Khimki – Krasnodar

Preview for the Matchday 1 Game of Fonbet Cup of Russia 2022/23

On August 31 Krasnodar to play in Khimki against the eponymous team as a part of Matchday 1 of Fonbet Cup of Russia.


For both teams it is going to be the first game held within the current tournament. Besides them there are Lokomotiv Moscow and Pari NN in the group A. At the group stage the teams will play 2 legs against each other. The 1st and 2nd places will be prompted to the playoffs of the Way of RPL, the 3rd place will be qualified to the Way of the Regions, the 4th place will be eliminated from further competition.


Krasnodar and Khimki have played against each other 6 official games, the Bulls have 1 win, 3 draws and 2 losses with 11-8 goal difference. In the away games the black greens have 1 loss and 2 draws.  But Krasnodar has never played against Khimki within the Cup of Russia tournament.


  • Khimki are about to show themselves in the Cup of Russia but in Mir RPL season 2022/23 the current top scorer of Khimki is Alexander Dolgov with 3 goals scored. Reziuan Mirzov and Alexander Rudenko have 2 scored goals each.


  • Anton Frolov is appointed the referee of the match, Dmitiy Safyan and Ilya Eleferenko will be the assistant referees. Anastasiya Pustovoytova will be the 4th official. All referees are  from Moscow.
  • The VAR system will be involved to help the referees with Pavel Shadykhanov (Moscow) in charge and Dmitriy Mosyakin (Moscow) as his assistant.
  • The match inspector – Alexander Gvardis (Kaliningrad).


The game will take place at the Arena Khimki stadium on Wed. August 31 at 16:30 hrs (Moscow Time Zone). Сloudy weather with approx.13 degrees Celsius is forecasted for the whole duration of the game.


The live broadcast of the game Khimki – Krasnodar on August 31 will be provided by the satellite channel "Match Premier" and scheduled at 16:30 (Moscow Time Zone).

You can also watch the game here

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