Karpin’s team was destroyed in half an hour! “Krasnodar” under Ivic – only class
Anatoly Romanov May 21, 2023, 21:12 Moscow time Audio version: Your browser does not support the audio element.
“Rostov” loses chances for silver.
Rostov has the third consecutive loss in the RPL. Valery Karpin’s team is out of the fight for silver.
Rostov, having lost the team leaders: Komlichenko, Osipenko, Utkin (the center hav became a substitute after injury), started the game in Krasnodar somehow timidly. Karpin’s team immediately went into deep defense, but the “bulls” surprisingly easily opened it. The hosts scored an early goal, already in the third minute. A simple wall in the third with the participation of Kordoba and Ionov was a revelation for the defenders of the Rostovites, especially for Melekhin, who left the rival behind.
Krasnodar, inspired by reaching the final of the Russian Cup, did not stop there and continued to destroy the guests at full speed. In all but one RPL match, the team scored at least two goals under Vladimir Ivic. Today, only ten minutes were enough for a couple of goals. The Bulls once again broke the space through the center due to Spertsyan’s movement, and Córdoba hit their 13th ball of the RPL season. It seemed that the Colombian was offside, but the judges, having studied the replays, counted the goal.
Córdoba is in top form! More offensive for Ivic and Krasnodar fans is the Colombian’s injury. Late in the third of the match, John called for a replacement, grabbing his hamstring after a strain. If Cordoba misses the cup final due to injury, it will be a gigantic and possibly fatal loss for Krasnodar. Koksharov, 18, came out instead of the Colombian. And four minutes later the young striker scored! Great, obviously, a simulated combination brought success to the “bulls”. Batchy, who made the “top ten”, opened very well, Melekhin was left alone against two, and Koksharov, after a Volkov cross, went ahead of Prokhin. Silyanov left in vain to secure the area, and not to help.
Agkatsev played at the gates of Krasnodar in the match with Rostov. Apparently, Safonov was given rest after several mistakes. The hosts’ second goalkeeper had almost no work in the first half. Karpin’s team hit just two shots before the break, both from outside the penalty area, and only hit the mark once.
We remember how Krasnodar reached the final of the Russian Cup:
Safonov almost deprived Krasnodar of the Cup final. But the strangest moment happened at the end.
The intrigue was killed in half, and after the break Rostov had no choice but to take risks and put pressure on Krasnodar. Karpin’s team stopped losing speed to the enemy, but the “bulls” were satisfied with such a course of the game. The Rostovites could give a weak hope of a saving goal, which, unfortunately, did not take place. It’s a shame only because Shchetinin made a super pass before impact. The midfielder of the guests first left Lenini, and then crawled into the penalty area, deftly throwing the ball between the central defenders Alonso and Litvinov. The latter, by the way, replaced Caio in the 46th minute: another injury for Krasnodar…
Karpin, after an hour of play, took the changer Komlichenko – Golenkov off the field. The goalscorer of the “Rostov” cup has not yet manifested itself in the RPL. He scored just one goal in 27 games. The Rostovites’ center forward found the ball only 17 times, and never in the Krasnodar penalty area. Agkatseva did not finish off on goal. The only “long-range” legionnaire from Rostov, Toshevsky, who came on instead of Golenkov, came close to a goal 20 minutes before the end, but Agkatsev, who received a rare job, coped with it – he made a save. The judges, however, recorded a controversial offside, but it appears that after watching the replay, the goal would have been counted.
In the second half, despite all the efforts, Karpin’s team could not throw a single shot at Agkatsev’s goal. So that day for the replacement of Safonov was just “training with increased responsibility.” Even the appearance of Utkin during the last 20 minutes did not add flavor to Rostov. The midfielder is not the same as before the injury. Krasnodar got a beautiful victory and Spertsyan became another hero of the game – Eduard has six key passes.