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Rubin pick off Inter to clinch pole in Group H

Published: Thursday 22 November 2012, 19.55CET
FC Rubin Kazan 3-0 FC Internazionale Milano
Two late José Rondón goals confirmed the Russian side's place at the summit, but the game hung in the balance until the 85th minute.
Rubin pick off Inter to clinch pole in Group H
Rubin sealed top spot in Group H by beating Inter ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

RubinInternazionale

Goals scored3
 
0
Attempts on target3
 
5
Attempts off target2
 
8
Corners2
 
6
Offsides5
 
4
Fouls committed5
 
15
Yellow cards0
3
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 16/11/2012 01:14 CET

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Published: Thursday 22 November 2012, 19.55CET

Rubin pick off Inter to clinch pole in Group H

FC Rubin Kazan 3-0 FC Internazionale Milano
Two late José Rondón goals confirmed the Russian side's place at the summit, but the game hung in the balance until the 85th minute.

FC Rubin Kazan held off a concerted fightback from an experimental FC Internazionale Milano side to seal top spot in Group H.

Gökdeniz Karadeniz's early strike set the tone for a dominant first-half performance, but the hosts were forced onto the back foot after the restart, with substitute Rodrigo Palacio hitting the post. Rubin replacement José Rondón did likewise with five minutes left, outmuscling Isaac Donkor on the break and connecting with the woodwork – his effort finished in the net, however, and the Venezuelan forward made it 3-0 in added time.

With both teams already through, this was effectively a duel for top spot and, inside 90 seconds, Rubin drew first blood. Alan Kasaev, who later limped off, led the first attack of the night and delivered a cross that was turned against his own post by defender Juan. The ball bounced back towards the penalty spot, where Karadeniz was on hand to pull the trigger.

After pleasure came pain as Roman Eremenko was helped off in obvious discomfort following a Juan challenge, but it did not knock Rubin off their stride. Karadeniz, Kasaev, Bebras Natcho and Vladimir Dyadyun were combining well and they always looked threatening going forward; only the final ball let them down.

Inter were hanging on. With Andrea Romanò making his debut in a side that included just four survivors from the team that fought back to hold the Russian outfit 2-2 on matchday one, they lacked firepower. At the interval, Andrea Stramaccioni duly turned to his big guns, bringing on Palacio and Javier Zanetti.

Suddenly the Nerazzurri were in the ascendancy, and Palacio was a whisker away from an equaliser midway through the half when he sprang the offside trap to turn Andrea Ranocchia's through ball against the upright. Coutinho also went close, while Cristian Ansaldi's timely intervention denied Palacio before Rondón's two late goals provided the deadly blow, sealing Rubin's seventh successive victory in all competitions.

Last updated: 24/11/12 0.07CET

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Lineups

rubin

Rubin

internazionale

Internazionale

1
RyzhikovSergei Ryzhikov (GK)
27
BelecVid Belec (GK)
2
KuzminOleg Kuzmin
6
SilvestreMatías Silvestre
Yellow Card71
3
AnsaldiCristian Ansaldi
7
CoutinhoCoutinho
6
OrbaizPablo Orbaiz
21
GarganoWalter Gargano
Yellow Card41
10
KasaevAlan Kasaev
Substitution61
23
RanocchiaAndrea Ranocchia (C)
Substitution72
22
DyadyunVladimir Dyadyun
Substitution59
24
BenassiMarco Benassi
23
R. EremenkoRoman Eremenko
Substitution8
31
Álvaro PereiraÁlvaro Pereira
27
BocchettiSalvatore Bocchetti
40
JuanJuan
61
Gökdeniz KaradenizGökdeniz Karadeniz
Goal2
42
JonathanJonathan
66
NatchoBebras Natcho
52
RomanòAndrea Romanò
Substitution46
76
SharonovRoman Sharonov (C)
88
LivajaMarko Livaja
Yellow Card36
Substitution46

Substitutes

24
ArlauskisGiedrius Arlauskis (GK)
12
CastellazziLuca Castellazzi (GK)
9
DavydovSergei Davydov
4
ZanettiJavier Zanetti
Substitution46
11
Carlos EduardoCarlos Eduardo
Substitution8
8
PalacioRodrigo Palacio
Substitution46
25
MarcanoIván Marcano
28
PasaSimone Pasa
55
Gökhan TöreGökhan Töre
Substitution61
48
BandiniAndrea Bandini
99
RondónJosé Rondón
Substitution59
Goal85
Goal90+2
54
DonkorIsaac Donkor
Substitution72
61
GarritanoLuca Garritano

Coach

Kurban Berdyev (RUS) Andrea Stramaccioni (ITA)

Referee

Tommy Skjerven (NOR)

Assistant referees

Kim Thomas Haglund (NOR), Svein Inge Wiken (NOR)

Fourth official

Frank Andås (NOR)

Additional assistant referees

Espen Berntsen (NOR), Dag Vidar Hafsås (NOR)

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