When the players from Krasnodar and Ural entered the football field, they already knew that in St. Petersburg Zenit had stumbled in the match against Lokomotiv. This fact gave additional motivation to the participants in the match, because “Krasnodar”, if it won, could return to the first place in the standings, which was sensationally occupied by the Samara “Wings of the Soviets”.
VISCOUS PLAY STYLE
However, from the first minutes the match in Krasnodar indicated a tough fight in all corners of the field. This meant that the home team couldn’t have an easy life here and now. In addition, Ural has already shown its teeth several times this season in matches with the favorites.
Already in the second third of the first half, Vladimir Ivich’s team tried to impose its signature on the rival and made a couple of sudden attacks that miraculously did not end in goals. First, Kadi, three meters from the area, found Batchi, who with a light blow stopped Pomazun, and a minute later, Córdoba went up to the Urals area and rolled the ball towards the closest corner of the goal, but He missed by a few centimeters. .
THE GOAL WAS READY BUT NOT MATURE
After the thirty minute, every Krasnodar attack carried danger. What was missing was an accurate final blow. The Yekaterinburg club defended itself somewhat frantically, but for the moment it was a reliable method of neutralizing the attacks of a faster opponent. Colombian John Córdoba made a special effort and wasted one scoring opportunity after another.
“Krasnodar” grasped his game and Viktor Goncharenko’s team completely forgot about counterplay and focused on protecting Pomazun’s possessions. The only thing Ural managed to do was take the ball away from him. There is a feeling that the guests were not very prepared, first of all, to functionally stop Krasnodar jet football. As a result, the first half ended with the southerners having a complete advantage in ball possession, but this was not expressed in goals.
KADI SCORE A GOAL
And yet this could not last long. The increasing pressure had to be expressed in a goal, and in the 53rd minute Krasnodar achieved it. Kadi, from the right flank of the attack, walked through the entire Ural defense and put a beautiful ball under the crossbar, however, there was a rebound off the leg of defender Filipenko, but the goal was pure creativity from the Brazilian wild card.
“Ural” tried to dig something ahead, sometimes even managing to create an advantage near Matvey Safonov’s goal. But the Krasnodar goalkeeper still had to try to break through and, for example, the Belarusian footballer Vladislav Malkevich, who came out almost face to face, did not succeed. The home team’s slim lead in the 75th minute gave the visitors from Yekaterinburg some hope of saving the match.
NOT LAZY LENINI
The goal by Kevin Lenini, who had just come on as a substitute, cleared up all doubts about the winner of this match, if anyone had any. After a precise cross from defender Sergei Volkov, the Cape Verde player put the ball into Pomazun’s goal with the first touch. After the second goal, Ural completely deflated.
Frankly, the teams played the end of the game. There was not even a hint of intrigue. Only one question remained: could the Krasnodar club lead the match to a logical defeat? In the 90th minute, the Urals players stopped returning to the defensive and the home team did whatever they wanted in cheerful counterattacks. The result is 2-0: a certain victory for Krasnodar and a well-deserved exclusive leadership in the RPL. The Bulls remain a team that has never experienced the bitterness of championship defeat.
Lokomotiv passed over Zenit. Glushenkov was torn apart and Tiknizyan started a massive brawl.
“We were not quick enough to make decisions.” Licka – about the defeat against Spartak