Tuesday February 14, 2012 Last 32 Finished Luzhniki

Rubin Kazan 0 - 1 Olympiacos

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    • Rubin Kazan
    • Olympiacos
    • - Coming up on Tuesday - Braga v Besiktas in the Europa League at 17:30; then Lyon v APOEL and Bayer Leverkusen v Barcelona in the Champions League, both at 19:45.
    • 90+4' There's the final whistle! A valuable away win for Olympiacos, for whom Roy Carroll is the hero!
    • 90+3' Tassos Papazoglou makes a great saving block to deny Karadeniz!
    • 90+1' Modesto takes a wild shot and sends it high over the bar.
    • 89' Rubin look to press, but Olympiacos have everyone behind the ball.
    • 87' Karadeniz is down inside the box again, but there's no chance of a second penalty for the Turkish maestro.
    • 85' Frustration for Rubin, who are not making their numerical advantage pay here.
    • 83' Rubin Kazan change: Alan Kasaev on for Ryazantsev.
    • 81' Change for Olympiacos - Modesto replaces Djebbour as the 10-man visitors look to shore up their back line.
    • 79' Mirallas cuts inside from the left onto his right foot, but blazes his shot high over the bar.
    • 77' It was a poor penalty from Natcho, but Carroll did what was required of him and is mobbed by his team-mates.
    • 76' SAVED IT!! ROY CARROLL!! He dives low to his left to push away Natcho's penalty, and the rebound is put wide!
    • 75' Finally Carroll is on, and Natcho will take the penalty.
    • 74' ROY CARROLL is coming on for Olympiacos! Fuster is the man to make way.
    • 74' A penalty no doubt, but was there a covering defender on the line? I think so... but it was red, and Olympiacos must bring on a keeper before the penalty.
    • 73' DRAMA!! PENALTY RUBIN AND A RED CARD TO MEGYERI!! Karadeniz raced through and was brought down by the keeper - what a turnaround!
    • 71' GOAL! Fuster gives Olympiacos the lead! The corner is half-cleared, but he returns the ball with interest with a powerful lopw shot that bounces through a sea of legs into the net!
    • 70' OFF THE BAR!! In comes the free-kick, Makoun gets a glancing header on it and the ball clangs back off the woodwork.
    • 69' Natcho flies in with a tackle from behind on Mirallas. Even if he had taken the ball it may well have been given as a foul, but he didn't and it's an obvious yellow card.
    • 68' A deep corner is headed back towards goal by Valdez bur Mavas cannot reach it and Megyeri claims it.
    • 66' Orbaiz puts the ball behind for a Rubin corner... the big men come up from the back.
    • 64' Valdes plays it through for Karadeniz, but the Turkish player is muscled out of it as he races towards goal.
    • 62' The sun has gone in, which must make the ambient temperature of -12 feel even colder.
    • 60' Good counter-attack from Olympiacos, culminating with a decent pass into the box from Fuster... Arlauskis comes out quickly and claims the loose ball.
    • 58' Direct through pass towards Kuzmin, but the right-sided player has strayed offside.
    • 56' The highly-rated Mirallas flies into a challenge on Kuzmin, and is duly booked by the Serbian referee Milorad Mazic.
    • 53' Rubin have switched to three at the back following that half-time change, and it seems to be working. Much more positive this half.
    • 51' Better from the home side early in the second half... that Valdez chance was the closest they have come. Actually, the closest either side has come.
    • 48' Valdez! Brings a diving save from Hagyeri with a right-foot volley inside the box.
    • 46' Cristian Ansaldi has replaced Dyadyan for Rubin Kazan.
    • 46' Back under way at a freezing and largely empty Luzhniki Stadium. Olympiacos kick the second half off.
    • 45+2' That's half-time, and it's goalless in Moscow. Back in a few minutes.
    • 44' Rubin boss Kurban Berdyev will be pleased to get his charges in at half-time. They have not played well, and are lucky still to be on terms.
    • 42' The Rubin keeper Giedrius Arlauskis flaps at a high ball, and is lucky to get away with it. Olympiacos will feel they should be in front, here.
    • 40' Lovely, slick move by Olympicos, playing it through the centre for Djebbour, whose attempted shot is blocked by Navas. Good defending.
    • 37' Rubin work the ball wide, and down the right flank for Aleksandr Ryazantsev, but Holebas makes a decent interception.
