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  • Date:07 Dec 2010
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Camp Nou
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90:48 +0.48

Free kick awarded for a foul by Cristian Noboa on Sergio Busquets. Alcantara Thiago takes the direct free kick.

89:33

Lionel Messi has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

88:31

The ball is sent over by Vitali Kaleshin.

87:57

The referee blows for offside. Cristian Ansaldi takes the indirect free kick.

87:24

Unfair challenge on Scherer Andrade Maxwell by Oleg Kuzmin results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Scherer Andrade Maxwell.

84:49

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Oleg Kuzmin by Javier Mascherano. Direct free kick taken by Oleg Kuzmin.

81:58

Victor Vazquez scores a goal from just outside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Barcelona 2-0 Rubin Kazan.The assist for the goal came from Claro Adriano Correia.

80:01

Cristian Noboa concedes a free kick for a foul on Sergio Busquets. Free kick taken by Sergio Busquets.

77:27

Victor Vazquez sends in a cross, Salvatore Bocchetti manages to make a clearance.

76:28

Cristian Ansaldi concedes a free kick for a foul on Alcantara Thiago. Direct free kick taken by Marc Bartra.

75:24

The ball is sent over by Cristian Noboa, Jose Pinto makes a save.

74:40

Petr Bystrov comes on in place of Gokdeniz Karadeniz.

72:29

Lionel Messi takes a shot. Gonzalez Cesar Navas gets a block in.

70:20

Gokdeniz Karadeniz is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Gerard Pique.

68:47

Alcantara Thiago takes a shot. Blocked by Gonzalez Cesar Navas.

65:22

Aleksei Medvedev replaces Obafemi Martins.

64:48

Effort from the edge of the penalty area by Lionel Messi goes wide of the left-hand post.

62:44

Rafal Murawski takes a shot. Save by Jose Pinto.

62:26

Alexander Ryazantsev leaves the field to be replaced by Alan Kasaev.

61:35

Lionel Messi comes on in place of Javier Mascherano.

61:35

Lionel Messi comes on in place of Dos Santos Jonathan.

58:46

Marc Bartra produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.

57:23

The ball is delivered by Vitali Kaleshin.

56:52

Effort on goal by Andreu Fontas from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.

56:47

The ball is sent over by Scherer Andrade Maxwell.

56:31

Dos Santos Jonathan takes a short corner.

50:26

A goal is scored by Andreu Fontas from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Barcelona 1-0 Rubin Kazan.Assist by Alcantara Thiago.

50:09

Short corner taken by Marc Bartra from the right by-line.

49:01

Foul by Cristian Noboa on Sergio Busquets, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Sergio Busquets.

46:16 +1.16

Corner taken by Dos Santos Jonathan.

45:51

Dos Santos Jonathan produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.

45:28 +0.28

Shot from just outside the box by Victor Vazquez misses to the left of the goal.

45:04 +0.04

Dos Santos Jonathan decides to take the corner short.

44:52

The ball is crossed by Claro Adriano Correia, Gonzalez Cesar Navas makes a clearance.

42:07

Dos Santos Jonathan crosses the ball.

41:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Cristian Noboa by Dos Santos Jonathan. Free kick taken by Cristian Noboa.

36:51

Alcantara Thiago takes a shot. Blocked by Salvatore Bocchetti.

34:34

Krkic Bojan leaves the field to be replaced by Marc Bartra.

33:33

Cristian Ansaldi takes a shot. Gerard Pique gets a block in.

33:22

The ball is delivered by Rafal Murawski, clearance by Sergio Busquets.

29:08

Cristian Noboa gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alcantara Thiago. Alcantara Thiago takes the free kick.

28:00

The assistant referee flags for offside against Gokdeniz Karadeniz. Free kick taken by Gerard Pique.

26:32

Salvatore Bocchetti concedes a free kick for a foul on Dos Santos Jonathan. Dos Santos Jonathan restarts play with the free kick.

25:48

Effort from the edge of the penalty area by Gokdeniz Karadeniz goes wide of the left-hand post.

25:08

Alcantara Thiago takes a shot. Sergei Ryzhikov makes a comfortable save.

23:11

Sergei Ryzhikov is given a yellow card.

22:33

Scherer Andrade Maxwell takes a shot from long distance which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

21:55

A cross is delivered by Krkic Bojan.

21:35

Outswinging corner taken by Alcantara Thiago.

21:21

Centre by Victor Vazquez, blocked by Cristian Ansaldi.

19:53

Javier Mascherano delivers the ball.

19:04

Free kick awarded for a foul by Cristian Ansaldi on Krkic Bojan. Free kick crossed right-footed by Krkic Bojan, clearance by Gerard Pique.

17:47

Shot from outside the penalty box by Gokdeniz Karadeniz goes wide right of the goal.

16:23

Centre by Scherer Andrade Maxwell, save by Sergei Ryzhikov.

16:08

Dos Santos Jonathan decides to take a short corner.

14:11

Cristian Ansaldi takes a shot. Save by Jose Pinto.

13:15

Short corner taken by Claro Adriano Correia, Centre by Alcantara Thiago.

11:33

Suarez Jeffren goes off and Victor Vazquez comes on.

11:01

Obafemi Martins sends in a cross.

10:10

Effort on goal by Krkic Bojan from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

8:13

Obafemi Martins concedes a free kick for a foul on Sergio Busquets. Sergio Busquets restarts play with the free kick.

6:35

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Jose Pinto.

5:28

Alcantara Thiago has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the goal.

5:00

Rafal Murawski challenges Scherer Andrade Maxwell unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Dos Santos Jonathan, Gonzalez Cesar Navas makes a clearance.

3:56

A cross is delivered by Cristian Noboa.

