Shock defeat for BarçaOctober 21, 2009
It all went very wrong for Barça last night in a shock 2-1 defeat by Rubin Kazan.
The Russian team put in the first goal of the night right at the start of the match, when Aleksandr Ryazantsev surprised Victor Valdes with a shot from 30 metres. However, Barça dominated possession and it looked like it was going their way when Ibrahimovic scored right after the break.
Despite nearly 80% possession in the second half the next goal wasn’t a breakthrough for Barcelona. Instead a Karadeniz counter-attack resulted in a second goal for the visitors and the first loss for Barça this season.
Elsewhere, Inter Milan were held to a 1-1 draw by Dynamo Kiev, leaving Barça, Dynamo and Rubin Kazan on 4 points each and Inter on 3.
0-1 Ryazantsev (min 1)
1-1 Ibrahimovic (min 46)
1-2 Karadeniz (min 73)
Tags: Rubin Kazan