Centralniy Stadion - Kazan 28/11/2013 - 18:00CET (21:00 local time)

Group stage - Group D

Rubin - Maribor
1-1
 

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Maribor earn last-gasp draw at Rubin

Published: Thursday 28 November 2013, 19.55CET
FC Rubin Kazan 1-1 NK Maribor
Dejan Mezga struck four minutes from time to cancel out Bebras Natcho's fine effort and earn Maribor a share of the spoils at the Group D winners.
Maribor earn last-gasp draw at Rubin
Dejan Mezga equalised for Maribor in Kazan ©Getty Images
 

Match statistics

Rubin
Maribor

1

Goals scored

1

51

Possession (%)

49

16

Total attempts

12

6

on target

1

8

off target

8

2

blocked

3

0

against woodwork

0

6

Corners

4

5

Offsides

6

3

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

13

Fouls committed

9

9

Fouls suffered

12

536

Passes

518

458

completed

441

Lineups

rubin

Rubin

maribor

Maribor

1Ryzhikov (GK)33J. Handanovič (GK)
7Kulik
Yellow Card76
5Filipovič
8Ryazantsev
Substitution60
6Milec
9Prudnikov
Substitution61
8Mezga
Goal86
10Torbinski17Fajić
15Kislyak21Derviševič
Yellow Card36
Substitution64
22Mavinga26Rajčevič
23R. Eremenko
Substitution74
28Viler
25Marcano
Yellow Card32
39Bohar
Substitution83
66Natcho
Goal43
Yellow Card54
44Arghus
76Sharonov (C)70Mertelj (C)
Substitution77

Substitutes

24Arlauskis (GK)12Pridigar (GK)
63Dzhalilov11Zahovič
Substitution83
81Mukhametshin
Substitution61
16Vukliševič
90M'Vila
Substitution74
18Stojanovič
99Rondón
Substitution60
20Cvijanovič
Substitution77
24Trajkovski
92Črnic
Substitution64
Yellow Card78

Coaches

Kurban Berdyev (RUS) Ante Šimundža (SVN)

Referee

Ivan Kružliak (SVK)

Press kits

Last updated: 28/11/2013 20:23 CET

Standings

Last updated: 29/11/2013 09:12 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
  
Published: Thursday 28 November 2013, 19.55CET

Maribor earn last-gasp draw at Rubin

FC Rubin Kazan 1-1 NK Maribor
Dejan Mezga struck four minutes from time to cancel out Bebras Natcho's fine effort and earn Maribor a share of the spoils at the Group D winners.

Dejan Mezga struck late to earn NK Maribor a point that keeps them in contention for a place in the UEFA Europa League knockout stage.

Bebras Natcho's fine goal at the end of the first half looked like being enough for an FC Rubin Kazan side already through to the last 32. Yet with four minutes remaining a corner was half-cleared to Mezga, who sent a bobbling shot just beyond the reach of the wrong-footed Sergei Ryzhikov. Rubin can take some consolation from the fact that a draw at least sealed top spot in Group D and if they and Maribor both win next time out, the Slovenian side will advance too.

Coach Kurban Berdyev kept his promise by naming a strong Rubin team, resisting the temptation to rest players with progress already assured. However, for much of the first half quality in the final third was conspicuous by its absence. The Russian hosts enjoyed a lot of possession, leaving Maribor chasing shadows – on a freezing night in Kazan they were at least keeping warm.

Dmitri Torbinski certainly kept them running, a box of tricks on the left. He conjured an early chance for Roman Eremenko and it was his vanishing act later in the half that led to the opening goal, bamboozling Martin Milec with a clever drag-back. His cross was cleared only as far as Natcho, 30 metres from goal, who controlled before curling a wonderful effort inside the post.

Maribor had posed little attacking threat, but came close at the start of the second period when Nusmir Fajić rose to guide Mitja Viler's deep centre narrowly wide. Normal service was soon resumed, however, Jasmin Handanovič keeping out substitute José Rondón's header and tipping a Vladislav Kulik free-kick around the post. Those saves would prove crucial when Mezga struck late for the Slovenian club.

Last updated: 03/12/13 17.48CET

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