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Kuban defeat St Gallen to stay afloat

Published: Thursday 28 November 2013, 19.00CET
FC Kuban Krasnodar 4-0 FC St Gallen
Two goals from Lorenzo Melgarejo and one apiece from Vladislav Ignatyev and Charles Kaboré kept alive Kuban's slim hopes of progressing.
Kuban defeat St Gallen to stay afloat
Lorenzo Melgarejo scored twice for Kuban against St Gallen ©Getty Images
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Published: Thursday 28 November 2013, 19.00CET

Kuban defeat St Gallen to stay afloat

FC Kuban Krasnodar 4-0 FC St Gallen
Two goals from Lorenzo Melgarejo and one apiece from Vladislav Ignatyev and Charles Kaboré kept alive Kuban's slim hopes of progressing.

FC Kuban Krasnodar kept alive their slim prospects of reaching the UEFA Europa League round of 32 with an emphatic 3-0 win against FC St Gallen.

Bottom of Group A at the start of play, Kuban move up to third and can advance if results go their way on matchday six. They can draw confidence from their performance against St Gallen. Dominant throughout, the Russian side had myriad chances but ultimately had to settle for two goals from Lorenzo Melgarejo and one apiece for Vladislav Ignatyev and Charles Kaboré.

Indeed, they never looked like a team yet to score more than once in any of their four European home games before this one. Melgarejo had already had one attempt well saved by the time he gave them a third-minute lead, controlling Anton Sosnin's pass adroitly on his chest before firing across Daniel Lopar.

The opportunities kept coming. Ignatyev headed over and shot straight at Lopar, either side of Djibril Cissé's first-time effort being kept out. St Gallen carved out openings of their own on their rare forays into opposition territory – Mario Mutsch's speculative strike and Stéphane Nater's snatched attempt – but Viktor Goncharenko's men were well on top in the interim. Melgarejo and Cissé were both thwarted by Lopar before the half was out, the latter's low drive being tipped onto a post.

Any hopes the Swiss visitors had of capitalising after riding out the storm were dashed nine minutes after the break. Ignatyev fed Ivelin Popov and, having continued his run into the area, was on hand to turn in the rebound after his team-mate's cross-shot had been parried by Lopar. Melgarejo grabbed his second in the 71st minute, poking in after Igor Armaş flicked on a Popov corner. Kaboré then iced the cake in added time, finishing from close range after Armaş nodded Arsen Khubulov's free-kick across goal.

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Lineups

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Kuban

st gallen

St Gallen

23
BelenovAleksandr Belenov (GK) (C)
1
LoparDaniel Lopar (GK)
2
ArmaşIgor Armaş
Yellow Card67
5
StocklasaMartin Stocklasa (C)
Yellow Card89
5
DealbertÁngel Dealbert
8
NaterStéphane Nater
9
CisséDjibril Cissé
11
KaranovicGoran Karanovic
10
KaboréCharles Kaboré
Goal90
15
BesleStéphane Besle
Substitution46
15
ZhavnerchikMaksim Zhavnerchik
16
VitkieviezMatías Vitkieviez
Substitution72
18
IgnatyevVladislav Ignatyev
Goal54
Substitution62
19
MutschMario Mutsch
Yellow Card80
22
SosninAnton Sosnin
27
MathysMarco Mathys
Substitution60
25
KozlovAleksei Kozlov
28
LenjaniErmir Lenjani
28
MelgarejoLorenzo Melgarejo
Goal3
Goal71
Substitution78
32
DemiriMuhamed Demiri
71
PopovIvelin Popov
Substitution76
34
RodriguezRoberto Rodriguez

Substitutes

1
BaychoraEduard Baychora (GK)
30
KovačićIljia Kovačić (GK)
8
TlisovArtur Tlisov
18
HerzogMarcel Herzog (GK)
17
FidlerArtem Fidler
9
KeitaAlhassane Keita
Substitution60
20
BuenoGonzalo Bueno
Substitution78
10
WüthrichSébastien Wüthrich
Substitution72
43
BugaevRoman Bugaev
14
SchönenbergerMario Schönenberger
90
KhubulovArsen Khubulov
Substitution62
29
FraninMarco Franin
99
BaldéIbrahima Baldé
Substitution76
33
RussoDaniele Russo
Substitution46

Coach

Viktor Goncharenko (BLR) Jeff Saibene (LUX)

Referee

Anastassios Kakos (GRE)

Assistant referees

Dimitris Tatsis (GRE), Michael Karsiotis (GRE)

Fourth official

Ilias Alexeas (GRE)

Additional assistant referees

Michael Koukoulakis (GRE), Athenasios Giachos (GRE)

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