Tuesday November 2, 2010 Group Stage: Group D Finished Central

Rubin Kazan 0 - 0 Panathinaikos

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  1. Rubin held in drab draw

    Rubin held in drab draw

    Rubin Kazan played out a dour goalless draw with an obdurate Panathinaikos in their Champions League Group D clash at the Central Stadium. More

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    Time:90'
    • Rubin Kazan
    • Panathinaikos
    • 90+2' The full-time whistle goes at the Central Stadium, and Rubin Kazan and Panathinaikos play out a pretty poor goalless draw in their Champions League Group D clash. Thanks for joining us. Group D standings
    • 90+1' Govou blasts a wild shot from range which sails way over the bar, and that is a poor attempt late on.
    • 90' Just two minutes will be added at the end of this second half, and that shows how few challenges have been made.
    • 89' The visitors are boxed into their half and cannot escape, but they hang on for now.
    • 88' Martins has looked very bright in the final third, but the service has not given him a chance.
    • 87' The hosts are dominating, but they simply cannot break the deadlock here.
    • 86' Rubin keep the ball in the visitors' half, and surely they will score soon!
    • 85' Marinos is booked for a poor challenge on Noboa, and that is certainly a booking.
    • 84' Martins ghosts into the box and somehow fails to convert a Noboa cross - what a delivery!
    • 83' Cisse and Govou have a mix up in the final third, and that is poor from the France duo.
    • 82' Govou heads narrowly wide, and that is a decent chance for the Frenchman!
    • 81' Silva and Martins combine, and the visitors are slowly beginning to get into the match.
    • 80' Karagounis is withdrawn as Christodoulopoulos (phew!) comes on to replace the skipper.
    • 79' Two stunning saves from Tzorvas! Cesar Navas and Kornilenko both have close-range efforts saved superbly by the keeper, who is keeping his side in it!
    • 78' Gilberto Silva hammers a wild shot from range, but again it does not test Ryzhikov.
    • 77' Simao attempts an ambitious drive from range, but Ryzhikov makes a fine stop to his left.
    • 76' Noboa and Karagounis battle away once more in midfield, all in the visitors' half.
    • 75' Karagounis is typically dramatic as he is rightly booked for a mistimed challenge.
    • 74' Another change is made as Obafemi Martins comes on to replace Eduardo. That makes more sense.
    • 73' Karadeniz replaces Kasaev, and that is quite surprising - he has played very well!
    • 72' Tzorvas makes another fine stop as Natkho fires another free kick on target.
    • 71' Kasaev is brought down by Simao, and that was a cynical challenge which rightly sees a yellow card brandished.
    • 69' Luis Garcia is withdrawn, and now Sidney Govou is introduced for the Greek side.
    • 68' The free-kick is poor, and it leads to nothing for the hosts, who are frustrated now.
    • 67' Natkho lines up a free kick 25 yards out, and this could be dangerous...
    • 66' Kaleshin is incredibly mobile, and he gets another fine cross into the box, but it comes to nothing.
    • 65' Kasaev is full of running once more, and the midfielder has a long-range shot sail wide.
    • 63' Garcia gets down the left at pace, but is unable to find a decent delivery into the box.
    • 62' Kante fouls Eduardo, and Rubin continue to dominate in this second half.
    • 61' Ryazantsev hurtles through on goal, but his touch is shambolic as the chance goes begging with just the keeper to beat!
    • 59' Ryzhikov watches the ball zip wide for a goal kick, and that was a very poor effort from Cisse!
    • 58' Rubin win a corner kick which Natkho whips over, but Eduardo is unable to make decent contact.
    • 57' Boumsong has endured a bit of a nightmare in this match, and the Frenchman is finally withdrawn! Marinos is his replacement.
    • 55' Panathinaikos continue to battle away ferociously in midfield, but the visitors cannot create anything.
    • 53' Eduardo and Kornilenko combine effectively in attack for the hosts, but again the move peters out.
    • 51' Karagounis makes a meal of a pretty petty challenge, and that is poor from the midfielder.
    • 50' Rubin keep possession in their half, and the hosts deserve something for their efforts.
    • 49' Boumsong fouls Eduardo, and that was another leaden-footed challenge from the defender.
    • 48' Karagounis jostles away in midfield for possession, but to no avail as Kaleshin has the ball.
    • 47' Kormilenko ghosts in at the back post, and the forward is unable to finish as Natkho's cross comes over.
    • 46' The second half is underway at the Central Stadium, and Rubin kick us off in their all-maroon strip.
    • 45+1' The half-time whistle goes at the Central Stadium, and it is goalless after a pretty dour first half between Rubin Kazan and Panathinaikos.
    • 45' Just one minute will be added at the end of this first half with Rubin in possession.
    • 44' It's all Rubin at the end of this first half, and the hosts are playing with better width now.
    • 43' STAT: Rubin have enjoyed 52 per cent of the possession in this first half, and have come closer to scoring.
    • 42' Karagounis has been very quiet indeed for the visitors, but you cannot ever doubt his passion.
    • 41' Kasaev dinks over another delightful delivery from the left, but Eduardo heads wide rather tamely.
    • 39' What a save! Tzorvas makes a stunning save to deny Ryazantsev from Kaleshin's cross, and that keeps his side in it!
    • 37' Noboa clashes with Simao in midfield, and it is getting very scrappy in that area of the field.
    • 36' Ansaldi gets down the flank once more, and he is looking very bright indeed for the hosts.
    • 34' Rubin continue to dominate from midfield, and Silva needs to do more in there.
