Video: Laudrup takes positives from second Kuban draw

Swansea boss Michael Laudrup put on a brave face after seeing his side suffer more injury-time heartbreak in a 1-1 Europa League draw against Kuban Krasnodar in Russia.

Ibrahima Balde's late equaliser denied Laudrup's men the chance to confirm qualification for the knockout stages from Group A - just two weeks after Kuban scored a last minute leveller at the Liberty Stadium.

Wilfried Bony had given Swansea first-half lead and they looked on course for the points after Alexandre Xandao had seen red for the hosts in the 75th minute, but Balde ensured the points were shared.

Swansea are still in a strong position to qualify from the group and Laudrup insisted he saw positive signs after the blow of losing Sunday's Barclays Premier League derby to Cardiff.

Laudrup told us: "I think the squad had a great reaction and in the first half we played some very good football.

"You can look from the outside and say they scored in injury time but I think the circumstances from before were completely different.

"I understand the boys are disappointed but I said to them if we keep going like this with the same spirit and playing like we did in in the first half, we will have no problems.

"At Cardiff in the first half we dominated quite well but we lacked in the final third.

"I think today we looked much sharper, I think there were some good performances in there and that's why I feel for the players that we didn't win this game, because I thought they deserved it for the effort they put in in the first half."