The Blaugrana had to come from behind to salvage a draw, with Villa netting the equaliser from the penalty spot on the hour mark. Speaking after the match the Spain international admitted that they found the Rubin backline a tough nut to crack.
"We found it difficult throughout the game because Rubin Kazan are a team that defended very well and get a lot of people at the back," said the World Cup winner, according to la Vanguardia. "We struggled a lot, like hitting the crossbar.
"However, in the end we found the penalty and we were able to gain a point. That is really important."
Barcelona now have four points from two games in Group D.
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