Europa League

November 8, 2012



0 - 1

FK Rubin Kazan

Group H

17:00 +00:00, November 8, 2012

Referee: Manuel de Sousa

Dyadyun strike gives Rubin hope

Rubin Kazan face an anxious wait to see if they have reached the last 32 of the Europa League after Vladimir Dyadyun's early goal sealed a 1-0 victory over Neftchi.

The Russians' progression to the knock-out stage will be confirmed if Partizan Belgrade fail to beat Inter Milan later this evening, but a Serbian victory would deny Rubin a guaranteed top-two spot in Group H.

Neftchi offered precious little to suggest they are capable of overturning a six-point deficit in the remaining two games to qualify, an unlikely feat that would be mathematically impossible should Inter pick up a point in Belgrade.

Rubin's Alan Kasaev saw his shot blocked by Tarlan Guliyev in the seventh minute but Bebras Natcho went closer with the rebound, his shot just skimming the crossbar.

Natcho made amends in the 16th minute, though, picking out Dyadyun to nod the ball home following a short corner.

Neftchi struggled to find a way back into the game before the break and were lucky to keep the gap to a single goal as Jose Salomon Rondon pinged a header high and wide following Vitali Kaleshin's fine cross.

The Azerbaijani side almost found a way through following the restart, but Sergei Ryzhikov was equal to Bruno Bertucci's free-kick, tipping the ball round a post and to safety.

Rondon rattled the woodwork as Rubin launched a full-blooded assault on the hosts, Dyadyun then forcing a stunning fingertip save from Sasa Stamenkovic, who soon had to smother a drive from Gokdeniz Karadeniz.

All Boyukagha Hajiyev's men could do was push the visitors back into their own half and that tactic worked for most of the second half, with the eager Dyadyun restricted to shooting from distance.

Araz Abdullayev did wriggle past Rubin's high line to drill an effort at Sergei Ryzhikov 10 minutes from time, but his accuracy was sorely lacking.

Scoring Summary

Neftchi FK Rubin Kazan
 Vladimir Dyadyun (16')


Neftchi FK Rubin Kazan
30 Sasa StamenkovicSergei Ryzhikov
Igor MitreskiCésar
22 Mahir ShukurovCristian Ansaldi
16 Bruno Bertucci25 Ivan Sierra Marcano
4 Tarlan Guliyev61 Gokdeniz Karadeniz
15 Eric Fabián RamosPablo Orbáiz
10 Julius Wobay10 Alan Kasaev
6 Rashad Abulfaz Sadygov66 Bebars Natcho
9 Venancio Flavinho19 Vitali Kaleshin
11 Nicolas Canales22 Vladimir Dyadyun
28 Emin Mehdiyev99 Jose Salomon Rondon
12 Emil BalayevGiedrius Arlauskis 24
Sasha Yunis OgluRoman Sharonov 76
17 Araz AbdullayevOleg Kuzmin 2
19 Mirhuseyn SeyidovRoman Eremenko 23
8 Elshan AbdullayevMarques Carlos Eduardo 11
32 Elvin MusazadeGokhan Tore 55
21 Kamil NurahmadovSergei Davydov 9
Araz Abdullayev for Emin Mehdiyev (53)
Sergei Davydov for Vladimir Dyadyun (77)
Mirhuseyn Seyidov for Rashad Abulfaz Sadygov (57)
Roman Eremenko for Jose Salomon Rondon (80)
Elvin Musazade for Mahir Shukurov (89)
Gokhan Tore for Alan Kasaev (84)
Yellow Cards
Rashad Abulfaz Sadygov (23)
Bebars Natcho (50)
Eric Fabián Ramos (43)
Cristian Ansaldi (55)
Mirhuseyn Seyidov (73)
· Squads: Neftchi | FK Rubin Kazan