Today, FC Rubin will play against CSKA within ROSGOSSTRAKH Russian Championship MD 18. The match will be held at Kazan Arena and start at 14:00.
The game will be officiated by Sergey Ivanov (33), Rostov-on-Don. Assistant referees: Dmitry Bereznev (Rostov-on-Don), Roman Usachev (Rostov-on-Don). Fourth official: Ranel Ziyakov (Naberezhnye Chelny). Match inspector: Yuri Chebotarev (Rostov-on-Don). RFPL official: Anatoly Drobyshev (Rostov-on-Don).
Live emission by:
«Наш футбол»/Nash Futbol (13:45)
and «Матч ТВ»/Match TV (13:55)
CSKA did not start this season well: losing points at home with defeats to Lokomotiv, Rubin, Akhmat. The first game ended with Rubin’s victory with two goals scored by Jonathas.
The first half of the season match between Rubin and CSKA ended with our 2:1 victory.
In autumn CSKA improved their performance being in the top-3 now. As for the Champions League, they have already earned 9 points and will at least play in the Europa League playoffs unlike the previous five seasons when CSKA had finished in the last place in the CL group stage.
This week CSKA have celebrated an important 2:0 victory over Benfica and Igor Akinfeev has kept a clean sheet for the first time since 2006. The fact that CSKA have been playing two matches a week having less time for recovery is not going to give us any advantage, from Kurban Berdyev’s point of view, who said that “sometimes it´s not that bad for a team to have such a tough schedule”.
Rubin vs CSKA record:
Games played: 37
Won by Rubin: 11
Won by CSKA: 20
Balls difference: 31-51 (in favour of CSKA)
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