FC Rubin lost 0:1 to Tromso Norway in a friendly match played as a part of KazanOrgSintez – FCRK Camp held in Belek, Turkey.
The game opened with not too many chances during the first 20 minutes and quite an intense opposition from both sides which is quite typical for a game against a Norwegian team.
By the middle of the first half, FC Rubin take the initiative and start dominating delivering the ball into the opposition box. It is there where all of our three strikers such as Rifat Zhemaletdinov, Maksim Kanunnikov and Sardar Azmoun are having good chances although no goals are scored in the first half after some inaccuracy, in particular after hitting the post or a good goalkeeping. It is a late chance for Elmir Nabiullin who bends a perfect free kick but only hits the bar being very close and revealing his new features.
Once the second half has started it is Sardar Azmoun who creates an excellent chance but misses it after dribbling past the goalkeeper and the defender, but his finish is not accurate enough.
Our youngsters are coming on the pitch in the last thirty minutes just like in the previous game with some good chances to score and some lack of concentration in the last five minutes which was converted by the Norwegian side. It is Vuk Slobodan who gets the ball inside our box and sends it past Timur Akmurzin. Ilia Gilyazutdinov is having some chance at the end of the game but cannot get through the tough opposition of the Norwegian side.
Rubin - Tromso - 0:1 (0:0). 1 February 2018. Belek.
Goal: Slobodan, 81
Ryzhikov (Akmurzin, 46), Kudryashov (Ustinov, 56), Granat (Ziganshin, 56; Kambolov, 65), Navas (Sorokin, 56), Kambolov (Kuzmin, 56), Nabiullin, Podberezkin (Goldobin, 56), Ozdoev, Zhemaletdinov (Akhmetov, 56), Kanunnikov (Shekari, 56), Azmoun (Gilyazutdinov, 56).