FC Krasnodar cruised past FK Partizani from Albania in the first-leg match of their Europa League playoff and are now only 90 minutes away from reaching the competition’s next stage.
Pavel Mamaev, Ricardo Laborde and Wanderson are currently struggling with some minor injuries and are doubts out there.
Russian former international Marat Izmailov remains sidelined due to an injury on his thigh and will miss his team’s visit to Moscow.
Italian head coach Massimo Carrera recently claimed that he will work night and day to restore Spartak’s greatness and he indeed has a mountain to climb if he wants to overcome an extremely organised FC Krasnodar on Sunday.
The Krasnodar outfit are yet to be defeated in competitive matches this season and they are certainly hoping to extend their positive streak when they visit Moscow next time out.
When both sides met at Otkrytie Arena last season the home side clawed an impressive 3-2 win, however, this time around a draw is the most likely result.
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