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  • Rubin Kazan 1-1 Barcelona: Villa the savior

    Barcelona could only bring one point after being arrested draw Rubin Kazan 1-1. David Villa became the savior for Barca from the defeat of the Russian club.

    Rubin Kazan still appeared to be a scourge for Barca. After last season 0-0 in Centralny arrested stage, Barca are now able to bring back just one point from this Russian club in the same place on Wednesday (09/29/2010).

    Barca had left earlier by Rubin in the first round by Christian Noboa scored from the penalty spot in the 30th minute. But the Villa became the savior for Barca after an equalizer for a 1-1 also from the penalty spot in the 60th minute.

    A draw is made while Barcelona leads the standings for Group D by collecting four points from two games. While today the new Copenhagen will play host Panathinaikos.

    The game

    Direct Barca dominated the game since the beginning of the game. However, Pep Guardiola's squad is difficult to penetrate the defense Rubin Kazan close to the opponent's goal.

    An opportunity finally owned by Barca in the 12th minute. A bait David Villa managed struck by Pedro but the ball still on the crossbar and goalkeeper Sergei Ryzhikov securing the ball bounce.

    Barca continued to exert pressure and even up to half the field. But Los Cules still remains difficult to penetrate a very disciplined defense Rubin guarding the area.

    In minute 25, Villa tried to threaten the goal Rubin. But this the Spanish international striker kick to the far post was wide. Barca's chances vanished again to get a goal.

    Barca instead had left over after in the 29th minute, Rubin get a penalty. Dani Alves Barca player commits an offense to the player Vitaly Kaleshin in the penalty box.

    Noboa who became executor of doing a good job and bring Rubin winning 1-0 in the 31st minute. While Barca Pedro tried to chase but the kick was wide in the 42nd minute.

    Score 1-0 for Rubin last until halftime. In the second half Barca continued to dominate the game. Barca's pressure finally yielded a penalty after Andres Iniesta dropped by Lasha Salukvadze in the forbidden box.

    Villa took the penalty kick, the success doing a good job. Barca also managed an equalizer for a 1-1 in the 60th minute.

    The attack flowed from Barca. A bait first crossing from Villa goalkeeper secured by Ryzhikov after Alves ready menyundulnya. Three minutes later Ryzhikov first secure the ball back before it was greeted Villa.

    In the 60th minute Lionel Messi signed replace Javier Mascherano. Messi's goal was threatened Rubin but can still be thwarted Ryzhikov. While Messi's header in the 83rd minute still soar above the crossbar.

    However, Rubin could threaten the goal Barca passing attack behind in the 85th minute. But Obafemi Martins business through utilizing his header hit the crossing Kaleshin Marins still goalposts.

    While Barca are still threatened by Bojan header that was wide. Barca's last chance is owned by Iniesta, but the ball was still rising. 1-1 score lasted until the end of the game.

    Team Line-up:

    Rubin Kazan: 77-Sergei Ryzhikov; 19-Vitaly Kaleshin, 9-Lasha Salukvadze, 4-Cesar Navas, 27-Salvatore Bocchetti, 3-Cristian Ansaldi; 8-Aleksandr Ryazantsev, 15-Rafal Murawski, 16-Cristian Noboa (66 - Bebars Natcho 88), 61-Gokdeniz Karadeniz (28-Obafemi Martins 64), 88-Sergei Kornilenko (6-MacBeth Sibaya 62).

    Barcelona: 1-Victor Valdes; 2-Daniel Alves, Gerard Pique 3-, 5-Carles Puyol, 19-Maxwell; 6-Xavi, 16-Sergio Busquets, 14-Javier Mascherano (10-Lionel Messi 60), 17-Pedro , 8-Andres Iniesta, 7-David Villa (9-Bojan Krkic 86)


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