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

Rubin Kazan 1-0 Wigan: First European defeat for Latics

Owen Coyle's Championship side were unable to prolong their unbeaten start in continental competition as they were undone by Oleg Kuzmin's goal midway through the first half

Rubin Kazan players celebrate a goal
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Rubin Kazan secured their place in the last 32 of the Europa League with a 1-0 win over Wigan on Thursday.

Oleg Kuzmin's strike after 22 minutes settled the match in the hosts' favour as they moved five points clear at the top of Group D.

Wigan travelled to Russia having secured a 1-1 draw in the last meeting between the two sides at the DW Stadium.

The Championship club knew that they could take a big step towards qualification to the next stage with a win but their hopes were dented as they produced a disappointing performance.

Rubin were in control for the majority of the game and deserved the three points as they seek to improve on last year's showing in the competition, when they reached the quarter-finals.

Talented winger Roman Eremenko came in to the side for the home side as one of three changes made by manager Kurban Berdyev.

Meanwhile, Wigan boss Owen Coyle also opted to shuffle his pack as he made six alterations to the side that beat Huddersfield Town 2-1, Roger Espinoza making his first European appearance to form part of a five-man midfield.

The visitors' plan to stifle the Russian outfit appeared to be working in the early stages, with both sides struggling to create opportunities.

However, Coyle's men found themselves behind midway through the opening half when Kuzmin lashed home at the far post after being played through by Bibras Natcho.

Wigan finally crafted their first chance of the encounter as striker Grant Holt headed Espinoza's left-wing cross over the bar.

Rubin dominated for long periods but it took until the 63rd minute for them to carve open another genuine goalscoring opportunity, midfielder Alexander Ryazantsev shooting wide from the edge of the area.

Kuzmin headed off target from a corner as Berdyev's charges looked to press home their superiority but it was Wigan who looked the more likely to score in the closing stages.

And they should have levelled seven minutes from time when Norwegian defender Thomas Rogne headed against the bar but were left to rue what might have been.


Rubin

1
Sergey Ryzhikov
Goalkeeper
2.50
2
Oleg Kuzmin
Defender
22′
4.00
-
Chris Mavinga
Defender
46′
3.00
4
César Navas
Defender
55′
2.50
76
Roman Sharonov
Defender
3.00
-
3.00
-
Dmitriy Torbinskiy
Midfielder
39′ 76′
2.50
23
Roman Eremenko
Midfielder
3.00
-
Bibras Natcho
Midfielder
22′
3.00
17
Yann M'Vila
Midfielder
3.50
-
2.00

Wigan Athletic

3.00
-
Lee Nicholls
Goalkeeper
2.00
3
2.50
30
3.00
-
2.50
14
James Perch
Midfielder
35′ 60′
2.00
20
2.50
-
James McClean
Midfielder
70′
2.50
16
James McArthur
Midfielder
3.00
-
R. Espinoza
Midfielder
2.00
29
Grant Holt
Striker
71′
2.00
15

Substitutes

31
 - 
7
 - 
-
Sergei Kislyak
Midfielder
46′
2.50
-
Wakaso
Midfielder
76′
2.00
63
 - 
-
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
12
Mike Pollitt
Goalkeeper
 - 
17
 - 
6
 - 
16
Chris McCann
Midfielder
 - 
14
Jordi Gómez
Midfielder
74′
2.50
-
Nick Powell
Midfielder
60′
2.00
28

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

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Jonathan Jonathan
Striker
Salzburg
11 2
Jermain Defoe Jermain Defoe
Striker
Toronto FC
7 1
Alexander Meier Alexander Meier
Midfielder
Eintracht Frankfurt
7 1
Paco Alcácer Paco Alcácer
Striker
Valencia
7 0
Kevin Gameiro Kevin Gameiro
Striker
Sevilla
6 0