Barcelona Stunned By Rubin Kazan
Barca suffered their first defeat of the season as Rubin Kazan shocked the Nou Camp with a 1-2 win tonight. Barca had the lion’s share of the ball and hit the woodwork twice, but the Russians proved more effective in front of goal.
After just a minute,Rubin Kazan were one up when Ryazantsev connected with a scorching 35-yard drive that gave Valdes no chance as it shot into the top left hand corner.
Barcelona were back on level terms early in the second half. Xavi lofting a pinpoint pass for Ibrahimovic in the inside right lane to turn and fire low past the keeper. Despite having nearly 80% of the possession in the second half, it wasn’t Barca, but rather Rubin who broke the deadlock as Karadeniz rounded off a lightening quick counter attack on 73 minutes.