Not having an easy ride on their English Championship campaign, things are looking the opposite for Wigan Athletic in Europa as so far they're sitting second on their group, having a wide open shot to qualify into the knock out stage. However, they will be facing a difficult test this Thursday, November 7 as Russian outfit, Rubin Kazan awaits the Lattics Tsentralnyi Stadium.
Both teams were drawing 1-1 in their previous match up at the DW Stadium, so they will surely push for three points this midweek to keep their qualification chance wide open. Wigan might also settle for another point though as playing away from home against an experience team such as Rubin can already be considered positive result for the Championship outfit.
It was a rather disappointing outcome though for Wigan as they suffered their first defeat in the competition with Rubin Kazan grabbing a 1-0 victory, thanks to an effort from Oleg Kuzmin on 22 minutes. No more goals were scored in the second period, ensuring that slender victory for the home side.