Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Rubin Kazan vs Chelsea 11-04-2013 UEFA Europa League

Rubin Kazan vs Chelsea - UEFA Europa League
Match date: 11 April 2013  - Kick Off Time: 17:00 GMT
Venue: Luzhniki Stadium 
 Referee:‬ F. Aydinus‎

 Rubin Kazan v Chelsea Football Match will be played on 11.04.2013 in Olimpiyskiy stadion Luzhniki (Moskva) for a second leg UEFA Europa League match.
Chelsea are in control of this tie after a 3-1 home win in the first leg but Rubin will feel they can still make a game of it and a 2-0 win would see them through.
Chelsea started well in the first leg despite playing some squad players like Benayoun, Moses and Bertrand.  Fernando Torres was starting up front and it didn’t take him long to get on the score sheet with a goal in the 16 minute.  Chelsea doubled their advantage 15 minutes later with a goal from Moses and were looking like getting an easy win.  Rubin made the game interesting before half time with a penalty from Natcho but it was that man Torres again who restored Chelsea’s 2 goal lead after the break to give them a 3-1 win.
Rubin followed that game up with a 0-0 draw at the weekend which drops them further away from the top clubs in Russia.  They are 4 but 8 points off a Champions League spot and another Europa League run looks like their prize for this season.
Chelsea are hanging onto a Champions League spot in the Premiership and are currently 3with 58 points from 31 matches which leaves them even with Spurs and 2 points behind 5 place Arsenal.  They need to keep winning if they want to finish in the top 4 this year as any slip ups will be capitalized on by the chasing pack.

 Possible line-ups:
 Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Cech; Bertrand, Terry, Luiz, Ivanovic; Mikel, Ramires; Mata, Oscar, Moses; Torres
Rubin Kazan (4-4-1-1): Ryzhikov; Navas, Kuzmin, Kaleshin, Ansaldi; Sharonov, Orbaiz, Eremenko, Karadeniz, Natcho; Rondon