FC Rubin are closing out the NKNK CAMP with a beautiful 4:1 win over the Norwegian Champion Rosenborg BK with goals scored by Ivelin Popov, Sardar Azmoun, Vitali Ustinov and Ilzat Akhmetov.
Rosenborg is opening the game with the majority of ball possession unable to exploit it with not too many chances created except for a couple of free kicks on the edge of our box but both of them were off target.
As for our boys, they open the scoring after one our counters as the goalkeeper manages to block consecutive shots from Christian Noboa and Vyacheslav Podberezkin but not that from Ivelin Popov who scores on the rebound. In a few minutes Rosenborg scores the equaliser after Jacob Rasmussen's header following a set-piece delivery. It is Sardar Azmoun who puts us ahead owing to his perfect reflexes. The Iran International scores again in his second consecutive game and in good form ahead of the beginning of the second half of the season.
We are making numerous changes in the second half, keeping on playing football and score two more goals. The first one is scored by Vitali Ustinov after a perfect play by Popov and Nikita Goldobin scores in the open net. Ilzat Akhmetov is closing the game with his header after Reza Shekari's great assist as the latter dribbles past an opponent on the flank.
We are closing the winter camp with a beautiful victory and coming back in a good mood ahead of the first game of the second half of the season to be played on March 2 in Kaspiysk against Anzhi.
FC Rubin vs Rosenborg BK, Trondheim, Norway - 4:1 (2:1). February 25, 2018. Marbella, Municipal Stadium
Goals scored by Popov, 29; Azmoun, 36; Ustinov, 60; Akhmetov, 87 - Rasmussen, 31.
Rubin: Dzhanaev, Enache (Goldobin, 46), Sorokin (Agapov, 77), Navas (Kudryashov, 46), Granat (Mikushin, 68), Ustinov (Akhmetov, 77), Mogilevets (Konovalov, 68), Noboa (Shekari, 77), Podberezkin (Zhemaletdinov, 77), Popov (Karadeniz, 68), Azmoun (Kanunnikov, 46).