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Noboa hits the spot in first Rubin home win

Published: Wednesday 24 November 2010, 20.15CET
FC Rubin Kazan 1-0 FC København
Christian Noboa's penalty earned Rubin their maiden UEFA Champions League home win in six attempts – and reignited their qualification hopes.
by Richard van Poortvliet
from Centralni Stadium

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RubinKøbenhavn

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target2
 
3
Attempts off target3
 
6
Corners4
 
7
Offsides4
 
0
Fouls committed14
 
16
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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

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Published: Wednesday 24 November 2010, 20.15CET

Noboa hits the spot in first Rubin home win

FC Rubin Kazan 1-0 FC København
Christian Noboa's penalty earned Rubin their maiden UEFA Champions League home win in six attempts – and reignited their qualification hopes.

FC Rubin Kazan kept their hopes of qualifying for the UEFA Champions League knockout stages alive with a 1-0 Group D victory against FC København on a bitterly cold and blustery evening in the Tatarstan capital.

Christian Noboa's penalty in first-half stoppage time was enough to give Kurban Berdyev's side their maiden home win in the competition at the sixth attempt. More importantly, however, it moves the Kazan outfit to within a point of the Danish champions going into the final round of matches in two weeks' time, when Rubin travel to leaders FC Barcelona and second-placed København entertain Panathinaikos FC.

Rubin started industriously but for all their pretty football in midfield, they were unable to fashion any notable chances. In fact, it was the visitors who should have taken the lead on 14 minutes. The evergreen Jesper Grønkjær skipped past his marker and crossed for an unmarked Christián Bolaños in the penalty area, but the Costa Rican international fired over.

The home team were enjoying the lion's share of possession but they only had Sergei Kornilenko's long-range drive, which never looked like troubling Johan Wiland in the visitors' goal, to show for their efforts. Deep into added time at the end of the first half, though, Rubin nudged in front. Bebras Natcho's free-kick hit Grønkjær on the hand and captain Noboa took the spot-kick responsibility upon himself, dispatching the ball high into the roof of the net.

FCK began to increase the tempo after the break and finally managed to register their first shot on target on 49 minutes when Zdeněk Pospěch's effort forced Sergei Ryzhikov into a smart near-post save. Rubin were happy to sit back and soak up the pressure while looking to use the hold-up play of Kornilenko and the pace and trickery of Gökdeniz Karadeniz as an attacking outlet.

Ståle Solbakken's side continued to push forward, with Dame N'Doye shooting against the crossbar. In added time, Ryzhikov made a match-winning save to deny substitute Kenneth Zohore as Rubin defended desperately to hold on for a vital three points.

Last updated: 08/12/13 4.18CET

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Lineups

rubin

Rubin

københavn

København

77
RyzhikovSergei Ryzhikov (GK)
21
WilandJohan Wiland (GK)
3
AnsaldiCristian Ansaldi
2
PospěchZdeněk Pospěch
4
César NavasCésar Navas
6
ClaudemirClaudemir
8
RyazantsevAleksandr Ryazantsev
Yellow Card42
8
KvistWilliam Kvist (C)
14
KasaevAlan Kasaev
Substitution69
10
GrønkjærJesper Grønkjær
16
NoboaChristian Noboa (C)
Goal45+2
14
N'DoyeDame N'Doye
19
KaleshinVitali Kaleshin
Yellow Card79
Substitution85
15
AntonssonMikael Antonsson
27
BocchettiSalvatore Bocchetti
17
WendtOscar Wendt
Yellow Card72
61
Gökdeniz KaradenizGökdeniz Karadeniz
20
VingaardMartin Vingaard
Substitution73
66
NatchoBebras Natcho
25
JørgensenMathias Jørgensen
88
KornilenkoSergei Kornilenko
Substitution81
30
BolañosChristián Bolaños
Yellow Card10

Substitutes

44
ArlauskisGiedrius Arlauskis (GK)
1
ChristensenKim Christensen (GK)
2
KuzminOleg Kuzmin
11
SantinCésar Santin
5
BystrovPetr Bystrov
Substitution69
12
LarssonPeter Larsson
9
SalukvadzeLasha Salukvadze
Substitution85
16
KristensenThomas Kristensen
15
MurawskiRafał Murawski
18
ZohoreKenneth Zohore
Substitution73
23
BalyaykinEvgeni Balyaykin
19
OviedoBryan Oviedo
26
MedvedevAleksei Medvedev
Substitution81
27
DelaneyThomas Delaney

Coach

Kurban Berdyev (RUS) Ståle Solbakken (NOR)

Referee

Martin Atkinson (ENG)

Assistant referees

Michael Mullarkey (ENG), Peter Kirkup (ENG)

Fourth official

Stuart Attwell (ENG)

Additional assistant referees

Andre Marriner (ENG), Michael Jones (ENG)

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