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Lightning strikes twice for Swansea

Published: Thursday 7 November 2013, 20.11CET
FC Kuban Krasnodar 1-1 Swansea City AFC
Wilfried Bony's early goal was cancelled out with two minutes of stoppage time remaining as the Russian club kept their slim qualification hopes alive.

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Published: Thursday 7 November 2013, 20.11CET

Lightning strikes twice for Swansea

FC Kuban Krasnodar 1-1 Swansea City AFC
Wilfried Bony's early goal was cancelled out with two minutes of stoppage time remaining as the Russian club kept their slim qualification hopes alive.

Lightning struck twice for Swansea City AFC against FC Kuban Krasnodar in Russia, as they were just two minutes from ensuring qualification for the next round before being thwarted by Ibrahima Baldé again.

Wilfried Bony's early goal settled the Swans' nerves and for most of the match that looked as if it would be enough to see them through, the hosts unable to exert sustained pressure on Michel Vorm's goal despite creating several chances. But deep into stoppage time, Baldé – who won the last-gasp penalty that earned Kuban a point on matchday three – reacted quickest to deny Swansea an away victory.

The team from Wales took the lead after nine minutes, Bony composing himself to finish coolly after a cutback from Roland Lamah and a touch in front of the Ivorian by Alejandro Pozuelo. On the balance of play for the rest of the first half, there looked unlikely to be more than a goal in it, the home side creating marginally more chances but rarely troubling Vorm in the Swansea goal.

Although the Toads came out positively for the second half, they were just as wasteful with the chances they created, with striker Djibril Cissé the most frequent offender. Kuban's task became all the more difficult when Xandão was shown a second yellow card, but, with the stadium emptying two minutes into added time, Baldé ran onto a through pass by Ivelin Popov and bravely lobbed the ball past the despairing Vorm to level.
 

Last updated: 09/11/13 0.02CET

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Lineups

kuban

Kuban

swansea

Swansea

23
BelenovAleksandr Belenov (GK) (C)
1
VormMichel Vorm (GK)
4
XandãoXandão
Yellow Card1
Red Card76
2
AmatJordi Amat
5
DealbertÁngel Dealbert
Yellow Card90+4
6
WilliamsAshley Williams (C)
8
TlisovArtur Tlisov
Substitution78
10
BonyWilfried Bony
Goal9
Substitution71
9
CisséDjibril Cissé
12
DyerNathan Dyer
Substitution61
10
KaboréCharles Kaboré
14
LamahRoland Lamah
Substitution61
25
KozlovAleksei Kozlov
19
TiendalliDwight Tiendalli
Yellow Card56
28
MelgarejoLorenzo Melgarejo
Substitution73
20
De GuzmánJonathan De Guzmán
43
BugaevRoman Bugaev
21
CañasJosé Cañas
71
PopovIvelin Popov
24
PozueloAlejandro Pozuelo
90
KhubulovArsen Khubulov
Substitution66
33
DaviesBen Davies

Substitutes

1
BaychoraEduard Baychora (GK)
25
TremmelGerhard Tremmel (GK)
11
BucurGheorghe Bucur
3
TaylorNeil Taylor
15
ZhavnerchikMaksim Zhavnerchik
4
ChicoChico
17
FidlerArtem Fidler
Substitution78
7
BrittonLeon Britton
18
IgnatyevVladislav Ignatyev
Substitution66
15
RoutledgeWayne Routledge
Substitution61
20
BuenoGonzalo Bueno
22
RangelÀngel Rangel
Substitution61
99
BaldéIbrahima Baldé
Substitution73
Goal90+2
26
VázquezÁlvaro Vázquez
Substitution71

Coach

Viktor Goncharenko (BLR) Michael Laudrup (DEN)

Referee

Robert Schörgenhofer (AUT)

Assistant referees

Alain Hoxha (AUT), Matthias Winsauer (AUT)

Fourth official

Andreas Witschnigg (AUT)

Additional assistant referees

Harald Lechner (AUT), Rene Eisner (AUT)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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