FC Krasnodar Tied with FC Nizhny Novgorod in the Last Game of the Year

Tinkoff Russian Premier League 2021/22. MD 18. FC Krasnodar 0-0 FC Nizhny Novgorod

FC Krasnodar 0-0 FC Nizhny Novgorod

FC Krasnodar: Safonov, Chernov, Sorokin, Spajić (Stotsky, 65), Martynovich, Yakimov, Krivtsov, Spertsyan, Claesson, Ionov (Reykhmen, 83), Ilyin (Apekov, 83).

FC Nizhny Novgorod: Nigmatullin, Yuldoshev, Gotsuk, Masoero, Miladinović, Kozlov, T. Suleymanov, Kalinsky, Sharipov (Sapeta, 69), Gorbunov (Penchikov, 88), Balaj (Kosarev, 83).

Yellow cards: Sorokin, 23, Martynovich, 40, Claesson, 76, Apekov, 90+5 – Miladinović, 61, Balaj, 74, Sapeta, 90+5.

Referees: Kukulyak (Kaluga), Bogdanov (Vereya), Shalamberidze (Moscow).

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

12 December 2021. Krasnodar. FC Krasnodar Stadium. Clear. 8 degrees. 10 554 spectators.

Before the game against FC Nizhny Novgorod the Krasnodar coaching staff encountered some serious squad constraints. Four players of the first eleven had to miss the match as they were serving their suspension. To make things worse, a few more black-greens stayed out of play due to health issues. Viktar Hancharenka solved this puzzle by means of fielding Nikita Krivtsov, securing a debut in the first team for the Academy-trained Vyacheslav Yakimov, and by bringing back Spajić and Martynovich to the starting lineup.

The Bulls seized the initiative immediately after the kick-off, but as they were playing with an unfamiliar selection of players they sought to avoid high-risk decisions. In the first half FC Krasnodar did not allow the visitors to create a thing, but they also produced only a single chance worthy to be called a scoring one. On the 8th minute Ionov got open to receive a long ball, beat Nigmatullin who had left his goal area, and rolled the pigskin into the box. The black-greens failed to score against an empty goal though, as Spertsyan’s shot was blocked, and Krivtsov sent the ball flying over the crossbar.

The Krasnodar side did not manage to inflame the situation seriously after the interval. A series of prospective low crosses did not make headway while a couple of shots from Spertsyan arrived at the keeper’s positions. As a result, FC Krasnodar tied with FC Nizhny Novgorod in the last game of the year.


FC Krasnodar 0-0 FC Nizhny Novgorod

92 (14) Attacks (quick attacks) 75 (10)
14 Total shots 4
Blocked shots 1
Shots on goal 2
Woodwork 0
3 Scoring chances 1
87 Won duels 75
72% Ball possession 28%
572 (84%) Completed passes (accuracy) 186 (68%)
7 Corner kicks 3
0 Offsides 2
14 Fouls 9

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