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04.11.2009 10:30

Rubin Kazan-Barša: Did you know.......?

Roger BogunyÓ

There are plenty of talking points surrounding tonight's game -here are just a few:

- This will be Barca's 200th game in the European Cup/Champions League. They played their first 50 years ago in Sodfia, Bulkgaria.

- In the 1999 games played so far, Barca have conceded...........199 goals!

- The last time Barca played in Russia was in October 2002, when they beat Lokomotiv Moscow 1-3 with goalsfrom Saviola(2) and Kluivert

- This is only the third home European game that Rubin Kazan have held (not counting qualifiers and the Intertoto Cup) and they have yet to win.

2009-10-20_PARTIDO_26.JPG- Rubin's first ever Champions League win came a fortnight ago at the Nou Camp.

- FC Barcelona have not lost in their last seven away games in the Champions League. They are unbeaten since they lost 1-0 to Wisla.

- Rubin Kazan can tonight call on Macbeth Sibaya, who has been under suspension since 2007

- Both teams top their domestic leagues, with a single point lead. The Russian League has just three games left in its season.

- It's been a while since Barca played a European game so early, they faced FKM P˙chov (1-1) in the UEFA Cup with a 19.00 kick off and their last game in Russia against Lokomotiv kicked off at 18.00.

Rubin Kazan-Barša: Did you know.......?

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The referee
The Austrian referee Konrad Plautz will be in charge of the game tonight. The 45-year-old has previously reffed two Barca games in the competition: Barša-Levski (5-0) in the 2006/07 group stage, and Rangers-Barša (0-0) the following season. He has never before been in charge of a Rubin Kazan game.

Plautz also refereed a game in which many of tonight's players figured, the Spain vs Russia game in the last European Championships, which Luis Aragones' team won 4-1.

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