Panathinaikos Athens vs Rubin Kazan Match Preview
Panathinaikos play host to Russian Champions Rubin Kazan in a fixture both teams need to win to stay in touch of qualification from Group D. Panathinaikos have opened group play with consecutive defeats, while Rubin Kazan have opened their Group D campaign with defeat in Copenhagen, followed by a creditable draw with Barcelona.
Panathinaikos will likely adopt an attacking approach playing at home in a game they must win. French forward Sidney Govou scored against Barcelona and will feature here alongside Djibril Cisse and Luis Garcia.
Kazan will be heartened by holding Barcelona to a draw and will be looking for victory here. The Russian side boast a solid defense that will be paired with the attacking threat of Obafemi Martins and goal scoring midfielder Christian Noboa.