Kuban - Krasnodar 03/10/2013 - 18:00CET (20:00 local time)

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Costa: Valencia on track to qualify

Published: Friday 4 October 2013, 0.07CET
Valencia CF have "every chance" of qualifying according to Ricardo Costa after the 2-0 win at FC Kuban Krasnodar, for whom Artem Fidler said the Spanish side "totally cut through us".
by Oleg Sokol
from Kuban Stadium

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Match statistics

Kuban
Valencia

0

Goals scored

2

33

Possession (%)

67

11

Total attempts

14

1

on target

8

8

off target

5

2

blocked

1

0

against woodwork

0

3

Corners

7

2

Offsides

0

3

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

17

Fouls committed

13

10

Fouls suffered

15

260

Passes

567

190

completed

480

Lineups

kuban

Kuban

valencia

Valencia

23Belenov (GK) (C)13Guaita (GK)
4Xandão2Piatti
Substitution66
5Dealbert5Víctor Ruiz
8Tlisov8Feghouli
Goal81
9Cissé
Substitution81
14Bernat
17Fidler15Fuego
20Bueno
Substitution68
18Guardado
25Kozlov
Yellow Card40
19Barragán
Yellow Card47
28Melgarejo
Yellow Card87
20Ricardo Costa (C)
71Popov21Parejo
Yellow Card43
Substitution76
90Khubulov
Yellow Card20
Substitution59
23Canales
Substitution59

Substitutes

33Karuykin (GK)26Jaume (GK)
2Armaş6Oriol Romeu
Substitution76
6Tsoraev
Substitution59
11Pabón
11Bucur
Substitution68
16Paco Alcácer
Substitution66
Goal73
15Zhavnerchik22Mathieu
22Sosnin24Míchel
99Baldé
Substitution81
28Cartabia
Substitution59

Coaches

Dorinel Munteanu (ROU) Miroslav Djukić (SRB)

Referee

Marijo Strahonja (CRO)

Press kits

Last updated: 03/10/2013 20:54 CET

Standings

Last updated: 04/10/2013 01:05 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
  
Published: Friday 4 October 2013, 0.07CET

Costa: Valencia on track to qualify

Valencia CF have "every chance" of qualifying according to Ricardo Costa after the 2-0 win at FC Kuban Krasnodar, for whom Artem Fidler said the Spanish side "totally cut through us".

Valencia CF's qualification target is back in sight after a 2-0 Group A success at FC Kuban Krasnodar according to Ricardo Costa, who says his side have "every possibility" of progressing after recovering from defeat on matchday one. With two losses to their name, Kuban's round of 32 hopes are looking slim, and Artem Fidler insists fortune is not favouring the side at the moment, displayed in goalkeeper Aleksandr Belenov's slip to present the opener.

Ricardo Costa, Valencia defender
It was a very difficult game for us after losing against Swansea, but I think that the team played very well, concentrated for 90 minutes, scored two goals and won the game. I think Valencia had more possession of the ball, we had more chances to score and Krasnodar only threatened from our mistakes. But I think that 2-0 is a great result for us and more importantly it is three points towards qualification.

I expected the style of the play [from Kuban]. I saw videos of the team; they have great players. They have players who are very fast, and they play on the counter. But I think that today we did everything to contain Krasnodar. It is open. Valencia have every possibility to pass to the next round. I think it is Swansea [who are our main rivals]. Swansea are a great team.

Artem Fidler, Kuban midfielder
In principle, we did not play badly. I think we chose the right tactics. We played more from defence but we conceded a curious goal – it happens to everyone. If we had not conceded that goal, we would definitely not have lost. [Valencia] are professional, they know how to play well, and they cut through us when we were defending. When we started to press, it became easier. When you leave space for them they control the ball better and it becomes difficult to take it away from them.

We will try to forget this defeat and move on. Nothing is lost. Many of the players have not played at this level. Well, I will repeat myself again; if we had not conceded the first goal, we definitely would not have lost this game. Once we put our minds to it, we will be fine.

Last updated: 05/10/13 0.03CET

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