The players of “Krasnodar” has shown the will and showed great game in the qualifying match of the Champions League with Porto, said the Minister of sports of Russia Pavel Kolobkov.
The players of “Krasnodar” on Tuesday on the road beat “Port” with the account 3:2 in the second leg of the third qualifying round of the Champions League and reached the round of the playoffs. Kolobkov said that the match was not seen, as it was not shown on TV, but followed the stream.
“Well done guys, proved with Portugal, one of the strongest international teams. Showed will, revealed in this cool game. I am very glad that the pupil of the Krasnodar football scored two goals, and the team, despite injuries to key players, took place in a further stage of the Champions League,” said Kolobok to RIA Novosti.
“We went to Porto, now is the chance (“Krasnodar” – ed.) was nice. The team has shown it can play with any, the most strong teams. Now they have nothing to fear and worry. You just need to play and show their game,” said the Minister.
He stressed that the victory was not only important for Krasnodar, not only for the club but for the whole Russia. “The more that we are in the table of coefficients of steel a little further away from Portugal,” added Balls.
The next opponent of “Krasnodar”, which for the first time in their history playing in the Champions League, will become Greek “Olympiakos”. The winner will get into the group stage of the tournament.