Swansea City were denied a Europa League win against Kuban Krasnodar for the second time by another late goal.

Djibril Cisse's penalty earned the Russians a point at the Liberty Stadium, and Ibrahima Balde rescued them this time with a looping finish.

Wilfried Bony's early, low strike looked set to give Swansea victory.

Another Kuban escape seemed unlikely when Xandao was shown a second yellow card for clattering Alvaro Vazquez, but Ivelin Popov fed Balde to score.

The game was an opportunity for Swansea to soothe some of the pride injured by Sunday's Premier League derby defeat at Cardiff City.

Europa League - Group A

P W D L Pts

Valencia

4

3

0

1

9

Swansea

4

2

2

0

8

St Gallen

4

1

0

3

3

Kuban Krasnodar

4

0

2

2

2

Also at stake was the chance to secure a place in the last 32 and although Valencia's 3-2 win at St Gallen has knocked Swansea off the top of Group A, they remain well placed despite this second setback against bottom side Kuban.

Swansea need two points from their last two games at home to Valencia on 28 November and then away to St Gallen, while anything less than two victories by St Gallen will also see the Swans safely through.

Michael Laudrup's side travelled without star striker Michu, who was injured at Cardiff, while Pablo Hernandez, Garry Monk and Jonjo Shelvey were also absent.

Bony had already tested Aleksandr Belenov with a firm header before a flowing move ended with the Ivorian sweeping the ball past the helpless Kuban goalkeeper.

Alejandro Pozuelo charged into the area before finding Roland Lamah, who in turn cut the ball back for Bony to net his fifth goal in Europe this season.

Russian football was again in the spotlight after Manchester City's Yaya Toure complained he was subjected to monkey chants during his side's Champions League win at CSKA Moscow.

But there seemed to be no obvious repetition from the Kuban fans who, apart from one individual flashing a laser pen, were content to enjoy a flowing first half.

Swansea's remaining Group A ties

28 November: Valencia (home)

12 December: St Gallen (away)

Cisse could have struck first for Kuban after outpacing Ashley Williams, only to shoot straight at Michel Vorm, while Arsen Khubulov took advantage of a little ring-rust from Swans left-back Ben Davies - back after three weeks out with an ankle injury.

But Swansea had chances to double their advantage before half-time, with Lamah just wide with a left-foot shot while Belenov grabbed Nathan Dyer's goalbound effort.

Cisse did have the ball in the net early in the second half, but Dwight Tiendalli had stepped out just in time to catch the former Liverpool striker offside.

In contrast Bony, so effective before the break, struggled to make any further impact and was withdrawn in favour of Vazquez with 20 minutes remaining.

The Spaniard had barely touched the ball before he was clattered by Xandao and, with the Brazilian booked in the first minute for a silly handball, he was sent off.

A goal down but this time also a man down, Kuban seemed unlikely to repeat their late escape.

But when Swansea failed to clear in time added on, Popov dissected the visitors' defence to find Balde, who acrobatically looped the ball over Vorm.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Kuban Krasnodar

  • 23 Belenov
  • 25 Kozlov
  • 43 Bugayev
  • 10 Kaboré
  • 04 Luiz Reame Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 05 Dealbert Booked
  • 90 Khubulov (Ignatjev - 66' )
  • 08 Tlisov (Fidler - 78' )
  • 09 Cissé
  • 71 Popov
  • 28 Melgarejo (Baldé - 74' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Baychora
  • 11 Bucur
  • 15 Zhavnerchik
  • 17 Fidler
  • 18 Ignatjev
  • 20 Bueno
  • 99 Baldé

Swansea City

  • 01 Vorm
  • 19 Tiendalli Booked
  • 33 Davies
  • 21 Cañas
  • 02 Amat
  • 06 Williams
  • 12 Dyer (Rangel - 62' )
  • 20 De Guzmán
  • 10 Bony (Alvaro - 72' )
  • 24 Pozuelo
  • 14 Lamah (Routledge - 62' )

Substitutes

  • 03 Taylor
  • 04 Chico
  • 07 Britton
  • 15 Routledge
  • 22 Rangel
  • 25 Tremmel
  • 26 Alvaro
Ref: Robert Schörgenhofer

Match Stats

Shots

15 10

On target

6 4

Corners

1 3

Fouls

10 13

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Kuban Krasnodar 1, Swansea City 1.

90:00 +4:02 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Kuban Krasnodar 1, Swansea City 1.

90:00 +3:19 Booking

Booking Ángel Dealbert (Kuban Krasnodar) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +2:47

Offside, Swansea City. Álex Pozuelo tries a through ball, but Álvaro is caught offside.

90:00 +1:23 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Kuban Krasnodar 1, Swansea City 1. Ibrahima Baldé (Kuban Krasnodar) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ivelin Popov with a through ball.

89:15

Ben Davies (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89:15

Foul by Vladislav Ignatjev (Kuban Krasnodar).

85:22

Attempt missed. Artem Fidler (Kuban Krasnodar) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

79:05

Attempt blocked. Artem Fidler (Kuban Krasnodar) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

78:20

Foul by Ashley Williams (Swansea City).

78:20

Ibrahima Baldé (Kuban Krasnodar) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

77:45 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Kuban Krasnodar. Artem Fidler replaces Artur Tlisov.

77:18

Foul by Dwight Tiendalli (Swansea City).

77:18

Djibril Cissé (Kuban Krasnodar) wins a free kick on the left wing.

75:26

Foul by Jordi Amat (Swansea City).

75:26

Djibril Cissé (Kuban Krasnodar) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

74:38 Dismissal

Dismissal Second yellow card to Xandao (Kuban Krasnodar) for a bad foul.

