Suleymanov's masterpiece and the missed goal in the 93rd minute: Krasnodar played a draw with Valencia and finished the performance in LE
"Krasnodar" in his field played a draw with "Valencia" and could not get through to the quarterfinals of the Europa League. The meeting ended with a score of 1: 1. At the 85th minute Magomed-Shapi Suleymanov, who replaced him, distinguished himself, and 30 seconds before the end of the compensated time Gonçala Gedesh scored the return ball.
The result of the first match with Valencia left Krasnodar good chances of continuing the struggle. Trust Murad Musaev was enough to win a minimal victory in order for the first time in history to reach the quarterfinals of the Europa League. To do this, they needed to make another achievement and become the first Russian team to take over the “bats” in the playoffs of the European club tournament.
Mentor owners knew that he needed to play the first number, so he released an attacking roster on the field. Ari took the place in the center of the attack, and the company was composed of Victor Klasson and Wanderson. Charles Kabore and Alexander Martynovich, who missed the meeting due to the disqualification, lost their places on the pitch Mauricio Pereira and Jonah Goodni Fioluson respectively.
“Valencia” also did not avoid losses - due to the sorting of yellow cards, the match was missed by the main organizer of the attacks of the team, Dani Parejo. In general, the head coach of the guests Marcelino conducted a solid rotation, releasing a semi-reserve team on the field. It found a place and Russian midfielder Denis Cheryshev, who took the place on the left side of midfield.
On the Rights of the hosts, “Krasnodar” very powerfully began the meeting and at the end of the 10th minute, he created the first dangerous moment at the opponent's goal. Ari broke on the flank, simultaneously mockingly beat the captain of “Valencia” José Luis Gaia, and then rolled the ball to Wanderson. The defender of the guests first blocked the shot of the Brazilian, and then coped with the blow came in time Pereira.
"Bulls" continued to own the advantage and after three minutes sent the ball into the net. Ari got the ball on the border of the penalty area and shot right into the corner. However, the chief arbiter Anthony Taylor decided to cancel a goal. The Englishman saw the game with a hand from the Russian Brazilian and appointed a free kick.
This episode was the last highlight with the participation of Ari in this meeting. At the end of the half hour game, the forward, who had recently recovered from the injury, again felt pain in the back of the thigh and was forced to leave the field. Krasnodar had to rebuild their game scheme on the go, which was almost taken advantage of by their rivals. Cheryshev executed a shot into the penalty area, but goalkeeper Matvey Safonov made an incredible save and blocked Carlos Soler from 5 meters away.
After the break, the teams also continued to demonstrate rimmed and attacking football. “Krasnodar” looked a bit more active, but “Valencia” did not miss the opportunity to conduct a high-speed counterattack. Especially wanted to prove himself Cheryshev, who participated in every second dangerous raid of his partners. True, this evening Denis sorely lacked accuracy. At crucial moments, he sinned a technical marriage, and in one of the episodes he frankly “forgive” his opponent. The Russian midfielder remained undisguised in the opponent's penalty area and could open an account, but didn’t hit the ball properly.
“Krasnodar” in the middle of the half significantly slowed down. After an inaccurate dangerous heading by Uros Space in the 54th minute, the hosts for a long time could not disturb the goalkeeper of Valencia Neto.
In addition, the referee made the decision not to remove Joffre Condogbya from the field, who knocked Pereira down and could get a second yellow card.
At the crucial moment of the meeting, Musaev let his trump card into action - Magomed-Shapi Suleymanov went out on the field with a tired Sergei Petrov. It was the 19-year-old striker who was destined to become one of the main characters of the match. Five minutes before the end of normal time, he received the ball at the opponent’s penalty area’s right side and delivered a long-range strike. The ball flew in an incredible trajectory towards the Valencia goal and hit exactly the top corner.
Taking into account the added time, Krasnodar had only eight minutes to endure. The hosts with the whole squad retreated to their half of the field, but even the output of the additional defender did not save them from the goal. 30 seconds before the final whistle, Gonçalu Gedsh, who replaced Gönshes, got the ball in the penalty area and sent it exactly to the net. There was not enough time for the final assault. “Valencia” equalized the score and did not allow the Russian team for the first time in history to reach the quarterfinals of the Europa League.
Thus, Krasnodar extended its lose-lose series in all tournaments to 10 matches, and Valencia presented itself with a gift for the upcoming holiday. Four days later, the Spanish club will be 100 years old.