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Match facts: CSKA v Inter

Published: Saturday 24 September 2011, 19.00CET
Match facts: CSKA v Inter
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Published: Saturday 24 September 2011, 19.00CET

Match facts: CSKA v Inter


UEFA milestones
• Lille's first goal on matchday one was the 50th CSKA have conceded in the UEFA Champions League, group stage to final.

• Seydou Doumbia's second goal in the first game was the Russian club's 150th in UEFA competition.

UEFA Champions League statistics
• Doumbia's two goals on matchday one make him the competition's top scorer so far this season.

• Alan Dzagoev committed seven fouls in the first game, the joint highest total in the competition along with Villarreal CF's Carlos Marchena.

Latest domestic information
Saturday 24 September: PFC CSKA Moskva 3-1 FC Volga Nizhny Novgorod (Doumbia 6, Dzagoev 68,
Ignashevich 84
pen; Bibilov 17)
Gabulov; Nababkin, Ignashevich, A Berezutski, V Berezutski; Dzagoev, Mamaev, Aldonin (Tošić 56) Oliseh (Popov 90); Vágner Love (Šemberas 78), Doumbia

• CSKA ended a run of four games without a win in all competitions against a Volga side reduced to ten men when Inal Getigezhev was dismissed on 49 minutes. Artem Popov's late cameo marked the 19-year-old's league debut.

• Doumbia has scored in each of CSKA's last three games in all competitions, four goals in total, and seven in his last six appearances for the club.

• Seven points clear at the top of the Premier-Liga on 25 July, CSKA are now two adrift of leaders FC Zenit St Petersburg having won just two of their last eight league games.

• Goalkeeper Vladimir Gabulov, who played for CSKA between 2004 and 2006, started on Saturday having made the first league appearance of his second spell in the 1-1 draw at FC Rostov on 18 September. He returned on loan over the summer to provide backup for the injured Igor Akinfeev.

Injury news
• Akinfeev is unlikely to play again this year after damaging cruciate ligaments in his left knee during CSKA's 2-2 draw at FC Spartak Moskva on 28 August.

• Keisuke Honda was ruled out for three months after injuring his right knee in the same game.

• Viktor Vasin is yet to make his competitive debut for CSKA after suffering a cruciate ligament injury shortly following his arrival at the club at the start of 2011.

• Tomáš Necid (knee, out since 10 June), Georgi Schennikov (ankle, 6 June) and Mark González (hip, 30 April) are all long-term absentees.

Summer transfers
Vladimir Gabulov (FC Anzhi Makhachkala, loan)

Evgeni Pomazan (FC Anzhi Makhachkala)
Moussa Maazou (SV Zulte Waregem, loan)
Luboš Kalouda (PFC Oleksandria, loan)
Dawid Janczyk (PFC Oleksandria, loan)

• CSKA celebrated their centenary on 27 August.


UEFA milestones
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UEFA Champions League statistics
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Latest domestic information
Saturday 24 September: Bologna FC 1-3 FC Internazionale Milano (Diamanti 66pen; Pazzini 39, Milito 81pen,
Lúcio 87)

Júlio César; Nagatomo, Lúcio, Samuel, Chivu; Coutinho (Jonathan 56), Zanetti, Cambiasso, Obi (Muntari 65); Pazzini, Forlán (Milito 75)

• Claudio Ranieri, who replaced Gian Piero Gasperini as Inter coach 48 hours earlier, played Lúcio and Walter Samuel at centre-back, abandoning the three-man defence favoured by his predecessor.

• Bologna's Archimede Morleo was sent off with ten minutes left as Lúcio's first goal in 57 games for club and country – since the opener in a 2-1 victory over Udinese Calcio on 11 September 2010 – sealed Inter's first win of the season.

• Gasperini, who took over from Leonardo on 24 June, was dismissed on 21 September following the previous day's 3-1 defeat by Novara Calcio. He oversaw just four competitive fixtures – three losses and a draw. One point from their opening three league games represented the Nerazzurri's worst start to a Serie A campaign in 28 years.

• Andrea Ranocchia was sent off with four minutes of the Novara match left and was subsequently banned for three games. Javier Zanetti made his 757th Inter appearance against the promoted outfit, overtaking previous record holder Giuseppe Bergomi.

• Inter drew 0-0 at home to AS Roma on 17 September – the first time they had failed to win a league game at San Siro in 14 outings. Their last home defeat in Serie A was a 1-0 loss to AC Milan on 14 November 2010.

Injury news
• Wesley Sneijder missed the Bologna win with a left thigh strain picked up in training on Friday and Ranieri says he "will not recover in time to play" against CSKA.

• Thiago Motta has not featured since sustaining a thigh injury in Italy's 1-0 win against Slovenia on 6 September.

• Dejan Stanković has been out since picking up a muscle problem on 13 September.

• Iván Córdoba (left knee, out since April), Emiliano Viviano (knee ligaments, July), Maicon (right knee, mid-August) and Andrea Poli (muscle problem, 14 August) are all sidelined.

Summer transfers
Luc Castaignos (Feyenoord)
Rodrigo Alborno (Club Libertad)
Emiliano Viviano (Bologna FC)
Jonathan (Santos FC)
Yuto Nagatomo (AC Cesena)
Ricardo Álvarez (CA Vélez Sársfield)
Diego Forlán (Club Atlético de Madrid)
Andrea Poli (UC Sampdoria, loan)
Lorenzo Tassi (Brescia Calcio)
Mauro Zárate (S.S. Lazio, loan)

David Suazo (released)
Marco Materazzi (released)
Nelson Rivas (released)
Victor Obinna (FC Lokomotiv Moskva)
Davide Santon (Newcastle United FC)
Samuel Eto'o (FC Anzhi Makhachkala)
Goran Pandev (SSC Napoli, loan)
MacDonald Mariga (Real Sociedad de Fútbol, loan)
Denis Alibec (KV Mechelen, loan)

• On 6 September, Serbia captain Stanković won his 100th cap in a 3-1 UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying win against the Faroe Islands.

Last updated: 25/09/11 18.03CET

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