian Cup Campaign with a Win

2021-22 Betcity Russian Cup. Group1. MD 2. FC Leningradets 0-2 FC Krasnodar

FC Leningradets 0-2 (0-1) FC Krasnodar

Goals: Chernikov (Kornyushin), 42, Krychowiak (Cabella), 85.

FC Leningradets Leningrad Oblast: Zaytsev, Krivulkin (Yakovlev, 63), M. Petrov, Nikolayev (Gasilin, 80), Sirotov (Vorobyov, 63), Anisimov, Rozmanov, Polyakov, Shepelev (Kortsov, 63), Votinov, Khlusov (Umarov, 63).

FC Krasnodar: Agkatsev, Vilhena, Sorokin, Litvinov, Kornyushin (Stotsky, 53), Chernikov, Krivtsov (Gazinsky, 46), Krychowiak, Spertsyan (Claesson, 46), Cabella, Ilyin (Manelov, 75).

Yellow cards: Polyakov, 45+1, Anisimov, 52, Shepelev, 61, Petrov, 72, Yakovlev, 86, Kortsov, 90 – Ilyin, 33, Krivtsov, 37, Spertsyan, 37.

Referees: Fedotov (Veliky Novgorod), Chekalin (Voronezh), Alekseev (Moscow).

22 September 2021. Roshchino. Roshchino Arena Stadium. 9 degrees. Scattered clouds.

The black-greens began their 2021-22 Russian Cup campaign with a difficult first half against FC Leningradets. The third-tier Football National League 2 representatives offered some serious resistance and could have totally scored an opener on the 22nd minute. Rozmanov arrived to a rendezvous with the Krasnodar keeper at high speed, but he shot the ball directly into Agkatsev’s gloves.

As for the Bulls, they never missed their chance once they received it. Kornyushin served a cross from a free kick and Chernikov won the first ball sending it into the far corner of the net. FC Leningradets had one real chance for an equalizer after the interval, but Agkatsev saved a super dangerous shot fired by Umarov. At the death, Cabella snatched the ball from a defender and served it to Krychowiak. As a result, the Polish player scored his debut goal for FC Krasnodar.

The Bulls thus achieved their first win in the elite group stage of the Russian Cup. They will meet FC Kuban Krasnodar in an away game on the next matchday of the tournament.