    • 35' Rubin free-kick 30 yards out, Natcho stands over it... he fires it in without much pace and Megyeri makes a decent save.
    • 33' OK, so finally Mellberg has gone off, and the new man at the back for Olympiacos is Tassos Papazoglou.
    • 31' Olympiacos come through the middle with Munitias, who has Fuster in acres to his right... but the pass out wide is blocked! A missed opportunity for the visitors.
    • 29' Now Rubin skipper Roman Sharonov is down with a knock. The pace of the game has really been slowed here.
    • 27' Some confusion here, for which I apologise. A minute or two ago, Olof Mellberg was being led away under a blanket - now he's making as crunching tackle at the edge of his box! Mellberg plays on!
    • 25' Mellberg will not continue - probably wise given the possibility of a consussion. Olympiacos will be bringing a sub on, though they are currently playing with 10.
    • 23' It did not look like a particularly bad fall for Mellberg, but there's no doubt he felt it. The good news is he is back on his feet, but he looks groggy. Will he be able to continue?
    • 22' Mellberg has stayed down after a collision with his goalkeeper Megueri... the physios come on.
    • 21' Karadeniz has been booked for a foul on Torosidis.
    • 20' Makoun plays the ball wide to the left, and crossed into Fuster at the back post... he just cannot get there!
    • 17' Olympiacos bring the ball in from the left and it is clipped in towards Djebbour... just behind the onrushing number 10!
    • 15' Giannis Maniatis hits a low 25-yarder wide - decent effort, but never threatening Arlauskas's goal.
    • 13' Valdez lets fly from the edge of the Rubin box - decent power, but he cannot get it on target.
    • 11' Played long through the middle towards Mirallas, and Arlauskas races out - he doesn't get there, but does enough to force the forward wide.
    • 9' Gokdeniz Karadeniz is involved in a real physical tussle inside the Olympiacos box - he stays on his feet but gets nothing for his honesty as the ball goes out for a goal kick.
    • 7' Early pressure from Rubin, as Nelson Valdez draws a foul from Mellberg.
    • 5' Down in the comments section, Tibetan Ranger 2 asks: "Is this the earliest UEFA match ever to be played???" I don't know, to be honest. It could be. Any ideas?
    • 3' Torosidis swings a cross in from the right, but it sails over everyone in the box... it is played back in and Rubin concede the game's first corner. Which comes to nothing.
    • 1' Game on! Rubin Kazan kick off, playing from right to left in dark red kits. Olympiacos are all in white.
    • 11:00 This game is taking place at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, and there is a very sparse crowd in. It doesn't have the feel of a European classsic, but hey ho, off we go...
    • 10:55 Rubin have not played an official match since November 26, but they come into this off the back of an intensive friendly schedule - they have won their last four, including a 2-1 win away to Dynamo Kiev last Thursday.
    • 10:50 Rubin got to this point by finishing second in Group A (from which Tottenham were knocked out), while Olympiacos drop down from the Champions League.
    • 10:45 Stat from UEFA: All four of FC Rubin Kazan's previous meetings with Greek sides have ended in draws – two 0-0s against Panathinaikos FC in the 2010/11 UEFA Champions League group stage and a 2-2 draw at home and a 1-1 at PAOK FC in this season's UEFA Europa League group stage.
    • 10:40 This match was scheduled for 17:00 UK time but was brought forward due to freezing weather in Western Russia. Even now, in the middle of the day, it is -15C with a wind chill of -23C.
    • 10:35 TEAMS: RUBIN KAZAN: Arlauskis, Kuzmin, Cesar Navas, Sharonov, Bocchetti, Ryazantsev, Nemov, Natcho, Karadeniz, Dyadyun, Haedo Valdez... Subs: Haghighi, Ansaldi, Kverkvelia, Bystrov, Kasaev, Kisliak, Martins... OLYMPIACOS: Megyeri, Torosidis, Mellberg, Marcano, Holebas, Maniatis, Orbaiz, David Fuster, Makoun, Mirallas, Djebbour... Subs: Carroll, Modesto, Papadopoulos, Ibagaza, Kazim-Richards, Abdoun, Pantelic... Referee: Milorad Mazic (Serbia)
    • 10:30 Welcome to LIVE coverage of the Europa League last 32 tie between Rubin Kazan and Olympiacos.
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    Manager: Kurban Berdyyev

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    Manager: Ernesto Valverde

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