In the match of the third qualifying round of the Europa League «Krasnodar» defeated Maltese club Birkirkara» 3:0.
«Birkirkara»: Koprich, Scicluna, Bubanovic, Sciberras, Zerafa, Bada (Temile, 62), Emerson, Attard, Dimitrov (Guillaumier, 83), Djordjevic (Andjelković, 62), Dodger
«Krasnodar»: Kritsuk Jędrzejczyk, Strandberg, Granqvist, Torbinsky, Gazinskaya, Akhmedov (Joaozinho, 83), Izmailov, Ari, Anderson, 76), Smolov, Pereira (Laborde, 64)
The Russians have not spent a lot of effort secured them a place in the next stage. Maltese looked good in the first half. But we conceded just before the break. In the second half, the visitors had a significant advantage.
In the 45th minute, the Russians took a corner. Smolov dropped the ball on the line goalie. Granqvist opened the score 0:1.
In the 76th minute Smolov converted the penalty with 0:2.
In the 87th minute, the hosts remained in the minority. Ryan Scicluna received a second yellow card.
After 2 minutes, Ricardo Laborde has punched in a near corner 0:3.