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Rubin beat Rovers to move closer to last 32

Published: Wednesday 30 November 2011, 19.55CET
FC Rubin Kazan 4-1 Shamrock Rovers FC
The Russian side need just a point away to PAOK FC on matchday six to qualify after equalling their biggest ever win in UEFA club competition.
Rubin beat Rovers to move closer to last 32
Nelson Valdez celebrates with team-mates after one of his two goals ©Getty Images

Match statistics

RubinShamrock Rovers

Goals scored4
 
1
Attempts on target7
 
2
Attempts off target7
 
5
Corners2
 
4
Offsides1
 
3
Fouls committed16
 
15
Yellow cards3
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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

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Published: Wednesday 30 November 2011, 19.55CET

Rubin beat Rovers to move closer to last 32

FC Rubin Kazan 4-1 Shamrock Rovers FC
The Russian side need just a point away to PAOK FC on matchday six to qualify after equalling their biggest ever win in UEFA club competition.

FC Rubin Kazan moved to within a point of the UEFA Europa League round of 32 with a 4-1 victory against Shamrock Rovers FC.

Though Rubin's initial lead, given to them by Nelson Valdez, lasted only two minutes thanks to Ken Oman's header, the hosts always looked in charge. Bebras Natcho restored their advantage, and efforts from Valdez and Obafemi Martins took Rubin to a record equalling win in UEFA club competition – most recently achieved with a 3-0 win in Dublin on matchday one. Kurban Berdyev's team need only to draw in Greece against PAOK FC on matchday six to be sure of progressing.

Fast starters in the section with that opening victory against the Irish side in September, Rubin again swiftly out of the blocks on Wednesday. With ten minutes gone, Christian Noboa played in Valdez, who shrugged off the attentions of Oman and fired in.

Michael O'Neill's side were quick to respond, Oman heading in Billy Dennehy's free-kick at the far post, and could have gone ahead had Dennehy not shot straight at Sergei Ryzhikov having wriggled free on the right. Natcho was far more clinical on 36 minutes, swivelling on the edge of the penalty area and – in one movement – setting himself to bend a low shot into the bottom corner.

Even after Valdez profited from another fine pass by Noboa to make it 3-1 six minutes after the interval, the Irish Premier Division champions' spirit remained intact. They briefly maintained a real threat on the counterattack but were unable to stem the tide, Martins turning in from barely two metres out just after the hour following Gökdeniz Karadeniz's cutback from the byline.

Even then, O'Neill's team refused to lie down, Karl Sheppard hitting the bar in the closing stages.

Last updated: 02/12/11 0.17CET

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Lineups

rubin

Rubin

shamrock rovers

Shamrock Rovers

1
RyzhikovSergei Ryzhikov (GK)
16
ThompsonRyan Thompson (GK)
4
César NavasCésar Navas
Yellow Card11
2
SullivanPat Sullivan
Yellow Card62
5
MartinsObafemi Martins
Goal62
3
StevensEnda Stevens
8
RyazantsevAleksandr Ryazantsev
Yellow Card39
Substitution72
5
MurrayDan Murray (C)
Yellow Card65
16
NoboaChristian Noboa
6
RiceStephen Rice
18
ValdezNelson Valdez
Goal10
Goal51
Substitution62
10
SheppardKarl Sheppard
19
KaleshinVitali Kaleshin
17
OmanKen Oman
Goal12
27
BocchettiSalvatore Bocchetti
18
TurnerChris Turner
Substitution81
61
Gökdeniz KaradenizGökdeniz Karadeniz
Yellow Card69
Substitution70
20
DennehyBilly Dennehy
66
NatchoBebras Natcho
Goal36
21
FinnRonan Finn
Substitution70
76
SharonovRoman Sharonov (C)
26
PatersonJames Paterson
Substitution70

Substitutes

31
BerezinAleksei Berezin (GK)
1
BrushRichard Brush (GK)
3
AnsaldiCristian Ansaldi
Substitution70
7
McCabeGary McCabe
7
BystrovPetr Bystrov
8
O'DonnellStephen O'Donnell
Substitution70
Yellow Card75
9
NemovPetr Nemov
9
TwiggGary Twigg
Substitution81
10
KasaevAlan Kasaev
Substitution62
11
KilduffCiaran Kilduff
Substitution70
25
DyadyunVladimir Dyadyun
Substitution72
19
O'NeillGary O'Neill
67
KverkveliaSolomon Kverkvelia
27
RickettsRohan Ricketts

Coach

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

Referee

Harald Lechner (AUT)

Assistant referees

Alain Hoxha (AUT), Andreas Fellinger (AUT)

Fourth official

Markus Hameter (AUT)

Additional assistant referees

Rene Eisner (AUT), Alexander Harkam (AUT)

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