74:32

Álvaro (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

74:32

Foul by Xandao (Kuban Krasnodar).

73:19 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Kuban Krasnodar. Ibrahima Baldé replaces Lorenzo Melgarejo.

72:47

Attempt missed. Djibril Cissé (Kuban Krasnodar) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Artur Tlisov.

71:08 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Swansea City. Álvaro replaces Wilfried Bony.

67:41

Jordi Amat (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

67:41

Foul by Lorenzo Melgarejo (Kuban Krasnodar).

65:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Kuban Krasnodar. Vladislav Ignatjev replaces Arsen Khubulov.

65:02

Attempt missed. Ashley Williams (Swansea City) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Jonathan De Guzmán with a cross following a corner.

64:24

Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Xandao.

64:22

Attempt blocked. Wayne Routledge (Swansea City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Álex Pozuelo.

63:23

Attempt missed. Charles Kaboré (Kuban Krasnodar) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

62:16

Attempt missed. Djibril Cissé (Kuban Krasnodar) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Charles Kaboré.

61:14 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Swansea City. Angel Rangel replaces Nathan Dyer.

61:04 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Swansea City. Wayne Routledge replaces Roland Lamah.

60:10

Foul by Wilfried Bony (Swansea City).

60:10

Xandao (Kuban Krasnodar) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

58:03

Attempt saved. Ivelin Popov (Kuban Krasnodar) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Arsen Khubulov.

57:05

Offside, Kuban Krasnodar. Ivelin Popov tries a through ball, but Djibril Cissé is caught offside.

55:36 Booking

Booking Dwight Tiendalli (Swansea City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

55:24

Foul by Dwight Tiendalli (Swansea City).

55:24

Lorenzo Melgarejo (Kuban Krasnodar) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

54:07

Offside, Swansea City. Roland Lamah tries a through ball, but Wilfried Bony is caught offside.

49:40

Álex Pozuelo (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

49:40

Foul by Artur Tlisov (Kuban Krasnodar).

47:33

Nathan Dyer (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

47:33

Foul by Roman Bugayev (Kuban Krasnodar).

47:02

Wilfried Bony (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

47:02

Foul by Ivelin Popov (Kuban Krasnodar).

46:15

Foul by Dwight Tiendalli (Swansea City).

46:15

Lorenzo Melgarejo (Kuban Krasnodar) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00

Second Half begins Kuban Krasnodar 0, Swansea City 1.

45:00 +0:05 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Kuban Krasnodar 0, Swansea City 1.

44:18

Ben Davies (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

44:18

Foul by Ivelin Popov (Kuban Krasnodar).

43:38

Roland Lamah (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

43:38

Foul by Ángel Dealbert (Kuban Krasnodar).

40:39

Attempt missed. Arsen Khubulov (Kuban Krasnodar) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Djibril Cissé.

40:18

Attempt saved. Nathan Dyer (Swansea City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

39:36

Attempt blocked. Wilfried Bony (Swansea City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Álex Pozuelo.

37:47

Foul by Roland Lamah (Swansea City).

37:47

Roman Bugayev (Kuban Krasnodar) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

36:42

Foul by Ashley Williams (Swansea City).

36:42

Djibril Cissé (Kuban Krasnodar) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

34:38

Attempt missed. Ivelin Popov (Kuban Krasnodar) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Artur Tlisov.

29:42

Attempt missed. Ivelin Popov (Kuban Krasnodar) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Arsen Khubulov.

27:17

Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Aleksandr Belenov.

27:15

Attempt saved. Nathan Dyer (Swansea City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Álex Pozuelo.

26:31

Attempt saved. Arsen Khubulov (Kuban Krasnodar) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Charles Kaboré.

25:25

Hand ball by Álex Pozuelo (Swansea City).

24:47

Offside, Kuban Krasnodar. Ivelin Popov tries a through ball, but Djibril Cissé is caught offside.

23:58

Attempt missed. Roman Bugayev (Kuban Krasnodar) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Arsen Khubulov.

20:02

Attempt missed. Roland Lamah (Swansea City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jonathan De Guzmán.

18:37

Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Roman Bugayev.

14:00

Attempt saved. Xandao (Kuban Krasnodar) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lorenzo Melgarejo with a cross.

13:34

Corner, Kuban Krasnodar. Conceded by Nathan Dyer.

10:24

Foul by Ben Davies (Swansea City).

10:24

Arsen Khubulov (Kuban Krasnodar) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

10:08

Attempt saved. Charles Kaboré (Kuban Krasnodar) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Roman Bugayev.

9:44

Foul by José Cañas (Swansea City).

9:44

Ivelin Popov (Kuban Krasnodar) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

8:20 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Kuban Krasnodar 0, Swansea City 1. Wilfried Bony (Swansea City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Álex Pozuelo.

5:31

Foul by Dwight Tiendalli (Swansea City).

5:31

Lorenzo Melgarejo (Kuban Krasnodar) wins a free kick on the left wing.

4:29

Foul by Dwight Tiendalli (Swansea City).

4:29

Lorenzo Melgarejo (Kuban Krasnodar) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3:31

Michel Vorm (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3:31

Foul by Djibril Cissé (Kuban Krasnodar).

3:25

Attempt saved. Djibril Cissé (Kuban Krasnodar) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lorenzo Melgarejo with a through ball.

1:19

Attempt missed. José Cañas (Swansea City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high following a set piece situation.

1:18

Attempt blocked. Álex Pozuelo (Swansea City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ashley Williams.

1:07

Attempt saved. Wilfried Bony (Swansea City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jonathan De Guzmán.

0:35 Booking

Booking Xandao (Kuban Krasnodar) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

0:26

Hand ball by Xandao (Kuban Krasnodar).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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