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November 7, 2013 10:30 PM IST
Central'nyj stadion Kazan' — Kazan'
Referee:‬ H. Gocek‎
Attendance:‬ 5579‎
 
22′ Oleg Kuzmin
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Rubin Kazan 1-0 Wigan

A first-half goal from Oleg Kuzmin consigns the Latics to their first European defeat and sends the Russian side through to the Europa League knockout stages

By Max Bentley

  • Sergey Ryzhikov
    0
    0
    2.50

    Sergey Ryzhikov

    The goalkeeper was rarely tested en route to achieving his second clean sheet of the group stages although he did look vulnerable dealing with high balls into the box.

  • Oleg Kuzmin
    0
    0
    4.00

    Oleg Kuzmin

    The right-back was always willing to get forward to aid the attack and he got in behind McClean to score the opening goal, thumping a shot past Nicholls.

  • Chris Mavinga
    1
    0
    3.00

    Chris Mavinga

    His pace ensured that he was rarely beaten by McManaman and his ability to surge from box-to-box meant that he was a key member for both the defence and the attack. He picked up an injury and was replaced at half time.

  • César Navas
    0
    0
    2.50

    César Navas

    The rugged Spanish defender dealt well with the physical presence of Holt despite picking up a yellow card.

  • Roman Sharonov
    0
    0
    3.00

    Roman Sharonov

    The experienced 37-year-old captain led the defensive line brilliantly and was dominant in the air.

  • Alexander Ryazantsev
    0
    0
    3.00

    Alexander Ryazantsev

    Despite spurning a good early chance, he was a constant threat down the right and combined well with Kuzmin.

  • Dmitriy Torbinskiy
    0
    0
    2.50

    Dmitriy Torbinskiy

    He showed some neat touches in the hole behind Mukhametshin but did not test Nicholls as much as he would perhaps have liked.

  • Roman Eremenko
    0
    0
    3.00

    Roman Eremenko

    The Finland international proved an excellent creative outlet for Rubin with his ability to pick out a teammate in space.

  • Bibras Natcho
    0
    0
    3.00

    Bibras Natcho

    The Israel midfielder created a number of good chances with his excellent vision and his precise through ball set up Kuzmin's opener.

  • Yann M'Vila
    1
    0
    3.50

    Yann M'Vila

    He provided an excellent shield to the back four and hardly put a foot wrong, dominating in the midfield.

  • Rusl. Mukhametshin
    0
    0
    2.00

    Rusl. Mukhametshin

    The striker was well marshalled by Rogne throughout the match and consequently found it very difficult to get his shots away.

Substitutions

  • Sergei Kislyak
    0
    0
    2.50

    Sergei Kislyak

    Came on at left-back for the second half and did a good job to limit McManaman's impact.

  • Wakaso
    0
    0
    2.00

    Wakaso

    The flairy Ghanaian is highly rated in Russia but he was wasteful when coming on, particularly when he failed to pick out a teammate in a stoppage time counterattack.

  • Alexander Prudnikov
    0
    0

    Alexander Prudnikov

    The striker scored against Wigan in England but after coming on with minutes to spare, he did not have sufficient time to make an impact.

  • Lee Nicholls
    0
    0
    3.00

    Lee Nicholls

    The young goalkeeper stepped up to the occasion and while he could do little to prevent the opening goal, he showed good reflexes and command of his area to keep the scoreline down.

  • Stephen Crainey
    0
    0
    2.00

    Stephen Crainey

    The left-back found it difficult to cope with the intelligence of Ryazantsev though he did produce a crucial interception late on to deny Wigan going further behind.

  • Ryan Shotton
    0
    0
    2.50

    Ryan Shotton

    He won the majority of his aerial duels and was rarely exposed down his wing. However, the deliveries of his long throws were often poor and easily defended by Rubin.

  • Thomas Rogne
    0
    0
    3.00

    Thomas Rogne

    The Norwegian defender was impressive at the back for Wigan, making several brilliant interceptions. Came desperately close to scoring when he powered against the crossbar late on.

  • James Perch
    0
    0
    2.50

    James Perch

    He helped to break up play effectively but found himself often outclassed by the Rubin midfield trio.

  • Leon Barnett
    0
    0
    2.00

    Leon Barnett

    The centre-back was caught out of position on a few occasions but proved commanding from set pieces at both ends of the pitch.

  • James McClean
    0
    0
    2.50

    James McClean

    The Ireland winger was always willing to take his man on and get crosses into the box. However, his lack of concentration and failure to track Kuzmin led to Rubin's opener.

  • James McArthur
    0
    0
    2.50

    James McArthur

    The Wigan captain produced a strong tackling performance in the midfield and offered protection to the defence.

  • R. Espinoza
    0
    0
    3.00

    R. Espinoza

    The Honduran battled tirelessly in the midfield and his accurate passing was at the heart of most Wigan attacks. Provided a brilliant cross for Rogne's header which hit the bar.

  • Grant Holt
    0
    0
    2.00

    Grant Holt

    The striker's search for a first European goal continues as he was well contained by the Rubin centre-backs. He made some impact in the air but offered little with the ball at his feet.

  • Callum McManaman
    0
    0
    2.00

    Callum McManaman

    Rubin clearly identified him as the dangerman and every time he got the ball he was surrounded by burgundy shirts. The tactic worked as McManaman was hauled off, a frustrated figure, late on.

Substitutions

  • Jordi Gómez
    0
    0

    Jordi Gómez

    The Spaniard came on with a view to change the game but he could not test Ryzhikov with a free kick in a dangerous area late on.

  • Nick Powell
    1
    0
    2.50

    Nick Powell

    The Manchester United loanee is Wigan's top goalscorer in Europe and he looked lively from the bench, almost scoring with a fantastic solo effort.

  • Marc-Antoine Fortune
    0
    0
    2.00

    Marc-Antoine Fortune

    He came on to replace Holt but made a similar contribution as he was well marshalled by the Rubin defence.

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