3:38

Centre by Claro Adriano Correia, Gonzalez Cesar Navas manages to make a clearance.

The match begins.

The players leave the pitch at half time.

The referee gets the second half underway.

The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

Match Preview

Tough task for Rubin Rubin Kazan have a mountain to climb to reach the last 16 of the Champions League as they take on in-form Barcelona at the Nou Camp knowing even a victory may not be enough to get a top-two spot. With Barca already guaranteed first place and Panathinaikos certain to finish bottom, the only remaining battle in Group D heading into the final round of matches is the race for second place. FC Copenhagen currently occupy that spot and they boast a one-point lead over Rubin prior to the visit of a Panathinaikos side who have picked up just two points in five games. That would suggest Copenhagen are firm favourites to join Barca in the next phase, but Rubin - who have the same head-to-head record against the Danish side with both clubs having won 1-0 against the other at home - will be hopeful of causing an upset at the Nou Camp, despite Barca's stunning form. Pep Guardiola's troops are unbeaten in 19 competitive matches and in their last nine outings they have scored 36 goals in claiming eight wins - including a 5-0 mauling of bitter rivals Real Madrid in their last home match. However, Rubin have a good record against the Catalan giants, drawing two of their three previous meetings with Barca whilst also claiming a shock 2-1 win at the Nou Camp in last season's group stages. Another glimmer of hope for Kurban Berdyev's team is that Guardiola could opt to ring the changes for a match that has little riding on it for the Spanish champions. In naming his squad for the encounter, Guardiola omitted David Villa, Xavi, Pedro Rodriguez and Dani Alves, along with the injured Gabriel Milito and Seydou Keita, and has called up five players from the reserves. Nevertheless, the 18-man party still includes four Spanish World Cup winners, plus superstar Lionel Messi, who took his tally to 18 goals in his last 13 appearances with a brace in Saturday's 3-0 win at Osasuna. Alves said of the Argentinian, who along with club-mates Xavi and Andres Iniesta was shortlisted for the FIFA Ballon d'Or award: "For me he is a living legend for how he plays and how he surprises us day by day." Barca's win over Osasuna, which came after a frantic and controversial race to Pamplona by train and coach due to the air traffic controllers' strike in Spain, kept Guardiola's men two points clear at the top of the Primera Division standings. Rubin are unbeaten in their last 14 matches in all competitions since losing to FC Copenhagen away in mid-September, although they did not play this weekend as their Russian Premier-Liga season finished on November 28. Rubin drew their final game 0-0 against Lokomotiv Moscow, leaving them in third place in the standings, 10 points behind champions Zenit St Petersburg.

Formation:433Manager: Josep Guardiola

Barcelona

Formation: 451Manager: Kurban Berdyev

Rubin Kazan

  • Jose Pinto
  • Claro Adriano Correia
  • Gerard Pique
  • Andreu Fontas
  • Scherer Andrade Maxwell
  • Sergio Busquets
  • Javier Mascherano
  • Dos Santos Jonathan
  • Suarez Jeffren
  • Alcantara Thiago
  • Krkic Bojan
  • SUBS
  • Victor Valdes
  • Carles Puyol
  • Andres Iniesta
  • Lionel Messi
  • Eric Abidal
  • Victor Vazquez
  • Marc Bartra

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Match Report

Second-string Barca coast to win A largely second-string Barcelona consigned Rubin Kazan to a place in the Europa League after easing to a 2-0 victory in their Champions League encounter at the Nou Camp. Andreu Fontas' deflected second-half effort and a late Victor Vazquez strike earned already-qualified Barca their fourth win in Group C and meant Rubin, who started the day a point behind second-placed FC Copenhagen, would have to settle for third place in the standings. With top spot in the bag, Barca coach Pep Guardiola made a host of changes to the side that beat Osasuna 3-0 in La Liga at the weekend - the Catalan giants' eighth win in their last nine competitive games. The likes of David Villa, Xavi, Pedro Rodriguez and Dani Alves were given the night off, while Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta, Carles Puyol and Victor Valdes started on the bench. Guardiola even opted against calling on his big guns despite losing Jeffren Suarez and Bojan Krkic to injuries in the opening 35 minutes, Vazquez and Marc Bartra the players sent on in their place. Barca's youngsters dominated possession in the opening period but, without their superstars, struggled to create much to worry visiting goalkeeper Sergei Ryzhikov with the majority of efforts coming from outside the box and failing to hit the target. It took the hosts just six minutes of the second period to make the breakthrough, though. Thiago made his way into the box and, after seeing his attempted cross come back to him, laid the ball back to Fontas, whose close-range shot struck the hand of Rubin midfielder Vitali Kaleshin before rolling past the wrong-footed Ryzhikov and into the far side of the net. That was a big blow to Rubin's hopes of claiming second spot off FC Copenhagen, who by that stage were already 2-0 up at home to Panathinaikos in tonight's other match, and worse was to follow for the Russians as Guardiola opted to make his third change soon after - sending on the in-form Messi. Surprisingly, that change actually coincided with arguably Rubin's best chance of the match as within 60 seconds of the Argentinian's arrival the visitors broke away through Rafal Murawski. However, his attempted scoop over Jose Pinto was poor and the stand-in Barca goalkeeper was able to collect comfortably. After that it was Barca who looked the only team likely to add to the scoreline with Messi going close with a couple of efforts from the edge of the box. Barca, the 2006 and 2009 European champions, ensured there would be no late upset as Vazquez made it 2-0 in the 82nd minute. He picked up a pass from Adriano, took one touch before curling a low shot past Ryzhikov from the edge of the box to earn Barca their first win over Rubin in four meetings and gain revenge for their 2-1 home defeat by the same opponents in last year's competition.

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