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Panathinaikos stay cool under Rubin fire

Published: Tuesday 2 November 2010, 20.15CET
FC Rubin Kazan 0-0 Panathinaikos FC
The reigning Russian champions made their visitors sweat at times in chilly Tatarstan but found Alexandros Tzorvas's goal well guarded.
by Richard van Poortvliet
from Centralni Stadium

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RubinPanathinaikos

Goals scored0
 
0
Attempts on target8
 
4
Attempts off target7
 
8
Corners5
 
3
Offsides2
 
1
Fouls committed17
 
18
Yellow cards0
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 03/10/2013 16:21 CET

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Pts: Points   
 
Published: Tuesday 2 November 2010, 20.15CET

Panathinaikos stay cool under Rubin fire

FC Rubin Kazan 0-0 Panathinaikos FC
The reigning Russian champions made their visitors sweat at times in chilly Tatarstan but found Alexandros Tzorvas's goal well guarded.

FC Rubin Kazan and Panathinaikos FC once again played out a goalless draw to leave both clubs with it all to do if they are to qualify for the UEFA Champions League knockout stages.

The reigning Russian champions made most of the running against a cautious Panathinaikos side who rarely threatened. However, wayward finishing cost the hosts, while the visitors had goalkeeper Alexandros Tzorvas to thank, as he pulled off some key saves to earn the Greens a point.

The teams had played out a goalless draw two weeks ago in Athens, but Panathinaikos had a great opportunity to break the deadlock two minutes into the rematch after Rubin goalkeeper Sergei Ryzhikov picked up a back pass inside his area. However, Djibril Cissé failed to hit the target as Rubin had an early let-off.

That was to be the only sniff of a chance for either team early on as the visitors were content to sit back in numbers, regardless of their predicament at the foot of Group D, while misplaced passes and a lack of creativity severely hampered the hosts.

Kurban Berdyev's men began to pick up the tempo with the half-time break approaching, and had two great opportunities to open the scoring in the space of a minute. Aleksandr Ryzantsev forced Tzorvas into a fine save with a header from close range, and seconds later, Sergei Kornilenko, who scored his first goals in a Rubin shirt at the weekend, glanced another effort just wide.

Rubin continued to dominate after the restart and Ryzantsev had another great opportunity to score on the hour mark, but a heavy touch meant it went begging after he was put clear on goal following Carlos Eduardo's fine return ball.

Berdyev's men laid siege to Panathinaikos's goal as the final whistle approached with Ryzantsev and César Navas spurning great chances as a lack of a cutting edge in front of goal denied Rubin the three points. Both teams will now need a major upturn in fortunes if they are to qualify for the round of 16.

Last updated: 08/12/13 4.46CET

http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/season=2011/matches/round=2000118/match=2002879/postmatch/report/index.html#greens+refuse+buckle

Quotes

  • Kurban Berdyev

    Read more"Our chances of making the knockouts are theoretical but they are still there"

  • Nikos Nioplias

    Read more"We played well and have shown that, gradually, we are improving"

Lineups

rubin

Rubin

panathinaikos

Panathinaikos

77
RyzhikovSergei Ryzhikov (GK)
30
TzorvasAlexandros Tzorvas (GK)
3
AnsaldiCristian Ansaldi
4
BoumsongJean-Alain Boumsong
Substitution58
4
César NavasCésar Navas
5
KantéCédric Kanté
8
RyazantsevAleksandr Ryazantsev
9
CisséDjibril Cissé
14
KasaevAlan Kasaev
Substitution73
14
Luis GarcíaLuis García
Substitution69
16
NoboaChristian Noboa (C)
15
Gilberto SilvaGilberto Silva
19
KaleshinVitali Kaleshin
23
SimãoSimão
27
BocchettiSalvatore Bocchetti
24
VyntraLoukas Vyntra
Yellow Card71
66
NatchoBebras Natcho
26
KaragounisGiorgos Karagounis (C)
Yellow Card76
Substitution81
87
Carlos EduardoCarlos Eduardo
Substitution73
29
KatsouranisKostas Katsouranis
88
KornilenkoSergei Kornilenko
Substitution85
31
SpyropoulosNikos Spyropoulos

Substitutes

44
ArlauskisGiedrius Arlauskis (GK)
27
KarnezisOrestis Karnezis (GK)
2
KuzminOleg Kuzmin
3
SarriegiJosu Sarriegi
9
SalukvadzeLasha Salukvadze
8
IoannidisGiorgos Ioannidis
15
MurawskiRafał Murawski
10
GovouSidney Govou
Substitution69
26
MedvedevAleksei Medvedev
Substitution85
19
PlessisDamien Plessis
28
MartinsObafemi Martins
Substitution73
20
ChristodoulopoulosLazaros Christodoulopoulos
Substitution81
61
Gökdeniz KaradenizGökdeniz Karadeniz
Substitution73
22
MarinosStergos Marinos
Substitution58
Yellow Card85

Coach

Kurban Berdyev (RUS) Nikos Nioplias (GRE)

Referee

Tony Chapron (FRA)

Assistant referees

Emmanuel Boisdenghien (FRA), Michael Annonier (FRA)

Fourth official

Alexandre Castro (FRA)

Additional assistant referees

Antony Gautier (FRA), Olivier Thual (FRA)

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  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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