Europa League Preview: FC Krasndar – Crzena Zvezda

First Playoff Round, First Leg: Bulls Bullish or Red Star Gleaming? Krasnodar enters this week’s Europa League match against Serbian side Crvena Zvezda in some spotty form. As of late, they have drawn against two potential relegation candidates in the RFPL. Between these disappointing draws came a last gasp victory over FC Akhmat, who is expected to challenge for European places this year. On top of their questionable form, injury concerns abound for Krasnodar, with some newcomers potentially … [Read more...]

FC Krasnodar – New Kid On The Block

It was no coincidence when FC Krasnodar eliminated Spanish side Real Sociedad in Europa League qualification with a 3-0 victory at home. Rather, it was the culmination of seven years of hard work from one of Russia’s most exciting new clubs. The man behind the club is local billionaire Sergey Galitsky, who with his fortune of almost 11 billion dollars is the 138th richest man in the world according to Forbes. He created his first fortune by selling perfumes and cosmetic products in the early … [Read more...]