Rubin hit back to stun Betis

Ten-man Rubin Kazan hit back to draw 1-1 with Real Betis in the first leg of their Europa League round of 32 clash in Spain.

Last Updated: 20/02/14 at 22:32 Post Comment    Bet with SkyBet  Europa League. Click here to bet.

Roman Eremenko (r): Rubin Kazan man struck from the spot to earn a draw

Roman Eremenko (r): Rubin Kazan man struck from the spot to earn a draw

Rubin looked dead and buried when they were 1-0 down and had Alexander Prudnikov sent off with over an hour to go for two bookable offences in as many minutes.

But the Russian outfit clawed back to earn a draw at the Estadio Benito Villamarin through a Roman Eremenko penalty.

Head coach Vladimir Maminov will be satisfied to take an all-important away goal into the return leg at the Kazan Arena in a week's time.

It promises to be a feisty affair after this tie saw nine yellow cards and one red.

Betis dominated for the majority of the game and took less than four minutes to take the lead when Didac Vila's effort across goal beat Sergey Ryzhikov with the first shot of the game.

The home side sensed they could kill the tie and an 18-yard shot from Leo Baptistao nearly did so, but Ryzhikov parried the ball away.

The Betis onslaught continued and Rubin were fortunate to only be a goal down at half-time after Prudnikov was given his marching orders in the 28th minute.

Shots were few and far between for Rubin but Sergey Kisliak made sure goalkeeper Antonio Adan knew the away side were not out of the contest.

At 1-0 down, there was always a chance for the away side to nick a goal.

It was 15 minutes from time when Betis' Lorenzo Reyes brought down Gokdeniz Karadeniz in the area and referee Serge Gumienny pointed to the spot.

Eremenko did not pass up the opportunity and slotted the ball in to the left-hand corner to make it 1-1.

Rubin withstood a late surge from the home side who knew they should have put the game out of reach by half-time.

A final desperate shot by Didac from 25 yards out sailed over the bar and Rubin were happy to play out the final five minutes of stoppage time.

Bet with SkyBet  Europa League. Click here to bet.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

More Match Results

Thursday, 10 April 2014
20:05
Benfica 2-0 AZ Alkmaar Report
Juventus 2-1 Lyon Report
Sevilla 4-1 FC Porto Report
Valencia 5-0 Basel Report
Thursday, 03 April 2014
AZ Alkmaar 0-1 Benfica Report
Basel 3-0 Valencia Report
FC Porto 1-0 Sevilla Report
Lyon 0-1 Juventus Report
Thursday, 20 March 2014
Napoli 2-2 FC Porto Report
Real Betis 0-2 Sevilla Report

Footer 365

Premier League: Chelsea's Jose Mourinho 'congratulates' officials after loss to Sunderland

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho fired a thinly-veiled criticism at the officials after the 2-1 home defeat to Sunderland.

Premier League: Sunderland beat Chelsea 2-1 at Stamford Bridge

Fabio Borini scored a late penalty as Sunderland beat Chelsea 2-1 at Stamford Bridge to dent the Blues' title hopes.

Cardiff held, Swans win late

Cardiff's hopes of Premier League survival suffered a blow as they drew 1-1 with Stoke, while Swansea grabbed a 2-1 win at Newcastle.

Mail Box

Kieran's Not The Only One Keeping Notes

Another chap in the mailbox has been keeping notes on comments made by optimistic Man United fans. Plus, Garey Vance is offering a double-or-quits on his new tattoo...

Mignolet Is The Reason For Liverpool Flying

Mignolet's bad kicking is the reason for Liverpool's success, whilst one man keep notes on F365 mails. Plus England excitement, Arteta and a bad Walsall experience...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property