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Rubin storm out of winter blocks

Published: Thursday 18 February 2010, 16.45CET
FC Rubin Kazan 3-0 Hapoel Tel-Aviv FC
Playing their first game of 2010, the Russian side took a commanding grip on this round of 32 tie thanks to two goals from Aleksandr Bukharov.
Rubin storm out of winter blocks
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Match statistics

RubinH. Tel-Aviv

Goals scored3
 
0
Attempts on target17
 
7
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners2
 
1
Offsides2
 
2
Fouls committed16
 
15
Yellow cards0
4
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 18 February 2010, 16.45CET

Rubin storm out of winter blocks

FC Rubin Kazan 3-0 Hapoel Tel-Aviv FC
Playing their first game of 2010, the Russian side took a commanding grip on this round of 32 tie thanks to two goals from Aleksandr Bukharov.

Two well-taken goals from Aleksandr Bukharov inspired FC Rubin Kazan to a convincing victory in the first leg of their UEFA Europa League round of 32 tie against Hapoel Tel-Aviv FC, ending a run of four home draws in Europe for the Russian champions.

The Tatarstan club's record of not having won at home since July 2007 never looked like being prolonged once Bukharov had put the hosts ahead after 14 minutes. He capped a terrific opening with a second nine minutes later and played a role in setting up Sergei Semak for the third midway through the second half, leaving Hapoel with it all to do in next Thursday's decider.

Playing competitively for the first time since UEFA Champions League Matchday 6, Rubin showed no sign of rustiness with a blistering start in -14C temperatures. They threatened first when Bukharov forced Vincent Enyeama to race off his line to prevent danger, and from the resulting follow-up Rafał Murawski fired over. Bukharov then tested the Hapoel goalkeeper from the edge of the area before breaching the visitors' defence with a sublime piece of skill, flicking the ball over Walid Badir, rounding Enyeama and keeping his composure from the ever-narrowing angle.

The Rubin No11 was proving irrepressible and, having had another effort disallowed, he doubled the lead by volleying a skied defensive clearance past Enyeama from close range. Somewhat taken aback, it was not until the 33rd minute that Hapoel registered their first effort on goal, Etey Shechter's low attempt easily dealt with by Sergei Ryzhikov. Rubin lost Aleksandr Ryazantsev to injury five minutes before half-time, though it did little to loosen the hosts' grip on proceedings.

Hapoel were seeking their 100th goal in UEFA club competition yet, aside from a speculative attempt from Bebars Natcho, were producing little to warm their small band of travelling supporters. Semak all but ended their hopes of progress 21 minutes from time, finishing into the unguarded net after Enyeama had wandered off his line to close down Bukharov.

Last updated: 01/03/10 20.11CET

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Lineups

rubin

Rubin

h. tel-aviv

H. Tel-Aviv

77
RyzhikovSergei Ryzhikov (GK)
1
EnyeamaVincent Enyeama (GK)
3
AnsaldiCristian Ansaldi
3
DouglasDouglas
4
César NavasCésar Navas
4
BondarvDani Bondarv
Yellow Card37
7
SemakSergei Semak (C)
Goal69
6
NatchoBebras Natcho
9
SalukvadzeLasha Salukvadze
9
ShechterEtey Shechter
11
BukharovAleksandr Bukharov
Goal14
Goal23
10
BadierWalid Badier (C)
15
RyazantsevAleksandr Ryazantsev
Substitution40
14
VermouthGil Vermouth
16
NoboaChristian Noboa
15
MenteshashviliZurab Menteshashvili
Substitution46
19
KaleshinVitali Kaleshin
17
LalaMahran Lala
Substitution46
42
MurawskiRafał Murawski
25
ShishGal Shish
Yellow Card79
61
Gökdeniz KaradenizGökdeniz Karadeniz
Substitution88
26
YadinAvihay Yadin
Yellow Card30
Substitution75

Substitutes

30
CheremisinEvgeny Cheremisin (GK)
22
AbarbanelNhil Abarbanel (GK)
22
OrekhovAleksandr Orekhov
8
De RidderDaniël de Ridder
Substitution75
Yellow Card87
23
BalyaykinEvgeni Balyaykin
12
MareVictor Mare
Substitution46
32
GorbanetsAndrei Gorbanets
Substitution88
16
ZahaviEran Zahavi
Substitution46
88
KasaevAlan Kasaev
Substitution40
18
AbutbulShay Abutbul
97
PortnyaginIgor Portnyagin
23
KendeOmri Kende
99
KabzeHasan Kabze
24
HutaYehuda Huta

Coach

Kurban Berdyev (RUS) Eli Gutman (ISR)

Referee

William Collum (SCO)

Assistant referees

Keith Sorbie (SCO), George Drummond (SCO)

Fourth official

Bobby Madden (SCO)

Additional assistant referees

Douglas McDonald (SCO), Euan Norris (SCO)

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