UEFA Champions League: FC Barcelona vs. Rubin Kazan Live Stream (Free Online Video)
Barcelona vs. Rubin Kazan Live Stream: La Liga holders FC Barcelona face two-time defending Russian Premier League champions Rubin Kazan tonight at Tsentralnyi Stadion in another exciting Group D encounter. Last season the Russian side defeated Barca 2-1 at Camp Nou (the reverse fixture ended in a goalless draw) and will need a similar result this evening after loosing their first Champions League match to FC Copenhagen earlier this month.
The Catalan giants could have Lionel Messi back in their ranks after the reigning FIFA World Player of the Year resumed training. However, Messi has still not yet fully recovered from the ligament damage to his ankle. The 23-year-old Argentine striker was stretchered off in the final minute of the 2-1 win at Atletico Madrid 10 days ago following a brawny tackle from Tomasz Ujfalusi.
Barca defender Gerard Pique hopes his team can call on Messi, saying: “He’s in good condition, but it’s the manager’s decision whether he plays or not.”
The Blaugrana have a good record against Russian opponents and apart from the upset last year, they have never lost a match against any Russian side.
The match kicks-off at 18:30 CET.
UPDATE: David Villa netted a second-half penalty to give Barca a 1-1 stalemate against Rubin Kazan as the Russian side again caused problems for the Catalan giants.