FC Khimki 3-3 (0-1) FC Krasnodar
Goals: Claesson (Córdoba), 6 (0-1), Nabiullin (Kukharchuk), 54 (1-1), Glushakov (Kukharchuk), 56 (1-2), Cabella (Claesson), 67 (2-2), Dolgov (Ademi), 71 (3-2), Ilyin (Cabella), 80 (3-3).
Missed penalty kick: Krychowiak, 36.
FC Khimki: Lantratov, Nabiullin, Filin (Dolgov, 65), Tikhy, Stojinović (Danilkin, 46), Bozhenov (Glushakov, 46), Idowu, Troshechkin, Mirzov, Kukharchuk (Davidyan, 81), Ademi.
FC Krasnodar: Safonov, Vilhena (Chernov, 66), Sorokin, Kaio, Petrov (Spajić, 72), Chernikov, Krychowiak, Cabella, Claesson, Ionov (Krivtsov, 66), Córdoba (Ilyin, 31).
Yellow cards: Filin, 59, Chernikov, 90+3.
Referees: Shadykhanov, Bolotenkov, Bereznov (all Moscow).
VAR: Kukulyak (Kaluga), Shalamberidze (Moscow).
27 November 2021. Khimki. Arena Khimki Stadium. 2 degrees. Overcast, snowfall.
The Bulls began the away game in Khimki in a very aggressive way. It resulted in an early opener on the 6th minute when Ionov, Córdoba, and Claesson launched a counterattack that included the three of them and was finished with an accurate shot from the midfielder of the Sweden national team.
Midway through the first half Córdoba sprinted away from almost all the defenders of the home team, but Filin’s sliding tackle in the nick of time helped the Red-Blacks avoid the trouble. A few minutes later the black-green striker was forced to leave the pitch early due to an injury. FC Krasnodar could have totally arrived at the interval with a two-goal gap, but the penalty kick execution failed them again. Krychowiak did earn a PK, but he did not manage to beat Lantratov the goalie.
The beginning of the second half changed the game around, as FC Khimki scored two goals. Nabiullin made good use of a low cross from Kukharchuk to the far post at first, and then Glushakov fired a shot under the crossbar from thirteen meters.
FC Krasnodar sped up dramatically and scored a quick equalizer. A classy combination was finalized by Cabella. Later the Bulls created a couple more chances in a row, but they suddenly shipped another goal. Dolgov found his luck at the far post during a corner kick when the ball was flicked to him by Ademi. 3-2 and the Khimki side leading.
And yet, the team led by Viktar Hancharenka had not yet had their final say. Cabella produced a diagonal pass into the opposite box, and Ilyin granted the black-greens a super-scoring draw. Cabella could have made Krasnodar victorious at the death, but his shot from a medium distance sent the pigskin next to the goalpost.
FC Khimki 3-3 FC Krasnodar
77 (17) Attacks (quick attacks) 86 (15)
8 Total shots 14
2 Blocked shots 2
6 Shots on goal 8
0 Woodwork 0
5 Scoring chances 8
73 Won duels 83
44% Ball possession 56%
342 (77%) Completed passes (accuracy) 469 (84%)
9 Corner kicks 6
4 Offsides 2
10 Fouls 7