The Krasnodar beat one of the most modest teams in the Russian league with much suffering (1-0), the FC Tambov, with a goal from Frenchman Remy Cabella, who returned in time to face Sevilla FC next week in the UEFA Champions League.
Cabella went back and the problems of “the bulls” were over, plunged for several weeks in a gambling pothole, injuries, covid-19 infections and poor results.
The skilled Frenchman, who was absent for several weeks after contracting covid-19, received a pass in the heart of the area, cut a defender and scored with his left foot.
The victory was key for the team that chained a streak of five consecutive defeats, three in the league and two in the “Champions” against Chelsea and Sevilla.
Russian coach Murad Musáev gave rest to several starters such as Swedes Olsson and Berg, who scored a penalty at Sánchez Pizjuán; the Dutch Vilhena and the Ecuadorian Ramírez.
Nor was the starting goalkeeper, Matvéi Safónov, who will not play against the Spanish team, since he contracted the coronavirus during the concentration with the Russian team.
The good news is that Claesson seems recovered and started, like the veteran Ari, who played a quarter of an hour, while the Brazilian Wanderson relapsed and does not seem to arrive in time against the Seville team.