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  • Date:20 Oct 2010
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Apostolos Nikolaidis Stadium
Goal!

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95mins

Macbeth Sibaya comes on in place of Serghey Karnilenko.

94mins

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Sanz Luis Garcia.

93mins

Foul by Sanz Luis Garcia on Cristian Ansaldi, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Sergei Ryzhikov.

93mins

Inswinging corner taken by Junior Simao from the left by-line.

92mins

Damien Plessis takes a shot. Gonzalez Cesar Navas gets a block in.

92mins

Damien Plessis takes a shot. Vitali Kaleshin gets a block in.

91mins

Unfair challenge on Cristian Ansaldi by Junior Simao results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Bebars Natcho, Alexandros Tzorvas makes a save.

91mins

Junior Simao is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

85mins

Alan Kasaev goes off and Petr Bystrov comes on.

82mins

Corner taken left-footed by Sanz Luis Garcia.

81mins

Sanz Luis Garcia takes the inswinging corner, Serghey Karnilenko manages to make a clearance.

80mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Salvatore Bocchetti on Charalampos Mavrias. Sanz Luis Garcia crosses the ball in from the free kick.

79mins

Cristian Noboa receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Unfair challenge on Lazaros Christodoulopoulos by Cristian Noboa results in a free kick. Strike comes in from Lazaros Christodoulopoulos from the free kick.

78mins

Charalampos Mavrias comes on in place of Stergos Marinos. Djibril Cisse is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Sergei Ryzhikov takes the free kick.

76mins

Unfair challenge on Damien Plessis by Alan Kasaev results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Lazaros Christodoulopoulos.

76mins

Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Serghey Karnilenko misses to the right of the target.

75mins

Bebars Natcho decides to take a short corner.

73mins

Loukas Vyntra challenges Cristian Ansaldi unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Bebars Natcho from left wing, save by Alexandros Tzorvas.

70mins

Cristian Noboa concedes a free kick for a foul on Lazaros Christodoulopoulos. Free kick taken by Sanz Luis Garcia.

68mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Cristian Noboa on Nikos Spyropoulos. Free kick taken by Nikos Spyropoulos.

66mins

Foul by Jean Alain Boumsong on Cristian Noboa, free kick awarded. Alan Kasaev delivers the ball, Header from deep inside the area by Salvatore Bocchetti goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

66mins

Inswinging corner taken by Bebars Natcho from the left by-line.

65mins

Gokdeniz Karadeniz goes off and Obafemi Martins comes on.

61mins

Damien Plessis is brought on as a substitute for Giorgos Karagounis. Alan Kasaev takes a shot. Alexandros Tzorvas gets a block in.

61mins

Kostas Katsouranis goes off and Lazaros Christodoulopoulos comes on.

58mins

Serghey Karnilenko takes a shot from 35 yards and went wide of the right-hand upright.

54mins

Inswinging corner taken by Bebars Natcho.

50mins

Unfair challenge on Alexander Ryazantsev by Giorgos Karagounis results in a free kick. Strike comes in from Gokdeniz Karadeniz from the free kick.

50mins

Serghey Karnilenko gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stergos Marinos. Indirect free kick taken by Jean Alain Boumsong.

48mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gokdeniz Karadeniz on Jean Alain Boumsong. Jean Alain Boumsong takes the free kick.

43mins

Djibril Cisse has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

42mins

Alan Kasaev produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.

41mins

Corner taken by Bebars Natcho from the right by-line, Josu Sarriegi manages to make a clearance.

39mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Vitali Kaleshin by Sanz Luis Garcia. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Salvatore Bocchetti.

37mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Bebars Natcho from the left by-line to the near post, Djibril Cisse manages to make a clearance.

36mins

Alan Kasaev takes a shot. Save by Alexandros Tzorvas.

36mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Josu Sarriegi on Gokdeniz Karadeniz. Alexander Ryazantsev restarts play with the free kick.

32mins

Djibril Cisse takes a shot. Gonzalez Cesar Navas gets a block in.

32mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Giorgos Karagounis by Serghey Karnilenko. Alexandros Tzorvas takes the free kick.

28mins

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Bebars Natcho.

28mins

Serghey Karnilenko takes a shot. Blocked by Josu Sarriegi.

27mins

Alexander Ryazantsev takes a shot. Save by Alexandros Tzorvas.

26mins

Jean Alain Boumsong produces a overhead kick right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.

26mins

Alexander Ryazantsev concedes a free kick for a foul on Sanz Luis Garcia. Free kick crossed right-footed by Giorgos Karagounis.

23mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Bebars Natcho, Header from close range by Serghey Karnilenko misses to the right of the goal.

22mins

Effort from just outside the area by Cristian Noboa goes over the bar.

21mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Serghey Karnilenko by Junior Simao. Indirect free kick taken by Gonzalez Cesar Navas.

21mins

The referee gives a free kick against Alan Kasaev for handball. Jean Alain Boumsong takes the free kick.

19mins

Serghey Karnilenko is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Alexandros Tzorvas takes the indirect free kick.

18mins

Inswinging corner taken by Sanz Luis Garcia from the right by-line, Gonzalez Cesar Navas makes a clearance.

17mins

Djibril Cisse takes a shot. Blocked by Gonzalez Cesar Navas.

16mins

Unfair challenge on Giorgos Karagounis by Salvatore Bocchetti results in a free kick. Giorgos Karagounis has an effort direct from the free kick, Sergei Ryzhikov makes a save.

13mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sanz Luis Garcia by Alexander Ryazantsev. Nikos Spyropoulos takes the indirect free kick.

12mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jean Alain Boumsong by Bebars Natcho. Kostas Katsouranis takes the free kick.

10mins

Foul by Alan Kasaev on Giorgos Karagounis, free kick awarded. Giorgos Karagounis restarts play with the free kick.

