José Salomón Rondón - Club Career - Rubin Kazan

Rubin Kazan

In August 2012 Rondón signed for Russian team FC Rubin Kazan, for a reported fee of €10 million which made him the most expensive Venezuelan player in history. He made his Premier League debut on the 12th in a 2–0 home win over FC Dynamo Moscow, and he scored his first goal against FC Terek Grozny on 1 September, albeit in a 1–2 home defeat.

Rondón made his first appearance in the UEFA Europa League against Inter Milan, and he scored once in a 2–2 group stage away draw, also playing the entire match. In the second game between the two sides he netted a brace in the final three minutes, helping his team to a 3–0 win.

On 10 March 2013, following the winter break in the Russian Premier League, Rondón scored the only goal of the game as Rubin claimed a home victory over reigning champions Zenit St. Petersburg. In continental competition, he opened up the scoring in the 100th minute of the round-of-16 clash against Levante UD, latching on to a cross from Bibras Natkho as the hosts won it 2–0 (also the aggregate score). On 19 April, Rondón opened the scoring for Rubin as the club fell to a 1-1 draw with relegation threatened Amkar Perm. In the club's next league match against CSKA Moscow on 28 April, Rondón netted the opening goal in a 2-0 victory over the league leaders, giving Rubin a vital three points in the race for European football.

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