Today, September 26, FC Rubin are facing FC Khimki in the OLIMP Russian Cup Round of 32 at Khimki Arena.
Today's Cup fixture will be officiated by Ivan Sidenkov, 34, Saint Petersburg. Assistant referees: Anton Kobzev, Moscow; Varanzo Petrosyan, Rostov. Match inspector: Aleksandr Kolobaev, Moscow.
Live broadcasting by Rubin TV on YouTube.
FC Khimki are currently 12th after 13 gameweeks in the second tier FNL. Igor Shalimov's team good start of the league was followed by a 5 game nonwinning streak (4 draws and 1 defeat).
As you may know, there are two former players of FC Rubin who are currently playing at FC Khimki such Aleksandr Ryazantsev and Igor Portnyagin. Top scorers: Mikhail Petrusev (5 goals - penalty kicks) and Ilya Belous (4 goals).
Games played: 12
Games won by FC Rubin: 7
Games won by FC Khimki: 3
Games drawn: 2
Within this record there was a two-leg clash in 2004/2005 Russian Cup Round of 32 which ended in an unexpected win for FC Khimki (1-0 and 3-1) and eventually resulted in their becoming the Cup finalists.
Games played: 6
Games won by FC Rubin: 5
Games drawn: 1
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