On September 14 Krasnodar to play against Lokomotiv in Moscow as a part of Matchday 2 of Fonbet Cup of Russia.
POSITIONS IN THE STANDINGS
Krasnodar and Lokomotiv started their way in Fonbet Cup of Russia tournament with purely opposite results. If the Bulls beat Khimki (goals by Vyacheslav Litvinov and Il’zat Akhmetov), the railmen lost to Pari NN with the same score. At the moment Krasnodar is the leader of the group A with 3 points, the red-greens are sharing 3-4 places with Khimki.
Krasnodar and Loko have played 22 official games against each other. Out of these games the Bulls won 7, drew 3 and lost 12 with 27-31 goal difference. Playing away the Black-greens won 1 game, drew 2 and lost 8. It is going to be the first time when teams are playing against each other within Cup of Russia games.
- Ivan Ignatiev, the striker of Lokomotiv is a graduate of the FC Krasnodar Academy. He played 54 games as one of the Bulls, with 17 goals and 5 assists.
- In Cup of Russia there are no goals scored by the Railmen so far. In the Mir RPL season 22/23 the current top scorer of Lokomotiv is Anton Miranchuk with 4 goals (all were penalties). Ivan Ignatiev has 3 scored goals on his account (all field goals).
- Anton Miranchuk also has the most points among Loko players with 7 points (4+3).
REFEREES AND OFFICIALS
- Artem Lyubimov (St. Petersberg) is appointed the referee of the match, Rashid Abusuev (St. Petersberg) and Maksim Kovalev (Moscow oblast') will be the assistant referees. Sergei Cheban (Moscow) will be the 4th official.
- The VAR system will be involved to help the referees with Sergei Karasev (Moscow) in charge and Dmiriy Safyan (Moscow) as his assistant.
- The match inspector – Eduard Maliy (Volgograd)
The game will take place in Moscow at the RZHD Arena stadium on Wed. September 14 at 15:00 hrs (Moscow Time Zone). Сloudy weather with 12 degrees Celsius approx. is forecasted for the whole duration of the game.
The live broadcast of the game Lokomotiv - Krasnodar on September 14 will be provided by the federal channel "Match TV" and scheduled at 14:55 (Moscow Time Zone).