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Rubin hold off Atlético to end holders' reign

Published: Thursday 21 February 2013, 19.53CET
FC Rubin Kazan 0-1 Club Atlético de Madrid (agg: 2-1)
Falcao set up a tense finale, but the hosts defended stoutly and claimed the scalp of the holders thanks to their win in Spain last week.
Rubin hold off Atlético to end holders' reign
Falcao shows his dejection in Moscow as his goal could not stop the holders going out of the competition ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

RubinAtlético

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target3
 
8
Attempts off target2
 
5
Corners0
8
Offsides2
 
5
Fouls committed16
 
17
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red Cards1
 
0

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Published: Thursday 21 February 2013, 19.53CET

Rubin hold off Atlético to end holders' reign

FC Rubin Kazan 0-1 Club Atlético de Madrid (agg: 2-1)
Falcao set up a tense finale, but the hosts defended stoutly and claimed the scalp of the holders thanks to their win in Spain last week.

FC Rubin Kazan's victory in Spain last week proved to be enough as they knocked out UEFA Europa League holders Club Atlético de Madrid despite Falcao's late goal in Moscow.

After bringing Atlético's 12-match winning home run in Europe to a shuddering halt with a 2-0 success in the first leg, Rubin contained their visitors for long periods in the return. Falcao struck in the 84th minute to set up a nervy finale, yet although the Russian team lost captain César Navas to a late red card, they held out to earn a last-16 tie against Levante UD.

If the defending champions had any hope, it surely came in the form of Falcao – the competition's top scorer for the last two seasons. There were only three minutes gone when he announced himself with a typically opportunistic strike that was tipped over by Sergei Ryzhikov.

Rubin's first-half attacking endeavour amounted to a few pot shots that did not overly trouble Sergio Asenjo and as the game settled down, that is what constituted Atlético's main threat as well. They nearly got back into the tie when Sergei Kislyak diverted the ball towards his own goal but Oleg Kuzmin recovered to clear with Falcao lurking.

The Spanish side were struggling to break through – perhaps no surprise with Rubin having lost only two of 20 European home matches – and nearly went behind on the hour when José Rondón got in but shot straight at Asenjo. The 18-year-old Saúl Ñiguez then wriggled through for Atlético but Rubin captain César Navas came across to snuff out the danger.

Atlético were running out of ideas until Adrián López went on a surging run, beat three players and squared for Falcao to slide in. The goal took him out on his own as second in the all-time UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League scorers list. Navas was then dismissed for a challenge on the Colombia forward yet Rubin resisted to end Atlético's title defence.

Last updated: 04/04/14 13.36CET

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Lineups

rubin

Rubin

atlético

Atlético

1
RyzhikovSergei Ryzhikov (GK)
Yellow Card90
1
Sergio AsenjoSergio Asenjo (GK)
2
KuzminOleg Kuzmin
Yellow Card48
4
Mario SuárezMario Suárez
Yellow Card70
3
AnsaldiCristian Ansaldi
7
Adrián LópezAdrián López
4
César NavasCésar Navas (C)
Red Card89
8
Raúl GarcíaRaúl García
6
OrbaizPablo Orbaiz
9
FalcaoRadamel Falcao (C)
Goal84
15
KislyakSergei Kislyak
Substitution77
11
Cristian RodríguezCristian Rodríguez
23
R. EremenkoRoman Eremenko
15
Domingo CismaDomingo Cisma
25
MarcanoIván Marcano
18
Cata DíazCata Díaz
Yellow Card90+2
61
Gökdeniz KaradenizGökdeniz Karadeniz
23
Miranda                                           Miranda
66
NatchoBebras Natcho
Substitution88
26
Javi ManquilloJavi Manquillo
99
RondónJosé Rondón
28
Saúl ÑíguezSaúl Ñíguez
Yellow Card76

Substitutes

24
ArlauskisGiedrius Arlauskis (GK)
13
CourtoisThibaut Courtois (GK)
8
RyazantsevAleksandr Ryazantsev
Substitution88
12
PulidoJorge Pulido
10
KasaevAlan Kasaev
31
Borja GalánBorja Galán
19
KaleshinVitali Kaleshin
Substitution77
34
CaleroIván Calero
20
A. EremenkoAleksei Eremenko
35
GallasFallou Gallas
22
DyadyunVladimir Dyadyun
41
NdoyeMomar Ndoye
55
Gökhan TöreGökhan Töre
42
OueslatiAbdelkader Oueslati

Coach

Kurban Berdyev (RUS) Diego Simeone (ARG)

Referee

Ovidiu Haţegan (ROU)

Assistant referees

Cristian Nica (ROU), Octavian Șovre (ROU)

Fourth official

Radu Ghinguleac (ROU)

Additional assistant referees

Alexandru Tudor (ROU), Sebastian Colţescu (ROU)

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