    • 33' Ryazantsev fires a low drive from range, but Tzorvas comes out to claim in commanding fashion.
    • 32' Luis Garcia goes down clutching his ankle in exaggerated fashion, but there was very little contact.
    • 31' The Greek side are struggling to get into this first half, and are lacking a presence in midfield.
    • 30' Rubin stroke the ball around at the back, and the hosts are continuing to dictate the play.
    • 29' That's very poor from Boumsong, who gives the ball away sloppily to Eduardo and almost pays as Kante has to bail him out.
    • 28' Karagounis is penalised for an accidental handball on halfway, and that breaks up the play.
    • 27' Ansaldi fires a low shot narrowly wide of the far post, and that is a cracking effort from range!
    • 26' Silva whips over a testing delivery from the left, but Cisse cannot get on the end of it.
    • 25' Boumsong clears upfield towards Cisse, and the Frenchman takes the ball down before drilling it wide.
    • 24' Karagounis swings over the corner, but he cannot find a green shirt inside the box.
    • 23' Garcia has another effort from range, and this time the ball is deflected behind by Navas.
    • 22' Luis Garcia surges forward before unleashing a fierce strike from range, but Ryzhikov watches it sail wide.
    • 21' Eduardo is a livewire in the Rubin half, and he swivels past Ansaldi at pace to create more havoc.
    • 20' Noboa blasts a wild shot over the crossbar from range, and that is a poor effort from the midfielder.
    • 19' Boumsong brings the ball out from the back for the visitors, but he loses it to Natkho.
    • 18' The visitors make nothing of the chance, and Rubin can build once more from the back.
    • 17' Cisse is fouled by Navas, and that is a free kick to the Greek side in a dangerous position.
    • 16' Kasaev is at full stretch as he fails to latch on to Noboa's dinked delivery at the back post!
    • 15 Kornilenko should score! The forward latches on to a through ball from Bibras Natkho down the right, but Tzorvas makes a fine reflex block at his near post to deny him!
    • 13' Rubin keep the ball in their half with consummate ease, but what can they produce going forward?
    • 12' Kante charges through the back of Natkho, and that was a clumsy challenge.
    • 11' Rubin keep the ball patiently in their half, and the hosts are not managing to create much thus far.
    • 10' Cisse and Simao have a rather embarrassing miscommunication as both players leave the ball in the Rubin half!
    • 9' Panathinaikos are pushing upfield in their droves, and Kasaev gets down the left, but misplaces a sloppy pass to Natkho, and the move peters out.
    • 8' Kasaev is once again in strongly to dispossess Vintra, and that is fine play from the midfielder.
    • 7' Cisse gets down the left and to the byline, but he cannot find a decent cross into the box.
    • 6' Rubin break on the counter-attack, and Noboa attempts a long-range dig which does not trouble Tzorvas.
    • 5' Kasaev jumps with Kante for a high ball, and the Rubin forward comes off better, but with no support.
    • 4' Silva wins a towering header on halfway, and the Brazilian does superbly to win possession.
    • 3' The hosts have started very brightly at the start of the first half, and the Greek side are struggling to get into it.
    • 2' Cisse streaks clear down the left, but Ryzhikov is swiftly off his line to claim the loose ball.
    • 1' The first half is underway at the Central Stadium, and the visitors kick us off in their all-green strip.
    • 17:25 The all-too-familiar anthem rings out around the Central Stadium, and the ground is filling up slowly... we're all set for kick-off!
    • 17:20 STAT: The drab goalless draw in Athens was the first and only time these two sides have met previously. Let's hope for a better showing this evening!
    • 17:15 Panathinaikos remain bottom of Champions League Group D following a drab 0-0 draw against Rubin Kazan in Athens. Match report from Athens
    • 17:10 You have 20 minutes to post your predictions for tonight's scoreline in the comments' section below, and surely someone out there must have a little inkling for Panathinaikos - no?!
    • 17:05 Olamide is absolutely adamant that Rubin will prevail 3-1, and good on you for such confidence! Lythelong simply urges the hosts to perform, while Alireza predicts a slender 1-0 win for Rubin.
    • 17:00 The teams are in at the Central Stadium! The referee tonight, for anyone that cares, is Tony Champron of France.
    • 16:55 Rubin Kazan: Ryzhikov, Kaleshin, Cesar Navas, Bocchetti, Ansaldi, Ryazantsev, Noboa, Natcho, Kasaev, Carlos Eduardo, Kornilenko. Subs: Arlauskis, Kuzmin, Salukvadze, Murawski, Medvedev, Martins, Karadeniz
    • 16:50 Panathinaikos: Tzorvas, Vyntra, Kante, Katsouranis, Boumsong, Spyropoulos, Silva, Simao, Luis Garcia, Cisse, Karagounis. Subs: Karnezis, Sarriegi, Ioannidis, Govou, Plessis, Christodoulopoulos, Marinos
    • 16:45 Barcelona have seven points on the board at the top of the group, with Copenhagen on six in second place. Rubin have just two draws to show for their campaign thus far, while the Greek side have only mustered the one. Group D standings
    • 16:40 Rubin defender Roman Sharonov is set to miss the rest of the season with a knee injury. Winger Carlos Eduardo is back in training after being ruled out at the weekend with a virus.
    • 16:35 Pana defender Cedric Kante made his first appearance for over a month at the weekend having been out with a hand injury, and could feature in Russia. Midfield duo Sebastian Leto and Sotiris Ninis are both still sidelined with a knee injury and a foot problem respectively.
    • 16:30 Rubin Kazan host Panathinaikos in their Champions League Group D clash at the Central Stadium with both sides desperate for maximum points.
  • Summary

