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Neftchi keep out CSKA

Published: Tuesday 27 July 2004, 21.08CET
PFC Neftchi 0-0 PFC CSKA Moskva Azerbaijan's Neftchi pull off an impressive first-leg result.

Match statistics

NeftçiCSKA Moskva

Goals scored0
 
0
Attempts on target0
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Tuesday 27 July 2004, 21.08CET

Neftchi keep out CSKA

PFC Neftchi 0-0 PFC CSKA Moskva Azerbaijan's Neftchi pull off an impressive first-leg result.

By Erkin Ibragimov at the Tofikh Bakhramov stadium

Azerbaijan champions PFC Neftchi pulled off one of the most impressive results in their history by holding Russian title-holders PFC CSKA Moskva to a goalless draw in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League second qualifying round tie.

Sadigov chance
CSKA, who were eliminated at this stage by FK Vardar last year, fielded Czech midfield player Jirí Jarosík and Croatian international striker Ivica Olic for the first time in Europe, but the champions of Azerbaijan more than held their own, and defended stoutly. Sergei Semak and Jarošík both went close in the opening minutes, but Rashad Sadigov also sent a shot just wide.

Laizans introduced
The visitors' goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev saved from Vidadi Rzayev on 26 minutes, and Neftchi again threatened when Mahmud Gurbanov put the ball wide. Recently returned CSKA coach Valeri Gazzaev introduced Latvian midfield player Juris Laizans eleven minutes from the end of the first half to add creativity, and he found Semak who headed just wide.

Moscow return
After the break Olic shot wide and Jarošík found Yuri Zhirkov, whose shot aimed at the top corner was superbly saved. Six minutes before full time Olic played the ball to Dmitri Kiritchenko, but a last-ditch clearance kept Neftchi level and the home team nearly snatched victory when Gurban Gurbanov missed the target from an acute angle. Neftchi will now look to pull off another surprise in Moscow next Wednesday in the return.

Last updated: 28/07/04 12.08CET

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Lineups

neftçi

Neftçi

cska moskva

CSKA Moskva

1
MahammadovHuseyn Mahammadov (GK)
35
AkinfeevIgor Akinfeev (GK)
2
GetmanIgor Getman
2
ŠemberasDeividas Šemberas
14
R. F. SadygovRashad F. Sadygov
Yellow Card46
5
SemakSergei Semak (C)
Substitution46
19
AbbasovRuslan Abbasov
6
A. BerezutskiAleksei Berezutski
4
E. GuliyevEmin Guliyev
8
GusevRolan Gusev
Yellow Card85
3
TebloyevAnatoliy Tebloyev
Yellow Card7
Substitution56
9
OlićIvica Olić
18
RzayevVidadi Rzayev
Substitution81
15
OdiahChidi Odiah
Yellow Card61
7
M.GurbanovMakhmud Gurbanov
17
KrasićMiloš Krasić
Substitution33
6
SadygovRashad A. Sadygov
Substitution84
18
ZhirkovYuri Zhirkov
9
Gurban GurbanovGurban Gurbanov (C)
20
JarošíkJiří Jarošík
22
TagizadeZaur Tagizade
25
RahimićElvir Rahimić

Substitutes

12
HasanzadeJahangir Hasanzade (GK)
1
MandrykinVeniamin Mandrykin (GK)
15
AllahverdiyevElnur Allahverdiyev
10
FerreyraOsmar Ferreyra
11
Elshan GambarovElshan Gambarov
Substitution56
14
KirichenkoDmitri Kirichenko
Substitution46
Substitution89
23
YadullayevIlham Yadullayev
19
LaizānsJuris Laizāns
Substitution33
Yellow Card79
8
RahmanovElchin Rahmanov
Substitution81
21
PopovDenis Popov
5
AslanovEltay Aslanov
Substitution84
24
V. BerezutskiVasili Berezutski
25
SvanidzeDavid Svanidze
28
ShershunBohdan Shershun
Substitution89

Coach

Kazbek Tuaev (AZE) Valeri Gazzaev (RUS)

Referee

Asaf Kenan (ISR)

Assistant referees

Abed Alramili (ISR), Eyal Hatuka (ISR)

Fourth official

Menashe Masiah (ISR)

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