Chelsea’s Zhirkov wins bet on Rubin Kazan win

Chelsea signing Yuri Zhirkov revealed how he won a bet with a teammate after Russian club Rubin Kazan defeated Barcelona in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

Chelsea signing Yuri Zhirkov revealed how he won a bet with a teammate after Russian club Rubin Kazan defeated Barcelona in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

The former CSKA Moscow said he had a bet with a Blues teammate (who will remain unnamed) that Barcelona would go down at home to Rubin and ended up winning £1000.

“I told a teammate at Chelsea that Rubin would not lose in the Nou Camp. ‘That’s impossible’, he replied, ‘bet me £500 and I’ll give you £1m’,” said Zhirkov.

In the end the bet went for £1000 and in initially Zhirkov couldn’t believe it when he heard the Russians had saluted against the reigning European champions.

“I won the bet and stunned teammates. And most important, now loads of people in England now and respect Rubin, who managed to beat Barcelona, even at their own home!”

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