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07.12.2010 11:56

FCB-Rubin Kazan: did you know ... ?

Barça play Rubin Kazan at the Nou Camp in the final Champions League Group D game on Tuesday. Sure, you knew that, but did you know.....?

- Barça come into the game with top spot assured, but Rubin need to do better than Copenhagen to get through to the next round, as the Danes lead them by a point.

- Rubin Kazan and Chelsea are the only teams who have faced Guardiola’s Barça and remain unbeaten.

2009-10-20_PARTIDO_26.JPG- Rubin pulled off one of the biggest surprises of last year when they beat Barça 1-2 at the Nou Camp, a defeat which didn’t stop Barça from finishing top of the group though.

- That win remains the only time Rubin have won on the road in the Champions League.

- This could be the first time under Guardiola that the team finish the group stage unbeaten.

- With six goals, Messi is the competition’ second highest scorer alongside Mario Gómez (Bayern Munich).With one goal more, Samuel Eto’o leads the scorers.

- Messi is Barça’s leading goal scorer in the Champions League with a total of 31 goals in 49 games.

-Messi has also had the second highest number of shots in the competition this season (13).

2010-09-22_FCB_-_SPORTING_GIJON_026.jpg- Piqué is the only Barça player under threat of suspension, whilst Pinto is again available after his two game ban. For Rubin, Kaleshin has seen two yellows so far.

- Barça are the team with the highest average possession -70 %, followed by Bayern with 63%.

- Rubin Kazan’s star signing Carlos Eduardo, has met up with Dani Alves in the Brazilian squad.

- The Russian league finished on November 28th with Rubin third after a goalless draw in their final game with Lokomotiv Moscow, to maintain their unbeaten run of games in the second half of the season.
FCB-Rubin Kazan: did you know ... ?
Swedish ref Jonas Eriksson, 36, has been in charge of 5 Champions League games in his career, but never in games involving Barça or Rubin.

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