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CSKA gain away win

Published: Wednesday 30 July 2003, 21.59CET
FC Pyunik 0-2 PFC CSKA Sofia Bulgarian champions score in each half to establish cushion.

Match statistics

PyunikCSKA Sofia

Goals scored0
2
Attempts on target0
2
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red cards0
1

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 30 July 2003, 21.59CET

CSKA gain away win

FC Pyunik 0-2 PFC CSKA Sofia Bulgarian champions score in each half to establish cushion.

PFC CSKA Sofia moved closer to a UEFA Champions League third qualifying round tie against Galatasaray SK after a 2-0 away win at Armenian title-holders FC Pyunik.

Slide-rule pass
The Bulgarian champions took the lead with their first attack in the 17th minute, as MacDonald Mukasi split the Pyunik defence with a fine slide-rule pass which Todor Yanchev gratefully converted.

Shot saved
Pyunik responded well to falling behind, and Levon Pachajyan went close on 33 minutes when he stole the ball from João Carlos and broke, only to see his shot saved by CSKA custodian Stoian Petrov.

Lead doubled
Three minutes after the restart, CSKA doubled their advantage when Emil Gargorov's shot was parried by Pyunik keeper Edel Bete and Mukasi was on hand to score from the rebound.

Late red card
Pachajyan came closest to reducing the deficit on the hour mark with a close-range effort which bounced back off the crossbar, but his team will need to come from two behind in Sofia next Wednesday to progress beyond the second qualifying round. However, CSKA captain Gueorgui Georgiev was sent off in added time and will miss the return.

'Lacked experience'
Home coach Mihai Stoichita said afterwards: "We fought hard enough, but we lacked the experience to match our opponents. Our young players do not have international experience and CSKA are a strong team in Europe. Despite that, we will look for a better result in Bulgaria.
 
'We outplayed them'
CSKA coach Stoytcho Mladenov praised his players, saying: "I think the result was because of our tactics. Pyunik were not bad, but we outplayed them as a team."

Last updated: 30/07/03 22.15CET

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Lineups

pyunik

Pyunik

cska sofia

CSKA Sofia

1
ApoulaÉdel Apoula (GK)
12
KolevStoyan Kolev (GK)
20
Artur MkrtchyanArtur Mkrtchyan
Substitution78
2
AntonovGeorgi Antonov (C)
Red/Yellow Card87
5
ZeciuTudor Marian Zeciu
29
GueyeIbrahima Gueye
6
BilibioKhose Bilibio
25
João CarlosJoão Carlos
24
LombeCarl Lombe
Yellow Card17
6
TomovskiAleksandar Tomovski
22
PartsikianEdouard Partsikian
14
PetrovSvetoslav Petrov
13
CisternaMiguel Cisterna
5
YanchevTodor Yanchev
Goal20
8
MkrtchyanAgvan Mkrtchyan
77
HaxhiAltin Haxhi
7
MinasyanVardan Minasyan (C)
Substitution70
23
GargorovEmil Gargorov
Substitution89
19
PachajyanLevon Pachajyan
20
João Paulo BritoJoão Paulo Brito
Substitution63
9
PeraltaJuan Pablo Peralta
Substitution53
21
MukasiMacDonald Mukasi
Goal48
Substitution71

Substitutes

21
SargsyanNikolai Sargsyan (GK)
1
Ivailo IvanovIvailo Ivanov (GK)
11
ManucharyanEdgar Manucharyan
Substitution70
3
VarbanovYordan Varbanov
16
DiawaraMamadou Diawara
Substitution53
7
YanevHristo Yanev
Substitution89
15
G. PetrosyanGalust Petrosyan
17
KerchevMartin Kerchev
4
NazaryanRafael Nazaryan
18
StanevPetar Stanev
14
NdounbukBalep Ndounbuk
19
YordanovEvgeni Yordanov
Substitution63
10
V. AleksanyanValeri Aleksanyan
30
Y. TodorovYordan Todorov
Substitution71

Coach

Mihai Stoichiță (ROU) Stoitcho Mladenov (BUL)

Referee

Martin Ingvarsson (SWE)

Assistant referees

Peter Ekström (SWE), Erik Bergsten (SWE)

Fourth official

Lars Kratz (SWE)

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