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The referee signals the end of the game.
Macbeth Sibaya comes on in place of Serghey Karnilenko.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Sanz Luis Garcia.
Foul by Sanz Luis Garcia on Cristian Ansaldi, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Sergei Ryzhikov.
Inswinging corner taken by Junior Simao from the left by-line.
Damien Plessis takes a shot. Vitali Kaleshin gets a block in.
Damien Plessis takes a shot. Gonzalez Cesar Navas gets a block in.
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.
Junior Simao is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
Alan Kasaev goes off and Petr Bystrov comes on.
Corner taken left-footed by Sanz Luis Garcia.
Sanz Luis Garcia takes the inswinging corner, Serghey Karnilenko manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Salvatore Bocchetti on Charalampos Mavrias. Sanz Luis Garcia crosses the ball in from the free kick.
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.
Charalampos Mavrias comes on in place of Stergos Marinos. Djibril Cisse is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Sergei Ryzhikov takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Damien Plessis by Alan Kasaev results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Lazaros Christodoulopoulos.
Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Serghey Karnilenko misses to the right of the target.
Bebars Natcho decides to take a short corner.
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.
Cristian Noboa concedes a free kick for a foul on Lazaros Christodoulopoulos. Free kick taken by Sanz Luis Garcia.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Cristian Noboa on Nikos Spyropoulos. Free kick taken by Nikos Spyropoulos.
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.
Inswinging corner taken by Bebars Natcho from the left by-line.
Gokdeniz Karadeniz goes off and Obafemi Martins comes on.
Kostas Katsouranis goes off and Lazaros Christodoulopoulos comes on.
Damien Plessis is brought on as a substitute for Giorgos Karagounis. Alan Kasaev takes a shot. Alexandros Tzorvas gets a block in.
Serghey Karnilenko takes a shot from 35 yards and went wide of the right-hand upright.
Inswinging corner taken by Bebars Natcho.
Unfair challenge on Alexander Ryazantsev by Giorgos Karagounis results in a free kick. Strike comes in from Gokdeniz Karadeniz from the free kick.
Serghey Karnilenko gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stergos Marinos. Indirect free kick taken by Jean Alain Boumsong.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Gokdeniz Karadeniz on Jean Alain Boumsong. Jean Alain Boumsong takes the free kick.
The second half has started.
The ref blows to signal half-time.
Djibril Cisse has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.
Alan Kasaev produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.
Corner taken by Bebars Natcho from the right by-line, Josu Sarriegi manages to make a clearance.
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.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Bebars Natcho from the left by-line to the near post, Djibril Cisse manages to make a clearance.
Alan Kasaev takes a shot. Save by Alexandros Tzorvas.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Josu Sarriegi on Gokdeniz Karadeniz. Alexander Ryazantsev restarts play with the free kick.
Djibril Cisse takes a shot. Gonzalez Cesar Navas gets a block in.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Giorgos Karagounis by Serghey Karnilenko. Alexandros Tzorvas takes the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Bebars Natcho.
Serghey Karnilenko takes a shot. Blocked by Josu Sarriegi.
Alexander Ryazantsev takes a shot. Save by Alexandros Tzorvas.
Jean Alain Boumsong produces a overhead kick right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.
Alexander Ryazantsev concedes a free kick for a foul on Sanz Luis Garcia. Free kick crossed right-footed by Giorgos Karagounis.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Bebars Natcho, Header from close range by Serghey Karnilenko misses to the right of the goal.
Effort from just outside the area by Cristian Noboa goes over the bar.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Serghey Karnilenko by Junior Simao. Indirect free kick taken by Gonzalez Cesar Navas.
The referee gives a free kick against Alan Kasaev for handball. Jean Alain Boumsong takes the free kick.
Serghey Karnilenko is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Alexandros Tzorvas takes the indirect free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Sanz Luis Garcia from the right by-line, Gonzalez Cesar Navas makes a clearance.
Djibril Cisse takes a shot. Blocked by Gonzalez Cesar Navas.
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.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sanz Luis Garcia by Alexander Ryazantsev. Nikos Spyropoulos takes the indirect free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jean Alain Boumsong by Bebars Natcho. Kostas Katsouranis takes the free kick.
Foul by Alan Kasaev on Giorgos Karagounis, free kick awarded. Giorgos Karagounis restarts play with the free kick.
The official flags Serghey Karnilenko offside. Alexandros Tzorvas takes the indirect free kick.
Foul by Gokdeniz Karadeniz on Stergos Marinos, free kick awarded. Jean Alain Boumsong restarts play with the free kick.
Gokdeniz Karadeniz goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
Unfair challenge on Kostas Katsouranis by Bebars Natcho results in a free kick. Junior Simao takes the indirect free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Bebars Natcho.
Corner taken by Cristian Noboa from the right by-line.
The game gets underway.
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."
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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