On November 23 Krasnodar to play against Lokomotiv at home as a part of Matchday 5 of Fonbet Cup of Russia.
POSITIONS IN THE STANDINGS
After 4 rounds Krasnodar takes the 3rd place in Group A with 7 points (fulltime wins over Khimki and Pari NN and a penalty shootout loss to Lokomotiv). The railwaymen take the 2nd place.
After the round robin the first two places of the group will be qualified to the Way of RPL playoffs, the third team will continue the tournament in the Way of Regions playoffs, the 4th place will be eliminated from the competition.
Krasnodar and Loko have played 24 official games against each other. Out of them 23 were played in terms of RPL and one was a Cup of Russia game. The Bulls won 8, drew 3 and lost 12 games with 27-31 goal difference. Playing at home the Black-greens won 7 games, drew 1 and lost 4 with 22-14 goal difference.
During the 2022/23 season Krasnodar beat Loko at home in the 4th round of Mir RPL (3:0 with a brace by Olakunle Olusegun and a goal by Christian Ramirez) and lost the 2nd round of Fonbet Cup of Russia game (2:2 fulltime, 1:3 shootout) with the Bulls’ field goals by Vyacheslav Litvinov and Jhon Cordoba and Loko goals by Francois Kamano and Gyrano Kerk
- 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.
- The current top-scorer of Fonbet Cup of Russia 2022/23 is Pedro Lopez – the Loko forward has scored 4 goals. Wilson Isidor has scored 2 goals.
- In Mir RPL the current top scorer of Lokomotiv is Anton Miranchuk with 5 goals. Ivan Ignatiev has 4 scored goals on his account (all field goals). Anton Miranchuk also has the most points among Loko players with 8 points (5+3)
REFEREES AND OFFICIALS
- Sergei Karasev (Moscow) is appointed the referee of the match, Maxim Gavrilin (Vladimir) and Vladimir Minevich (Smolensk) will be the assistant referees. Sergei Tsyganok (Vladivostok) will be the 4th official.
- The VAR system will be involved to help the referees with Artyom Lyubimov (St.Petersburg) in charge and Dmiriy Safyan (Moscow) as his assistant.
- The match inspector – Andrey Butenko (Moscow).
The game will take place in Krasnodar at the FC Krasnodar stadium on Wed. November 23 at 20:00 hrs (Moscow Time Zone). Сloudy weather with 8 degrees Celsius approx. is forecasted for the whole duration of the game.
The live broadcast of the game Krasnodar – Lokomotiv on November 23 will be provided by the satellite channel "Match Premier" and scheduled at 19:55 (Moscow Time Zone).