Kazan "Rubin" lost to the Swiss "Sion" in the opening of Europa League
Photo by Marat Muginov
KZN.RU, September 17). In the opening match of the group stage of the UEFA
Europa League Kazan "Rubin" lost to the Swiss "Sion" with
the score 1: 2. The match was held on the opponent field at the stadium
"Tourbillon". The president of FC "Rubin" Kazan Mayor Ilsur
Metshin watchedover the course of the game.
coaching staff of "Rubin", led by the acting head coach Valery Chaly,
preferred to do without experiments in the first game of the group stage in
Switzerland, putting the same line-up as in the victorious game against the
seized the initiative from the first minutes and twice threatened the gates of
"Rubin" in the opening of the meeting. In the 11th minute the hosts
had a prolonged attack, after a series of ricochets the ball bounced to the
left in the alone Moussa Konate - and the striker sent the ball into the near
corner. Kazan residents came to the senses after a missed goal not immediately.
Throughout the first half the game the players of "Sion" leaded, but
did not increase the score thanks to the skill and ability of Ryzhikov and defenders.
break, the team turned the tables, and "Rubin" did not give the rest to
the Swiss defense. Our players created a dangerous moment at the gates of Andris
Vanin in the 48th minute - Carlos Eduardo gave a free kick and the ball nearly
flew into the far corner. On the 59th minute Igor Portnyagin intercepted the
ball in midfield, the transfer counter Maxim Kanunnikov threw into the breach,
but Zhane Pa-Modou stopped an opponent at the very edge by the price of the yellow
card, and Carlos Eduardo made a free kick not in the best way. Soon Portnyagin
gracefully departed from Reto Ziegler, went one on one, but hesitated to shot.
minutes "Rubin" equalized the score. Portnyagin caught the ball,
threw to Kanunnikov who immediately bitingly shot into the far bottom corner.
Guests have believed in themselves and went forward, but the owners did not
agree to a draw. As a result, "Sion" was more successful in the game.
Fernandez got round Elmir Nabiullin on the wing and shot at goalkeeper, where
the most agile was Konate, who scored twice for "Sion," the
press-service of FC "Rubin" says.
begins to the group stage of the Europa League with a defeat for the first time.
In the next round on October 1 team will try to rehabilitate in a duel with the
French "Bordeaux" already at home. "Sion" will go to
"Anfield" for a visit to the English "Liverpool".