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Match facts: Panathinaikos v Rubin

Published: Sunday 17 October 2010, 21.45CET
Match facts: Panathinaikos v Rubin
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Published: Sunday 17 October 2010, 21.45CET

Match facts: Panathinaikos v Rubin

Panathinaikos

UEFA milestones
• Panathinaikos have scored 298 goals in UEFA competition.

• The Greek side have conceded 98 UEFA Champions League goals, group stage to final, and 195 in the European Champions Clubs' Cup.

UEFA Champions League statistics
• Gilberto Silva serves a one-game ban following his red card on Matchday 2. Giorgos Karagounis is a booking away from suspension.

Latest domestic information
Saturday 16 October: Panathinaikos FC 1-0 PAOK FC (Vyntra 20)
Tzorvas; Vyntra, Sarriegi, Boumsong, Spyropoulos; Gilberto Silva, Karagounis (Marinos 66), Katsouranis; Luis García (Dimoutsos 78), Christodoulopoulos (Simão 59), Cissé

• Lazaros Christodoulopoulos replaced Sebastian Leto in the only change to the side which beat Ergotelis FC 4-1 on 3 October.

• The game was played behind closed doors after crowd disturbances in the draw with FC Kavala on 18 September.

• Panathinaikos have lost only three of their last 55 league games at home, including the end of season play-offs.

• Nikos Nioplias's side have kept two clean sheets in eight games in all competitions this season.

• Panathinaikos begin their Greek Cup defence at third tier Kozani FC on 27 October.

Injury news
• Christodoulopoulos made his first appearance since April against PAOK after overcoming a foot injury. Giourkas Seitaridis was an unused substitute having recovered from a quadriceps problem sustained at the start of September.

• Josu Sarriegi (ankle) returned after picking up an injury against Ergotelis but Leto remains sidelined having suffered a knee knock in the same game.

• Sotiris Ninis was forced off 15 minutes into Greece's win against Israel on 12 October after injuring his right foot and missed the PAOK victory.

• Giorgos Ioannidis (groin) was absent against Ergotelis but was back in action with Greece Under-21s five days later.

• Antonis Petropoulos (groin, out since 27 August) and Cédric Kanté (right hand, 25 September) have both resumed training.

• Sidney Govou has not played since straining his right thigh on 26 September.

International duty
UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying unless stated.

• Friday 8 October:
Greece 1-0 Latvia – Giorgos Karagounis, Sotiris Ninis, Kostas Katsouranis
Czech Republic 3-0 Greece, U21s – Giorgos Ioannidis, Elini Dimoutsos

• Saturday 9 October:
Comoros 0-1 Mozambique, Africa Cup of Nations – Simão

• Tuesday 12 October:
Greece 2-1 Israel – Giorgos Karagounis (goal), Nikos Spyropoulos (own goal), Kostas Katsouranis, Loukas Vyntra, Sotiris Ninis
Greece 0-2 Czech Republic, U21s – Giorgos Ioannidis, Elini Dimoutsos

• Karagounis became the third Greek player after Theodoros Zagorakis and Angelos Basinas to reach 100 caps when he lined up against Latvia.

Miscellaneous
• Panathinaikos's 2-1 win against Panionios GSS on 25 September was their first game of the season at the Olympic Stadium, which had been closed for a concert before having a new pitch laid.

• Panathinaikos have sold 30,091 season tickets, a Greek record.

Rubin

UEFA milestones
• None

UEFA Champions League statistics
• None

Latest domestic information
Saturday 16 October: FC Rubin Kazan 2-1 FC Rostov (Natcho 10, Martins 12; Pavlenko 4)
Ryzhikov; Ansaldi, Orekhov, Navas; Balyaykin, Natcho, Murawski (Noboa 68), Ryazantsev, Kasaev; Carlos Eduardo (Kornilenko 46); Martins (Medvedev 46)

• Vitali Kaleshin missed out through suspension as Kurban Berdyev made five changes to the team which drew 2-2 with FC Sibir Novosibirsk on 3 October.

• For the second successive match Rubin finished with ten men after Evgeni Balyaykin was dismissed with four minutes remaining. Kaleshin picked up a second yellow card late on at Sibir.

• Rubin have won their last seven home league games and are unbeaten in the top flight in nine matches.

• With six matches remaining, Rubin are six points adrift of leaders FC Zenit St. Petersburg and have played two games more.

• Scorer of a penalty against FC Barcelona on Matchday 2, Christian Noboa made it two in as many games when he converted from the spot against Sibir.

Injury news
• Roman Sharonov is likely to miss the rest of the season with a knee injury.

International duty
UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying unless stated.

• Thursday 7 October:
Iran 0-3 Brazil, friendly – Carlos Eduardo

• Friday 8 October:
Georgia 1-0 Malta – Lasha Salukvadze
Luxembourg 0-0 Belarus – Sergei Kornilenko (sent off)
Ecuador 0-1 Colombia, friendly – Christian Noboa

• Saturday 9 October:
Israel 1-2 Croatia – Bebars Natcho
United States 2-2 Poland, friendly – Rafał Murawski

• Sunday 10 October:
Sierra Leone 0-0 South Africa, Africa Cup of Nations – MacBeth Sibaya
Guinea 1-0 Nigeria, Africa Cup of Nations – Obafemi Martins

• Monday 11 October:
Brazil 2-0 Ukraine, friendly – Carlos Eduardo

• Tuesday 12 October:
Latvia 1-1 Georgia – Lasha Salukvadze (sub)
Greece 2-1 Israel – Bebars Natcho
Ecuador 2-2 Poland, friendly – Christian Noboa; Rafał Murawski

• Kornilenko was suspended for Belarus's 2-0 win against Albania on 12 October after being dismissed midway through the second half in Luxembourg.

• Alan Kasaev received his first international call-up at the start of September but played no part as Russia beat Andorra and lost to Slovakia. He was also in the recent squad.

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