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Kasaev finds range as misfiring Rubin down Neftçi

Published: Thursday 25 October 2012, 19.55CET
FC Rubin Kazan 1-0 Neftçi PFK
Alan Kasaev's early strike was enough for the hosts, who dominated throughout in Tatarstan without ever putting the game to bed.
Kasaev finds range as misfiring Rubin down Neftçi
Alan Kasaev struck the only goal of the night ©Getty Images

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RubinNeftçi

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target3
 
2
Attempts off target12
 
5
Corners5
 
3
Offsides1
 
2
Fouls committed10
 
8
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0

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Last updated: 21/10/2012 10:30 CET

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Published: Thursday 25 October 2012, 19.55CET

Kasaev finds range as misfiring Rubin down Neftçi

FC Rubin Kazan 1-0 Neftçi PFK
Alan Kasaev's early strike was enough for the hosts, who dominated throughout in Tatarstan without ever putting the game to bed.

FC Rubin Kazan strengthened their position among the top two in Group H with a victory over Neftçi PFK that was never really in doubt from the moment Alan Kasaev broke the deadlock on 16 minutes.

The winger applied a crisp finish low inside the far post after running onto a well-weighted Gökdeniz Karadeniz through ball. With the effervescent Karadeniz pulling the strings, the hosts looked set for a big win but they were never quite able to add to their advantage. Neftçi, for their part, were much improved after the interval but have it all to do when these sides meet in Azerbaijan in a fortnight.

They will certainly need to start better than they did this evening, as a failure to retain possession saw them pegged back in their own half for much of the early stages. Their misplaced passes ultimately proved their downfall, too, as Oleg Kuzmin pounced on one too many near the touchline and Karadeniz and Kasaev did the rest. It was Rubin's first goal in 238 minutes – it did not seem they would have to wait long for another.

At times Karadeniz was unplayable, combining well with Bebras Natcho, Kasaev and Kuzmin on the right flank. Full-back Kuzmin played much of the match as an auxiliary winger, and it needed strong hands from Saša Stamenković to keep out his shot just before half-time after a nonchalant Karadeniz flick. Neftçi briefly threatened after the restart, and in brief spells in the second period, but it was largely more of the same.

Chances were at a premium until the closing stages when the visitors were pushing for an equaliser though José Rondón in particularly was unable to take them. Fortunately for him and Rubin, Kasaev had long done the damage.

Last updated: 27/10/12 0.14CET

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Lineups

rubin

Rubin

neftçi

Neftçi

1
RyzhikovSergei Ryzhikov (GK)
30
StamenkovićSaša Stamenković (GK)
2
KuzminOleg Kuzmin
Yellow Card7
4
GuliyevTarlan Guliyev
3
AnsaldiCristian Ansaldi
5
MitreskiIgor Mitreski
Yellow Card73
4
César NavasCésar Navas (C)
6
SadygovRashad A. Sadygov (C)
6
OrbaizPablo Orbaiz
9
FlavinhoFlavinho
10
KasaevAlan Kasaev
Goal16
10
WobayJulius Wobay
19
KaleshinVitali Kaleshin
11
CanalesNicolás Canales
25
MarcanoIván Marcano
15
RamosEric Ramos
Yellow Card69
61
Gökdeniz KaradenizGökdeniz Karadeniz
Substitution70
16
Bruno BertucciBruno Bertucci
66
NatchoBebras Natcho
19
SeyidovMirhüseyin Seyidov
Substitution50
99
RondónJosé Rondón
22
ShukurovMahir Shukurov

Substitutes

24
ArlauskisGiedrius Arlauskis (GK)
12
BalayevEmil Balayev (GK)
9
DavydovSergei Davydov
3
YunisoğluSaša Yunisoğlu
20
A. EremenkoAleksei Eremenko
17
AbdullayevAraz Abdullayev
Substitution50
22
DyadyunVladimir Dyadyun
Substitution70
Yellow Card78
21
NurahmadovKamil Nurahmadov
27
BocchettiSalvatore Bocchetti
26
DaniyevKarim Daniyev
55
Gökhan TöreGökhan Töre
28
MehdiyevEmin Mehdiyev
76
SharonovRoman Sharonov
32
YunuszadeElvin Yunuszade

Coach

Kurban Berdyev (RUS) Boyukagha Hajiyev (AZE)

Referee

Kenn Hansen (DEN)

Assistant referees

Lars Rix (DEN), David Vang Andersen (DEN)

Fourth official

Henrik Kristensen (DEN)

Additional assistant referees

Jakob Kehlet (DEN), Mads-Kristoffer Kristoffersen (DEN)

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