The tumban of his cloud, the champion of Europe, Spain and its surroundings, the equipment of the triplet of last year, finally fell and so humiliating way to a modest Russian team, Rubin Kanzan. In what seemed like a simple and procedural match, where Barcelona fans expected a home win, the result was the opposite.
The first defeat of the season for Barcelona came in the thirteenth official match. A painful defeat due to untimely and unexpected, but perhaps necessary for Barcelona to retrace its steps and recover the essence of their football, that exquisite football of pressure and touch that becomes vulgar when it is not executed at the right speed.
The Rubin Kazan gave the surprise, although Barcelona also had chances to take the game, two balls to the post of Ibrahimovic and Touré Yaya at the end of the match. The Rubin Kanzan started winning by scoring at minute 2, with a goal by Ryazantsev. Barcelona tied at minute 48 (second half) with Ibrahimovic’s goal, and the goal of victory for the Russian team was Karadeniz’s work at minute 73.
Alignment of Barcelona: Valdés; Alves (Sergio Busquets, min.90 + 2), Piqué, Márquez (Keita, min.80), Abidal, Touré Yaya, Xavi, Iniesta, Messi, Pedro (Bojan, min.66) and Ibrahimovic.
Alignment of Rubin Kazan: Ryzhikov; Salukvadze, César Navas, Sharonov, Cristian Ansaldi; Kasaev, Cristian Noboa, Semak (Murawski, min.43), Ryazantsev (Kasaev, min.83); Karadeniz; Dominguez