    • 79' Two stunning saves from Tzorvas! Cesar Navas and Kornilenko both have close-range efforts saved superbly by the keeper, who is keeping his side in it!
    • 61' Ryazantsev hurtles through on goal, but his touch is shambolic as the chance goes begging with just the keeper to beat!
    • 39' What a save! Tzorvas makes a stunning save to deny Ryazantsev from Kaleshin's cross, and that keeps his side in it!
    • 29' That's very poor from Boumsong, who gives the ball away sloppily to Eduardo and almost pays as Kante has to bail him out.
    • 27' Ansaldi fires a low shot narrowly wide of the far post, and that is a cracking effort from range!
    • 15 Kornilenko should score! The forward latches on to a through ball from Bibras Natkho down the right, but Tzorvas makes a fine reflex block at his near post to deny him!
    • 16:55 Rubin Kazan: Ryzhikov, Kaleshin, Cesar Navas, Bocchetti, Ansaldi, Ryazantsev, Noboa, Natcho, Kasaev, Carlos Eduardo, Kornilenko. Subs: Arlauskis, Kuzmin, Salukvadze, Murawski, Medvedev, Martins, Karadeniz
    • 16:50 Panathinaikos: Tzorvas, Vyntra, Kante, Katsouranis, Boumsong, Spyropoulos, Silva, Simao, Luis Garcia, Cisse, Karagounis. Subs: Karnezis, Sarriegi, Ioannidis, Govou, Plessis, Christodoulopoulos, Marinos

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  • Rubin Kazan

    Manager: Kurban Berdyyev

  • Panathinaikos

    Manager: Nikolaos Nioplias

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