LITESPORT 42 Wednesday, 21 October 2009 London Lite WAKE UP ORLate leveller leaves Clichy anxious as Upton Park looms Alla-Kazan... Rubin enjoy magical night in Barca RUBIN KAZANS goalscoring hero Aleksandr Ryazantsev claimed last nights historic win in the Nou Camp was no fluke and warned Barcelona to expect an equally rough ride in a fortnights time. The Russian champions lowered the colours of the reigning European Champions thanks to goals from Ryazantsev and Gokdan Karadeniz, which were sandwiched in between Zlatan Ibrahimovics 48th minute leveller. Despite the result and despite the fact people will say Bara didnt play at their best weve beaten one of the great teams in the world and I dont see why we cant do the same thing in the next match when they come to Russia, said Ryazantsev. There is only a single point between first and fourth in Group F now with Inter propping up the quartet of teams following two more dropped points at home against Dynamo Kiev last night. Jose Mourinho may have won back-to-back Serie A titles, but his poor record in Europe with Inter has seen the pressure mount. To his credit, his side twice battled back from a goal down against last years UEFA Cup semi-finalists, and the former Chelsea boss admits his troops face the the game of their lives in the return game, and Dynamo striker Andriy Schevchenko, discarded by Mourinho at Chelsea, agreed with his old boss. He said: I think this group will go down to the wire. We are going to have to suffer and fight.Green with envy: Rubin Kazan stunned Barca last night Inbrief Crouch saved by her indoors lHARRY REDKNAPP will issue a stern reminder to his players to stay away from nightclubs after Peter Crouch and Jonathan Woodgate were pictured partying into the early hours of Sunday morning. The players are expected to escape a fine, despite earlier warnings by Redknapp that nightclubs are strictly out of bounds. The manager will take into account the fact that the players were with wives and girlfriends. Edu fumes after racist taunting lMAURICE EDU claimes he was racially abused by Rangers fans after last nights Champions League thrashing by Unirea Urziceni. US midfielder Edu, 23, played no part in the 4-1 defeat but watched the match at Ibrox and says he was targeted by his own supporters. Edu wrote a message on his Twitter feed which read: Not sure what hurt more: result last nite or being racially abused by couple of r own fans. Kaka remains a Real Milan fan lREAL MADRID galactico Kaka admits he is still a Milan fan but insists he will set aside any affections for his former side when the Rossoneri visit the Spanish capital tonight. The Brazilian superstar spent seven years with Milan, winning the Champions League in 2007, before his 60m move to Madrid in the summer. He said: This is a new experience playing against my old team, but I have to be professional about it. Barnes claims tax oversight lJOHN BARNES insists his bankruptcy is due to a tax oversight which he is now dealing with. The former England winger was declared bankrupt by an insolvency court today. But Barnes claimed: The bankruptcy issue is a tax oversight which is being dealt with. It is understood that Barnes has been in touch with the Inland Revenue since the hearing to try to come to an agreement over unpaid taxes. Davids, 36, in Leicester talks lLEICESTER have confirmed they are in talks with former Holland midfielder Edgar Davids. The 36-year-old has played for Ajax, AC Milan, Juventus, Barcelona, Inter Milan and Tottenham and is available on a free transfer after leaving Ajax in the summer of 2008. Leicester boss Nigel Pearson said: There has been interest in both directions, but whether it comes to anything is another story. CHAMPIONS LEAGUE ROUND-UP Point to prove: goalkeeper Vito Mannone and Gael Clichy discuss last nights late equaliser in Holland GAEL CLICHY saw Arsenal con- cedealateequaliserinHollandlast night and warned his fellow Gun- ners: Do that on Sunday and well take a Hammering! Ailing Dutch champions AZ Alk- maargrabbedaChampionsLeague pointtheydidntdeservebutClichy is more worried about Upton Park this weekend, where West Ham are struggling after their worst-ever Premier League start. Arsene Wengers side looked comfortable enough until the 93rd minute at the DSB Stadium after Cesc Fabregass well-constructed first-half goal. But David Mendes da Silva produced a close range volley after slack defending from a free-kick. Clichy groaned: It feels a little bit like a defeat. They didnt create any chances. Its disappoint- ing but we have to move on. We know West Ham away is always difficult. They have good players with a good manager and they like to play football. They are not doing so well and we are -- but we have to be careful because it is one of the London derbies and West Ham are always a big team when they play at home. We have be 100 percent to get the three points. Arsenal remain top of the group and firm favourites to qualify but Clichy believes AZs late leveller underlines the European threat on a night when Liverpool, Barcelona and Inter Milan all suffered. Thiscompetitionishardtowin, he said. We drew last night and maybe with one minute less we would have won the game. I dont think many teams will come here and win the game easily. Barcelona lost, Inter Milan had a hard time. We dont care about the other teams but it shows how, in football, any- thing is possible. Away from home you have to keep focused until the last minute and even with the best players in the world you can lose games sometimes. So, at the end of the day when you look back at this game, 1-1 is not a bad result. Boss Wenger said: We are still in a strong position. We have three games left, two at home, and I believetowinonegamewillqualify us. But it is frustrating. We looked closer to scoring a second than conceding. You know that in the last five minutes of a Champions League match, any- thing can happen. Stan Kroenke is rumoured to be on the verge of buying up more shares in Arsenal to take him ever- closer to the 29.9 percent mark at which he must formally launch a takeover. TheAmericantookhissharehold- ing to 28.86 percent last week after spending 765,000 buying 90 shares and is thought to be close to secur- ing a deal with the estate of the late Sir Earnest Harrison, formerly a chief executive of telecoms com- pany Racal Electronics. 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