Estadi de Mestalla - Valencia 12/12/2013 - 19:00CET (19:00 local time)

Group stage - Group A

Valencia - Kuban
1-1
 

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Kuban exit after Valencia draw

Published: Thursday 12 December 2013, 21.19CET
Valencia CF 1-1 FC Kuban Krasnodar
Lorenzo Melgarejo equalised with six minutes remaining but a draw proved insufficient for the visitors to emerge from Group A.
by Delfin Ramirez
from Estadi de Mestalla

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Match statistics

Valencia
Kuban

1

Goals scored

1

67

Possession (%)

33

23

Total attempts

11

3

on target

5

11

off target

5

9

blocked

1

1

against woodwork

0

13

Corners

0

5

Offsides

4

1

Yellow cards

3

1

Red Cards

0

12

Fouls committed

14

13

Fouls suffered

11

600

Passes

296

524

completed

226

Lineups

valencia

Valencia

kuban

Kuban

1Diego Alves (GK)23Belenov (GK) (C)
5Víctor Ruiz
Red Card90
2Armaş
9Hélder Postiga
Substitution66
5Dealbert
10Banega10Kaboré
11Pabón
Substitution81
18Ignatyev
Yellow Card82
12João Pereira22Sosnin
Yellow Card48
15Fuego
Yellow Card55
25Kozlov
20Ricardo Costa (C)28Melgarejo
Yellow Card51
Goal84
24Míchel43Bugaev
Substitution79
28Cartabia
Substitution75
90Khubulov
Substitution28
31Gaya99Baldé
Substitution46

Substitutes

13Guaita (GK)33Karuykin (GK)
2Piatti
Substitution75
4Xandão
6Oriol Romeu9Cissé
Substitution46
8Feghouli
Substitution81
17Fidler
16Paco Alcácer
Substitution66
Goal67
20Bueno
Substitution28
21Parejo77Lobkarev
Substitution79
22Mathieu

Coaches

Miroslav Djukić (SRB) Viktor Goncharenko (BLR)

Referee

Miroslav Zelinka (CZE)

Press kits

Last updated: 12/12/2013 21:15 CET

Standings

Last updated: 13/12/2013 01:05 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
  
Published: Thursday 12 December 2013, 21.19CET

Kuban exit after Valencia draw

Valencia CF 1-1 FC Kuban Krasnodar
Lorenzo Melgarejo equalised with six minutes remaining but a draw proved insufficient for the visitors to emerge from Group A.

UEFA Europa League debutants FC Kuban Krasnador signed off with a 1-1 comeback draw against Group A winners Valencia CF, who finished with ten men.

Needing to win at the Mestalla and other results to go their way to advance, Kuban failed to fulfill their side of the bargain, but can take heart from a spirited showing after Lorenzo Melgarejo cancelled out Paco Alcácer's opener with six minutes left. The hosts' group stage campaign ended on a sour note when Victor Ruiz was dismissed late on.

After an even opening, Valenica took control and almost opened the scoring when Míchel headed João Pereira's measured cross against the crossbar. The Russian side responded with intent, but a wave of intricate moves failed to produce an end product, while Hélder Postiga and Ricardo Costa both went close at the other end.

Kuban coach Viktor Goncharenko introduced former Liverpool FC forward Djibril Cissé after the break, and the 32-year-old almost made an immediate impact. Latching onto Costa's errant pass, Cissé bore down on goal, but Diego Alves was comfortably his equal. Miroslav Djukić's charges quickly wrestled back the initiative, edging in front after 67 minutes.

Shortly after replacing Postiga, Paco Alcácer took receipt of Éver Banega's defence-splitting pass and drove beyond Aleksandr Belenov from the tightest of angles. Not to be denied, the visitors hit back with six minutes remaining, Melgarejo heading in after good work from Gonzalo Bueno on the left. More drama was to come when Ruiz saw red for a challenge on Anton Sosnin.

Last updated: 14/12/13 0.04CET

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