FC Krasnodar Shipped a Goal to FC Ufa but Scored an Equalizer at the Death

Tinkoff Russian Premier League 2021/22. MD 11. FC Krasnodar 1-1 FC Ufa

FC Krasnodar 1-1 (0-1) FC Ufa

Goals: Agalarov (Krotov), 9 (0-1), Krychowiak, 84 penalty kick (1-1).

FC Krasnodar: Safonov, Vilhena, Kaio, Spajić (Sorokin, 61), Ramírez (Stotsky, 85), Chernikov (Krivtsov, 70), Krychowiak, Spertsyan, Claesson (Ilyin, 70), Cabella, Córdoba.

FC Ufa: Belenov, Cacintura, Jokić, Zhuravlyov, Botaka-Ioboma, Aliyev (Pliyev, 46), Golubev (Fishchenko, 69), Mrzljak, Kamilov, Agalarov (Urunov, 29), Krotov (O. Ivanov, 76).

Yellow cards: Spajić, 58, Sorokin, 62 – Kamilov, 75, Mrzljak, 90+1.

Referees: Sukhoy (Lyubertsy), Vorontsov (Yaroslavl), Murashov (Moscow).

VAR: Turbin (Dmitrov), Yeleferenko (Moscow).

17 October 2021. Krasnodar. FC Krasnodar Stadium. Clear. 14 degrees. 10 554 spectators.

In the game against FC Ufa the black-greens were forced to deal with a thick defense from the very kick-off. And yet, the Krasnodar side were able to create a couple of scoring chances rather early. The first one was when Córdoba attempted a header that went off-target. Later Spertsyan tried to fire a shot into the near corner from inside the penalty area, but Belenov converted it into a corner kick.

The first attack of the visitors became the goal-scoring one. Krotov made a raid to the end-line at top speed where he rolled the pigskin to Agalarov suddenly emerging from behind Kaio. The Ufa striker then sent the ball into the net. The away team shut their own half even tighter after the opener, hence the task the Bulls were facing became as difficult as possible. FC Krasnodar could have totally scored an equalizing goal before the half-time though. Cabella missed the far top corner after a heel pass from Córdoba on one occasion, and the pass of his own into the goal area was intercepted by the opposite defense on another.

In the second half the pressure of the black-greens increased, but Belenov managed to cope with two shots from Córdoba from inside the box. The clincher occurred ten minutes to full-time when Jokić handballed inside his own box. Krychowiak executed a penalty kick and brought a tie to the Bulls.

FC Krasnodar 1-1 FC Ufa

104 (12) Attacks (quick attacks) 78 (19)
23 Total shots 6
Blocked shots 1
Shots on goal 1
Woodwork 0
7 Scoring chances 4
85 Won duels 95
66% Ball possession 34%
537 (85%) Completed passes (accuracy) 224 (74%)
10 Corner kicks 0
1 Offsides 2
12 Fouls 11