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Ten-man Rubin fight back to seal progress

Published: Thursday 15 December 2011, 21.14CET
PAOK FC 1-1 FC Rubin Kazan
Despite going a goal down and being reduced to ten men early on, Kurban Berdyev's men secured qualification by earning the point they needed.
Ten-man Rubin fight back to seal progress
Rubin striker Obafemi Martins takes on PAOK's Diego Arias as both sides went through from Group A ©Getty Images

Match statistics

PAOKRubin

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target4
 
2
Attempts off target5
 
2
Corners7
 
2
Offsides1
 
0
Fouls committed12
 
7
Yellow cards1
 
0
Red cards0
1

Standings

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

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Published: Thursday 15 December 2011, 21.14CET

Ten-man Rubin fight back to seal progress

PAOK FC 1-1 FC Rubin Kazan
Despite going a goal down and being reduced to ten men early on, Kurban Berdyev's men secured qualification by earning the point they needed.

Ten-man Rubin Kazan FC qualified for the UEFA Europa League round of 32 with a nervy 1-1 draw at PAOK FC, who themselves secured top spot in Group A.

The visitors knew a point would be enough, but made life hard for themselves by losing a goal – and a man – inside a quarter of an hour. Vieirinha converted the penalty conceded by goalkeeper Sergei Ryzhikov, who was sent off for his transgression, but Nelson Valdez's excellent 48th-minute finish rescued Rubin.

Kurban Berdyev's men could not have got off to a worse start. From their own corner Giorgos Georgiadis broke away, neatly slipped the ball through Petr Nemov's legs, before being sent tumbling by Ryzhikov. A red card swiftly followed, as did the hosts' opener, Vieirinha sweeping the ball beyond the reach of substitute keeper Giedrius Arlauskis.

Defences were on top for the remainder of a cagey first half, with impeccable challenges from Cristian Ansaldi and Etto preventing dangerous passes from finding their targets. But the situation was worrying for Rubin, as Tottenham Hotspur FC were cruising past Shamrock Rovers FC in the group's other contest.

The lifeline came three minutes after the restart; Rubin's 11th goal in Group A, and their sixth scored in the first 15 minutes of the second half – PAOK had clearly failed to do their homework. Gökdeniz Karadeniz did well to cut back his cross onto the penalty spot, where Valdez was waiting to thump a perfectly controlled left-footed volley back across the goalkeeper and inside the right post.

Despite requiring just a point to top the group, PAOK sought to retake the lead and Arlauskis quickly became the star of the show. He made two superb saves before the hour; first blocking Vieirinha's lifted shot with his chest, then getting a strong left palm to Georgiadis's low angled drive. The Greek side continued to threaten, but Rubin held out to seal the section's runners-up spot.

Last updated: 17/12/11 0.06CET

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Lineups

paok

PAOK

rubin

Rubin

71
GlykosPanagiotis Glykos (GK)
1
RyzhikovSergei Ryzhikov (GK)
Red Card13
5
Pablo GarcíaPablo García
3
AnsaldiCristian Ansaldi
7
GeorgiadisGiorgos Georgiadis
Substitution73
5
MartinsObafemi Martins
Substitution62
8
CirilloBruno Cirillo
9
NemovPetr Nemov
13
MalezasStelios Malezas (C)
16
NoboaChristian Noboa
16
LinoLino
Yellow Card10
18
ValdezNelson Valdez
Goal48
Substitution90
20
VieirinhaVieirinha
Goal15
19
KaleshinVitali Kaleshin
Substitution15
21
IvićVladimir Ivić
Substitution80
27
BocchettiSalvatore Bocchetti
33
AthanasiadisStefanos Athanasiadis
61
Gökdeniz KaradenizGökdeniz Karadeniz
77
EttoEtto
66
NatchoBebras Natcho
85
AriasDiego Arias
Substitution84
76
SharonovRoman Sharonov (C)

Substitutes

91
KrešićDario Krešić (GK)
24
ArlauskisGiedrius Arlauskis (GK)
Substitution15
4
BalafasSotiris Balafas
2
KuzminOleg Kuzmin
9
SalpingidisDimitris Salpingidis
Substitution73
7
BystrovPetr Bystrov
Substitution62
11
RobertBertrand Robert
25
DyadyunVladimir Dyadyun
Substitution90
18
FotakisGiorgos Fotakis
Substitution80
65
ZhestokovMaksim Zhestokov
25
LazărCostin Lazăr
Substitution84
67
KverkveliaSolomon Kverkvelia
27
SznaucnerMiroslaw Sznaucner
92
OrazsakhedovVakhyt Orazsakhedov

Coach

László Bölöni (ROU) Kurban Berdyev (RUS)

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