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Kuzmin seals Rubin progression against Wigan

Published: Thursday 7 November 2013, 19.54CET
FC Rubin Kazan 1-0 Wigan Athletic FC
Oleg Kuzmin's first-half goal was sufficient for the Russian side to confirm their place in the knockout stages.
Kuzmin seals Rubin progression against Wigan
Rubin have qualified for the last 32 ©Getty Images
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Published: Thursday 7 November 2013, 19.54CET

Kuzmin seals Rubin progression against Wigan

FC Rubin Kazan 1-0 Wigan Athletic FC
Oleg Kuzmin's first-half goal was sufficient for the Russian side to confirm their place in the knockout stages.

FC Rubin Kazan booked their place in the knockout stages with a 1-0 victory against Wigan Athletic FC.

Kurban Berdyev's men knew a home victory would secure progress from Group D with two matches to spare, and they were on course from the 22nd minute when Oleg Kuzmin opened the scoring. With the lead established, Rubin's defence then ensured they would remain unbreached for the rest of the evening.

The breakthrough was the first moment of substance in the contest. Bebras Natcho dropped deep to assert his creative authority and conjured a piercing through ball down the right channel. Kuzmin strode onto the pass before driving his shot low across Lee Nicholls – the full-back becoming the eighth different Rubin scorer in the group stage already.

The Tatarstantsi had won their last seven European games at the Centralniy Stadion without conceding and the closest Wigan came to ending that resistance in the opening period was when Ryan Shotton's inswinging free-kick just evaded the far post after dipping past a number of onrushing visiting attackers.

Owen Coyle sent on Nick Powell – Wigan's goalscorer in the 1-1 draw between the sides two weeks ago – on the hour as they sought more incisiveness going forward, but chances were still at a premium for the visitors. Their best opportunity arrived seven minutes from time, but Roger Espinoza's cross was headed against the bar by Thomas Rogne and the Latics were condemned to a first defeat in the section.

Last updated: 09/11/13 0.02CET

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Lineups

rubin

Rubin

wigan

Wigan

1
RyzhikovSergei Ryzhikov (GK)
13
NichollsLee Nicholls (GK)
2
KuzminOleg Kuzmin
Goal22
3
CraineyStephen Crainey
Yellow Card66
8
RyazantsevAleksandr Ryazantsev
4
ShottonRyan Shotton
10
TorbinskiDmitri Torbinski
Yellow Card40
Substitution76
6
RogneThomas Rogne
22
MavingaChris Mavinga
Substitution46
9
HoltGrant Holt
Substitution71
23
R. EremenkoRoman Eremenko
11
McCleanJames McClean
Yellow Card70
44
César NavasCésar Navas
Yellow Card55
15
McManamanCallum McManaman
Substitution74
66
NatchoBebras Natcho
16
McArthurJames McArthur (C)
76
SharonovRoman Sharonov (C)
18
EspinozaRoger Espinoza
81
MukhametshinRuslan Mukhametshin
Substitution84
24
PerchJames Perch
Yellow Card35
Substitution60
90
M'VilaYann M'Vila
25
BarnettLeon Barnett

Substitutes

31
BerezinAleksei Berezin (GK)
12
PollittMike Pollitt (GK)
7
KulikVladislav Kulik
7
McCannChris McCann
9
PrudnikovAleksandr Prudnikov
Substitution84
14
Jordi GómezJordi Gómez
Substitution74
15
KislyakSergei Kislyak
Substitution46
17
BoyceEmmerson Boyce
21
WakasoMubarak Wakaso
Substitution76
19
PowellNick Powell
Substitution60
63
DzhalilovAlisher Dzhalilov
23
J. GarcíaJuan García
32
FortunéMarc-Antoine Fortuné
Substitution71

Coach

Kurban Berdyev (RUS) Owen Coyle (SCO)

Referee

Hüseyin Göçek (TUR)

Assistant referees

Mustafa Eyisoy (TUR), Orkun Aktaş (TUR)

Fourth official

Bahattin Duran (TUR)

Additional assistant referees

Halis Özkahya (TUR), Süleyman Abay (TUR)

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