9mins

The official flags Serghey Karnilenko offside. Alexandros Tzorvas takes the indirect free kick.

7mins

Foul by Gokdeniz Karadeniz on Stergos Marinos, free kick awarded. Jean Alain Boumsong restarts play with the free kick.

7mins

Gokdeniz Karadeniz goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

6mins

Unfair challenge on Kostas Katsouranis by Bebars Natcho results in a free kick. Junior Simao takes the indirect free kick.

3mins

Corner taken by Cristian Noboa from the right by-line.

3mins

Corner taken right-footed by Bebars Natcho.

The game gets underway.

The ref blows to signal half-time.

The second half has started.

The referee signals the end of the game.

Match Preview

Cisse focused on victory Panathinaikos striker Djibril Cisse is in no doubt as to the importance of the match as the Greek side attempt to get their first Champions League point on the board Wednesday against Rubin Kazan. Pana sit bottom of Group D having lost 5-1 at Barcelona and, last time out, 2-0 at home to FC Copenhagen. Next up for the Greek champions are Russian counterparts Rubin, who also lost to Copenhagen but claimed an impressive point against Barca. Cisse knows Pana are in the last-chance saloon. He told uefa.com: "You win you get an extra life; lose and you can wave goodbye to the Champions League. "[Against Copenhagen] we didn't play as a team. We were too spread out, there wasn't enough cohesion to our play." Pana have made an appeal to their fans to be well behaved at Wednesday's game. The club have a suspended punishment hanging over them of a match being played behind closed doors following disturbances at their OAKA Stadium. "UEFA will be monitoring our supporters' behaviour very closely and we risk playing one of our next UEFA club competition home matches behind closed doors," read a statement on the club's website. "So we urge them not to use laser devices and fireworks and to protect the club by safeguarding the sporting and respectful atmosphere around the football match." Sidney Govou was on Tuesday fined 50,000 euros by Pana for disciplinary issues relating to the club's rules on nights out. Govou has been a bit-part player following his free-transfer arrival in the summer having taken time off following the death of his father. Likely to feature for Rubin is Israeli midfielder Bibras Natkho, who at the weekend scored his second Premier Liga goal for the club. He is feeling more and more at home as the season progresses and told Sport Express: "The process of adapting in Russia is going well and everything is all right. "I made the decision to join Rubin on my own, because I wanted to test myself in the Champions League. "I'm trying to prove that I deserve to play in the starting XI and can be helpful to the team. "Competition for a place is fierce, but it makes the game more interesting. "Now I'm beginning to understand the greatness of the Champions League and that many people are interested in this tournament. I am happy that Rubin gave me an opportunity to become a part of the Champions League."

Formation:4231Manager: Henk Ten Cate

Panathinaikos

Formation: 442Manager: Kurban Berdyev

Rubin Kazan

  • Alexandros Tzorvas
  • Loukas Vyntra
  • Jean Alain Boumsong
  • Josu Sarriegi
  • Nikos Spyropoulos
  • Kostas Katsouranis
  • Junior Simao
  • Stergos Marinos
  • Giorgos Karagounis
  • Sanz Luis Garcia
  • Djibril Cisse
  • SUBS
  • Daniel Fernandes
  • Giorgos Seitaridis
  • George Ioannidis
  • Damien Plessis
  • Lazaros Christodoulopoulos
  • Elini Dimoutsos
  • Charalampos Mavrias

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Match Report

Drab affair in Athens There were no goals in a drab Champions League Group D encounter between Panathinaikos and Rubin Kazan in Athens. Panathinaikos claimed their first point in the tournament and Rubin Kazan doubled their total after drawing with Barcelona, but neither will have much cause to remember the 90 minutes. Rubin's Alan Kasaev went closest to a breakthrough when he was denied from six yards by Pana keeper Alexandros Tzorvas, but both teams appeared content to settle for a single point. Neither goalkeeper was tested in an uneventful opening quarter-hour which brought only a booking for Rubin's Gokdeniz Karadeniz. Giorgos Karagounis finally brought the evening's first save from Rubin keeper Sergei Ryzhikov with a 30-yard free-kick before Djibril Cisse's effort was blocked by Cesar Navas. Rubin finally awoke as an attacking force after 20 minutes, but Cristian Noboa shot over from range and Serghey Karnilenko headed Bebars Natcho's corner wide. Pana defender Jean-Alain Boumsong ventured forward and was unlucky to see an acrobatic overhead kick slip wide of the post before the Russian side pressed once more. Alexander Ryanzantsev, who rocked the Nou Camp with a stunning opener in last season's 2-1 win over Barca, forced Tzorvas into his first save with a 25-yard blockbuster and Josu Sarriegi blocked Karnilenko's shot. Cesar Navas blocked from Cisse and Tzorvas tipped over Alan Kasaev's rising drive before Rubin's Salvatore Bocchetti's free-kick sailed wide. Kasaev was also off target from distance and Cisse headed wide at the other end as the half ended goalless. Karadeniz fired a free-kick into the wall as the second half started in similarly low-key fashion to the first. Karnilenko's ambitious attempt from over 30 yards flew wide before Tzorvas kept out the best chance of the game with that superb close-range block from Kasaev. The latter's free-kick was headed over by Bocchetti and Natcho's short corner led to a chance for Karnilenko, who headed wide. Noboa was then booked for fouling Lazaros Christodoulopoulos, who recovered to thump the free-kick into the wall. The game ended in fitting fashion as Kasaev, the liveliest player on the pitch, was substituted before Pana's Junior Simao was booked and Natcho's free-kick sailed harmlessly into the arms of Tzorvas. Damien Plessis' shot at the other end was then blocked by Vitali Kaleshin.

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