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Betis thankful for Rubén magic at Rubin

Published: Thursday 27 February 2014, 20.00CET
FC Rubin Kazan 0-2 Real Betis Balompié (agg: 1-3)
If there was an element of luck about Nono's opener, Rubén Castro's impudent second rubber-stamped the visitors' progress to the last 16.
Betis thankful for Rubén magic at Rubin
Rubén Castro (No24) wheels away after putting Betis 2-0 up against Rubin ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Thursday 27 February 2014, 20.00CET

Betis thankful for Rubén magic at Rubin

FC Rubin Kazan 0-2 Real Betis Balompié (agg: 1-3)
If there was an element of luck about Nono's opener, Rubén Castro's impudent second rubber-stamped the visitors' progress to the last 16.

Real Betis Balompié disregarded their domestic travails with a 2-0 win at FC Rubin Kazan, securing a 3-1 aggregate success and a UEFA Europa League round of 16 tie against city rivals Sevilla FC.

Betis, who surrendered a 1-0 lead in last week's round of 32 first leg despite having an extra man for more than an hour, were far slicker throughout. They deservedly prevailed and set up a  courtesy of Nono's long-range strike and Rubén Castro's splendid lob.

Gabriel Calderón's team are 11 points from safety in Spain, but Rubin have played only once since mid-December and appeared to lack the sharpness of their visitors. The first case in point came on 25 minutes, when a free-kick from the left found its way into the penalty area and Betis defender Jordi reacted first, controlling, swivelling on the spot and poking against a post.

Cedric was then denied by Sergei Ryzhikov having wriggled free down Betis's inside-left channel, but Rubin's experienced goalkeeper was beaten four minutes later when Nono's effort squirmed through his grasp and over the line.

It took just under an hour for the Russian hosts to carve out their first clear opening. Kamil Mullin was the architect with a surging run and cutback, Gökdeniz Karadeniz the beneficiary, but his attempt was deflected behind. Five minutes later, Betis were two up. Léo Baptistão tip-toed his way through and played in Rubén Castro, who scooped impudently – at an outrageous trajectory – over Ryzhikov.

Though Ryzhikov prevented a third with a superb save to keep out Juanfran, Betis had done enough.

Last updated: 01/03/14 0.01CET

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Lineups

rubin

Rubin

betis

Betis

1
RyzhikovSergei Ryzhikov (GK)
99
AdánAntonio Adán (GK)
4
BurlakTaras Burlak
2
N'DiayeAlfred N'Diaye
5
KverkveliaSolomon Kverkvelia
8
NonoNono
Yellow Card43
Goal45
Substitution79
15
KislyakSergei Kislyak
Yellow Card44
11
JuanfranJuanfran
19
MullinKamil Mullin
12
Dídac VilàDídac Vilà
22
MavingaChris Mavinga
15
PerquisDamien Perquis (C)
23
R. EremenkoRoman Eremenko
21
ReyesLorenzo Reyes
61
Gökdeniz KaradenizGökdeniz Karadeniz
22
CedrickCedrick
Substitution70
76
SharonovRoman Sharonov (C)
Yellow Card24
Substitution72
24
Rubén CastroRubén Castro
Goal64
Substitution81
81
MukhametshinRuslan Mukhametshin
Yellow Card28
Substitution46
25
JordiJordi
90
M'VilaYann M'Vila
Substitution75
92
BaptistãoLéo Baptistão

Substitutes

24
ArlauskisGiedrius Arlauskis (GK)
13
SaraGuillermo Sara (GK)
21
WakasoMubarak Wakaso
Substitution46
4
AmayaAntonio Amaya
33
GetigezhevInal Getigezhev
14
SevillaSalvador Sevilla
Substitution70
44
César NavasCésar Navas
Substitution72
16
RodríguezBrian Rodríguez
87
AbışovRuslan Abışov
Substitution75
34
GarcíaCarlos García
36
CaroCaro
Substitution79
42
VarelaFrancisco Varela
Substitution81

Coach

Vladimir Maminov (RUS) Gabriel Calderón (ESP)

Referee

Michael Oliver (ENG)

Assistant referees

Stuart Burt (ENG), Darren England (ENG)

Fourth official

Simon Beck (ENG)

Additional assistant referees

Anthony Taylor (ENG), Jonathan Moss (ENG)

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