UEFA Champions League: FC Barcelona vs. Rubin Kazan Live Stream (Free Online Video)
Barcelona vs. Rubin Kazan Live Stream: Barca have already secured first place in Group D, but Russian side Rubin Kazan have everything to play for tonight as they return to Camp Nou–the scene of arguably their greatest ever success.
The Tatars have a small chance of advancing to the last 16. To do so they need to beat Pep Guardiola’s men while hoping Greek outfit Panathinaikos avoid frustration in Copenhagen. Based on Barca’s excellent home form in all competitions, it’s too much dreaming for Rubin to think of winning at Camp Nou. In their last two league games, the Catalan giants have scored eight goals and conceded none, including a 5-0 demolition of Real Madrid. However, the Russians have a good record against the La Liga champions, drawing two of their three previous encounters with the Blaugrana and claiming a surprise victory in last season’s group stages. Barca also has a history of easing up with qualification assured. In 2008, they lost the last group game at home to Shakhtar Donetsk en route to winning the title.
Can Rubin succeed once more? Well, I think they will need to be more determined tonight than they have been in the Russian Premier League this season. The game starts at 20:45 CET.
UPDATE: Barca youngsters Andreu Fontas and Victor Vazquez scored in a 2-0 victory over Rubin Kazan to ensure the Catalan giants ended the group phase unbeaten.
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