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Played
February 21, 2013 12:00 PM EST
Central'nyj stadion Kazan' — Kazan'
Referee:‬ O. Hațegan‎
Attendance:‬ 2593‎
 
 
Top of the Match
Adrián
Adrián
Atletico Madrid
Radamel Falcao
Radamel Falcao
Atletico Madrid
Flop of the Match
César Navas
César Navas
Rubin
César Navas
César Navas
Rubin

Rubin Kazan 0-1 Atletico Madrid (Agg 2-1): Europa League holder bows out despite Falcao winner

The Colombia striker's late strike wasn't enough for Diego Simeone's side in Moscow as even the late sending off of Cesar Navas couldn't spoil the home team's night.

By Tom Maston

Kislyak & Cisma - Rubin-Atletico Madrid
AFP
Europa League holder Atletico Madrid crashed out of the Europa League despite Radamel Falcao's goal giving the club a 1-0 win over Rubin Kazan.

The Colombia international slotted home in the final 10 minutes but it wasn't enough to stop the Spanish side from being beaten 2-1 on aggregate.

Cesar Navas was sent off late on for a tough tackle on Falcao, but Atletico couldn't make the numerical advantage count and must now concentrate on securing qualification for the Champions League in La Liga.

Needing at least two goals to give itself a chance of progression, the visiting side started in positive fashion, and Falcao needed less than three minutes to test Sergey Ryzhikov as his effort from the edge of the area was tipped over.

The Russian outfit was happy to defend in numbers after the victory in the first leg, and despite Cristian Rodriguez testing Ryzhikov from all of 40 yards with a swerving effort, Rubin was comfortable in dealing with the Atletico threat.

The home side did have a chance of its own when Roman Eremenko shot straight at Sergio Asenjo, but Diego Simeone's side remained more adventurous and Raul Garcia was the next to try his luck from distance, but his effort flew just wide of the post.

With just under 10 minutes until the break, the La Liga outfit was almost handed the opening goal as Ryzhikov flapped at a cross, and with the ball bobbling goalwards after bouncing off Sergei Kislyak, Oleg Kuzmin hacked it away off the line.

Garcia headed straight at the goalkeeper from the resulting corner as the pressure increased on the home side's goal, but the Spanish side couldn't break the deadlock before halftime.

Former Spain under-21 international Garcia was looking the most likely for Atletico, and he again managed to fire off a shot from distance early in the second period, though it never looked like troubling Ryzhikov.

With the match entering its final 30 minutes, teenager Saul Niguez burst through the home side's defense. But just as he shaped to shoot, Navas slid in and pulled off a superb block.

Atletico did eventually get a goal with seven minutes left on the clock as the Falcao squeezed Adrian's cross from the left just under the body of Ryzhikov's from close range.

Navas was given his marching orders in the final minute of normal time after a tough challenge on Falcao, but the Russian outfit held out to reach the last 16 of the competition.


Rubin

1
Sergey Ryzhikov
Goalkeeper
90′
3.00
2
Oleg Kuzmin
Defender
48′
3.00
-
3.50
4
César Navas
Defender
89′
2.00
23
Marcano
Defender
3.50
-
Orbaiz
Midfielder
3.00
-
Sergei Kislyak
Midfielder
77′
3.00
23
Roman Eremenko
Midfielder
2.50
61
3.00
-
Bibras Natcho
Midfielder
88′
3.00
23
Rondón
Striker
2.50

Atletico Madrid

3.50
25
Sergio Asenjo
Goalkeeper
2.50
23
2.50
6
Cata Díaz
Defender
92′
3.00
23
Miranda
Defender
2.50
17
3.00
4
Mario Suárez
Midfielder
70′
2.50
8
Raúl García
Midfielder
3.00
11
3.50
-
Saúl
Midfielder
76′
4.00
7
Adrián
Striker
84′
3.50
9

Substitutes

24
 - 
19
 - 
-
 - 
14
Alan Kasaev
Midfielder
 - 
20
 - 
17
Gökhan Töre
Midfielder
 - 
54
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
13
 - 
18
 - 
-
 - 
-
A. Oueslati
Midfielder
 - 
36
Iván Calero
Midfielder
 - 
-
 - 
-

Coach/Manager

-
3.00

Coach/Manager

2.50
-
 
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Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
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