One year after suffering a serious knee injury, Rémy Cabella is in the process of recovering good health in Russia. This was verified on Tuesday evening when the former Marseillais led his training from Krasnodar to victory against PAOK Salonika in the first leg of the Champions League (2-1). With 20 minutes remaining, and while the score was one goal everywhere, the ex-international tricolor signed the decisive goal by resuming a service from the Swede Marcus Berg.
– FCKrasnodar (@FCKrasnodar) September 22, 2020
Cabella in Olympic form
With this goal, Cabella confirms his good form at the moment. He is five goals in his last seven games with Krasnodar in all competitions. And the achievement of the day could well prove to be very precious and allow him to replay the final phase of the queen competition for the first time since 2012/13 (with Montpellier). Mourad Moussaiev’s team will have to resist PAOK in a week away (September 30). Two years ago, the Hellenes released another RPL club, Spartak Moscow.
In the other matches of the evening in these playoffs of C1, Red Bull Salzburg held its place against the Israeli team of Maccabi Tel-Aviv. Although dispossessed of several of its key players this summer, the Austrian team won 2-1. The former Parisian titi, Antoine Bernede, participated in the whole meeting. Finally, Slavia Prague and Midtjylland parted with a goalless draw. The Czechs will have a lot to do on the return to snatch a second straight qualification for the group stage.