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Rubin edge out Neftçi to seal knockout berth

Published: Thursday 8 November 2012, 19.51CET
Neftçi PFK 0-1 FC Rubin Kazan
Rubin are through to the last 32 thanks to a combination of Vladimir Dyadyun's early strike and FC Internazionale Milano's win at FK Partizan.
Rubin edge out Neftçi to seal knockout berth
Rubin completed a second consecutive win against Neftçi ©Getty Images

Match statistics

NeftçiRubin

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target2
 
8
Attempts off target8
 
6
Corners4
 
3
Offsides4
 
2
Fouls committed15
 
13
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 16/11/2012 22:10 CET

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Published: Thursday 8 November 2012, 19.51CET

Rubin edge out Neftçi to seal knockout berth

Neftçi PFK 0-1 FC Rubin Kazan
Rubin are through to the last 32 thanks to a combination of Vladimir Dyadyun's early strike and FC Internazionale Milano's win at FK Partizan.

FC Rubin Kazan are through to the last 32 after – for the second time in as many Group H meetings – a 16th-minute goal earned victory against Neftçi PFK.

Vladimir Dyadyun did the damage this time around, replacing Alan Kasaev on the scoresheet, but it was not until later in the evening that Rubin's qualification was confirmed. The Russian club needed FK Partizan to be denied a win against FC Internazionale Milano, and with Inter clinching a 3-1 success, they and Rubin could celebrate sewing up the top two spots in the section.

The hosts almost drew first blood through Flavinho inside the open 60 seconds, but the match soon reverted to a type familiar to those who witnessed their matchday three meeting. Rubin made all the running, and the cute exchanges between Gökdeniz Karadeniz, Alan Kasaev and Bebras Natcho entranced the encircled Neftçi back line, leaving them chasing shadows – and pretty sizeable ones at times.

The only goal of the night was a case in point as nobody picked up Natcho after a short corner from Kasaev, meaning the Israeli international had all the time in the world to find the head of the similarly unmarked Dyadyun. There was no let-up for the hosts as Rubin continued their siege, with only a combination of desperate defending and Saša Stamenković's strong arms keeping them at bay.

Rubin goalkeeper Sergei Ryzhikov was finally called into action after half-time to beat away Bruno Bertucci's long shot, but again the early endeavour proved a false dawn. José Rondón, slightly off-balance, fired against woodwork and Stamenković turned Dyadyun's shot round the post as the score remained 1-0. The next mission for Rubin will be to attempt to take control of the section when they host Inter on 22 November.

Last updated: 10/11/12 0.07CET

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Lineups

neftçi

Neftçi

rubin

Rubin

30
StamenkovićSaša Stamenković (GK)
1
RyzhikovSergei Ryzhikov (GK)
4
GuliyevTarlan Guliyev
3
AnsaldiCristian Ansaldi
Yellow Card55
5
MitreskiIgor Mitreski
4
César NavasCésar Navas (C)
6
SadygovRashad A. Sadygov (C)
Yellow Card23
Substitution57
6
OrbaizPablo Orbaiz
9
FlavinhoFlavinho
10
KasaevAlan Kasaev
Substitution83
10
WobayJulius Wobay
19
KaleshinVitali Kaleshin
11
CanalesNicolás Canales
22
DyadyunVladimir Dyadyun
Goal16
Substitution77
15
RamosEric Ramos
Yellow Card43
25
MarcanoIván Marcano
16
Bruno BertucciBruno Bertucci
61
Gökdeniz KaradenizGökdeniz Karadeniz
22
ShukurovMahir Shukurov
Substitution88
66
NatchoBebras Natcho
Yellow Card50
28
MehdiyevEmin Mehdiyev
Substitution53
99
RondónJosé Rondón
Substitution80

Substitutes

12
BalayevEmil Balayev (GK)
24
ArlauskisGiedrius Arlauskis (GK)
3
YunisoğluSaša Yunisoğlu
2
KuzminOleg Kuzmin
8
E. AbdullayevElshan Abdullayev
9
DavydovSergei Davydov
Substitution77
17
AbdullayevAraz Abdullayev
Substitution53
11
Carlos EduardoCarlos Eduardo
19
SeyidovMirhüseyin Seyidov
Substitution57
Yellow Card72
23
R. EremenkoRoman Eremenko
Substitution80
21
NurahmadovKamil Nurahmadov
55
Gökhan TöreGökhan Töre
Substitution83
32
YunuszadeElvin Yunuszade
Substitution88
76
SharonovRoman Sharonov

Coach

Boyukagha Hajiyev (AZE) Kurban Berdyev (RUS)

Referee

Manuel De Sousa (POR)

Assistant referees

Bertino Miranda (POR), Rui Tavares (POR)

Fourth official

Nuno Pereira (POR)

Additional assistant referees

João Capela (POR), João Ferreira (POR)

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