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Rovers lose to Rubin on group stage debut

Published: Thursday 15 September 2011, 20.58CET
Shamrock Rovers FC 0-3 FC Rubin Kazan
Both sides missed penalties as Rubin ran out comfortable winners in their opening Group A encounter in Dublin.
Rovers lose to Rubin on group stage debut
Rubin celebrate one of their three goals against Rovers ©Sportsfile

Match statistics

Shamrock RoversRubin

Goals scored0
3
Attempts on target5
 
6
Attempts off target2
 
7
Corners4
 
2
Offsides2
 
0
Fouls committed16
 
13
Yellow cards1
 
4
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 17/05/2012 12:39 CET

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Published: Thursday 15 September 2011, 20.58CET

Rovers lose to Rubin on group stage debut

Shamrock Rovers FC 0-3 FC Rubin Kazan
Both sides missed penalties as Rubin ran out comfortable winners in their opening Group A encounter in Dublin.

FC Rubin Kazan got their UEFA Europa League Group A campaign off to a flying start with a three-goal victory against group stage debutants Shamrock Rovers FC in Dublin.

Rubin started putting their UEFA Champions League play-off defeat by Olympique Lyonnais behind them within three minutes as Obafemi Martins put them ahead. Nelson Valdez missed the chance to double the lead from the penalty spot, but the visitors' advantage was eventually extended thanks to fine second-half finishes from Christian Noboa and Gökdeniz Karadeniz. Stephen O'Donnell then saw his penalty well saved by Sergei Ryzhikov just past the hour as Rubin ran out comfortable winners.

The Russian Premier League side made the perfect start to the match when Karadeniz raced on to Noboa's long ball and delivered a dangerous cross which was swept in by Martins. Kurban Berdyev's men came close to doubling their advantage soon afterwards as Valdez connected with a volley which cleared the crossbar.

The hosts' best chance of the first half fell to O'Donnell, but he headed over from Rohan Ricketts' curling cross. Their opponents were then awarded a penalty nine minutes before the break, only for Valdez to fail to convert as Ryan Thompson saved well down to his left.

Within five minutes of the restart, Rubin added the second goal that their first-half dominance had deserved. Noboa latched on to the loose ball after Rovers had failed to clear a cross and his powerfully struck shot gave Thompson no chance. The visitors further extended their lead when Bebras Natcho found Karadeniz inside the penalty area, the latter's curling effort going in off the crossbar.

Michael O'Neill's side were nonetheless handed a route back into the match when Gary Twigg was brought down by César Navas, but O'Donnell was unable to beat Ryzhikov with his penalty. Rubin next host PAOK FC on 29 September, when the Hoops travel to Tottenham Hotspur FC.

Last updated: 17/09/11 0.06CET

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Lineups

shamrock rovers

Shamrock Rovers

rubin

Rubin

16
ThompsonRyan Thompson (GK)
1
RyzhikovSergei Ryzhikov (GK)
2
SullivanPat Sullivan
4
César NavasCésar Navas
Yellow Card63
3
StevensEnda Stevens
5
MartinsObafemi Martins
Goal3
Substitution46
4
SivesCraig Sives
Yellow Card35
8
RyazantsevAleksandr Ryazantsev
Yellow Card20
5
MurrayDan Murray (C)
16
NoboaChristian Noboa
Goal50
6
RiceStephen Rice
18
ValdezNelson Valdez
Penalty36
Substitution64
8
O'DonnellStephen O'Donnell
Penalty64
19
KaleshinVitali Kaleshin
Substitution75
9
TwiggGary Twigg
27
BocchettiSalvatore Bocchetti
21
FinnRonan Finn
Substitution56
61
Gökdeniz KaradenizGökdeniz Karadeniz
Goal60
22
McCormackConor McCormack
Substitution56
66
NatchoBebras Natcho
27
RickettsRohan Ricketts
Substitution63
76
SharonovRoman Sharonov (C)
Yellow Card83

Substitutes

1
BrushRichard Brush (GK)
24
ArlauskisGiedrius Arlauskis (GK)
7
McCabeGary McCabe
3
AnsaldiCristian Ansaldi
Substitution75
10
SheppardKarl Sheppard
7
BystrovPetr Bystrov
Substitution46
11
KilduffCiaran Kilduff
Substitution56
10
KasaevAlan Kasaev
18
TurnerChris Turner
Substitution63
20
A. EremenkoAleksei Eremenko
20
DennehyBilly Dennehy
Substitution56
25
DyadyunVladimir Dyadyun
Substitution64
Yellow Card71
26
PatersonJames Paterson
67
KverkveliaSolomon Kverkvelia

Coach

Michael O'Neill (NIR) Kurban Berdyev (RUS)

Referee

Zsolt Szabó (HUN)

Assistant referees

Robert Kispal (HUN), Zsolt Varga (HUN)

Fourth official

Szabolcs Szilasi (HUN)

Additional assistant referees

Roland Veizer (HUN), Ádám Farkas (HUN)

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