Russia then … as I don't think Falcao will be leaving in January. Rubin finished 6th in the Russian League, and have decent players like the Venezuelan Rondon (ex-Malaga) (who scored 2 goals vs Inter Milan in the group stages), Cesar Navas (Spanish - ex Racing de Santander and Malaga), and Cristian Ansaldi (Argentinian - ex Newell's Old Boys) Rubin not only beat Inter Milan, but also is the last team to have defeated Barcelona at Camp Nou in a European competition. Bad news for Rubin is that they excited the EL competition last two years in the round of 32, Last year eliminated by Olympiacos; and it looks like the trend will continue as they face stronger opponent Atletico de Madrid. When they play in February, the Russian League will not even have started, so the players might be in pre-season mode as well. The only con for Atletico is the distance they will have to travel, while they concentrate on La Liga as well.