Feb 20, 2014 at 8.05pm UK at ​Estadio Benito Villamarin
Real Betis
1-1
Rubin Kazan
Didac (3')
Igiebor (8'), Juanfran (32'), Reyes (73'), Molina (81'), Perquis (89')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Eremenko (74' pen.)
Prudnikov (27'), M'Vila (89'), Torbinskij (89'), Kuzmin (90')
Prudnikov (31')

Result: Rubin Kazan snatch late draw against Real Betis

A late Roman Eremenko penalty secures a draw for 10-man Rubin Kazan against Real Betis.

Rubin Kazan have grabbed a late 1-1 draw against Real Betis in the first leg of their Europa League encounter, despite playing the majority of the match with 10 men.

Betis had the best possible start when, with just three minutes on the clock, Rossello Didac finished an individual effort with a great strike from inside the box.

Real Betis' Didac Vila celebrates with teammates after scoring against Rubin Kazan during their Europa League match on February 20, 2014© AFP

The home side pushed on in search of a second after that, and went close when Leo Baptistao weaved his way through the Rubin defence before firing at goal from just outside the box. However, Sergei Ryzhikov kept it out with a strong save.

The night soon got worse for Rubin, however, when Alexandr Prudnikov was shown a second yellow card and then a red for a poor tackle.

Damien Perquis missed with a header, while Cedric failed to connect with a cross in what looked like a promising opportunity for the hosts. Baptistao also shot wide just before half time.

The second half was a much tighter affair, with Betis unable to find a second goal despite their numerical advantage.

Rubin, who had gradually forced their way back into the match, were then awarded a penalty when Lorenzo Reyes brought down an attacker. Roman Eremenko stepped up and found the bottom corner for an important away goal for his side.

Related Video
Championship
Scottish Championship
7.45pm
Falkirk
vs
Dumbarton
La Liga
7.30pm
Villarreal
vs
Espanyol
Bundesliga
Ligue 1
7.30pm
Guingamp
vs
Marseille
Eredivisie
7pm
Willem II
vs
NEC
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1EibarEibar11003123
2Celta Vigo11002113
3Atletico MadridAtletico11001013
4Barcelona11001013
5Espanyol11001013
6Real Betis10101101
7Villarreal10101101
8Deportivo La CorunaDeportivo10100001
9Malaga10100001
10Rayo Vallecano10100001
11Real Madrid10100001
12Real Sociedad10100001
13Sevilla10100001
14Sporting GijonSporting Gijon10100001
15Valencia10100001
16Levante100112-10
17Athletic Bilbao100101-10
18Getafe100101-10
19Las PalmasLas Palmas100101-10
20Granada100113-20