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
- 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
- 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).
- 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
- 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.