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CSKA seize the advantage

Published: Tuesday 10 August 2004, 23.03CET
PFC CSKA Moskva 2-1 Rangers FC Goals from Vágner Love and Jirí Jarošík give CSKA a narrow lead.

Match statistics

CSKA MoskvaRangers

Goals scored2
 
1
Attempts on target2
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
5
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Tuesday 10 August 2004, 23.03CET

CSKA seize the advantage

PFC CSKA Moskva 2-1 Rangers FC Goals from Vágner Love and Jirí Jarošík give CSKA a narrow lead.

By Pavle Gognidze

Jirí Jarošík scored the winning goal as PFC CSKA Moskva claimed a narrow lead in the first leg of this UEFA Champions League third qualifying round tie. Jarošík struck shortly after half-time to secure a 2-1 victory for the Russian side, who had seen Vágner Love's earlier opener cancelled out by Nacho Novo.

Perfect start
Playing at the Lokomotiv stadium in Moscow, CSKA made the perfect start when Brazilian striker Love struck his second goal in as many games for his new club. After just four minutes, Ivica Olic carried the ball down the left and crossed perfectly for Love to head in.

Pršo threat
Rangers looked shocked and soon afterwards Czech midfield player Jarošík forced a good save from Stefan Klos with a long-range effort, which took a deflection on its way to goal. Croatia striker Dado Pršo engineered the Scottish side's first attack of note on 15 minutes but could not connect with the final pass.

Defence looking confident
A minute later, meanwhile, Love threatened another goal when he outpaced Jean-Alain Boumsong and went one-on-one with Klos, but only won a corner for his efforts. At the other end, Rangers went looking for an equaliser but found a confident CSKA defence in front of them, Deividas Šemberas working tirelessly at the heart of it.

Novo scores
Nevertheless, on 37 minutes, Rangers did find a way through as Pršo robbed defender Vasili Berezutskiy and fed Novo. Although the former Dundee FC striker could not finish the move, Semberas's attempted clearance went only as far as Pršo, who set up Novo again and this time the Spaniard shot past Igor Akinfeev.

CSKA reply
CSKA came out for the second half with captain Sergei Semak brought on in a forward role in place of defender Vasili Berezutski. And within a minute they were back in front thanks to a moment's brilliance from Jarošík. The Czech international collected the ball from a throw-in, beat two defenders and bent a shot into the top corner.

Gusev denied
Valeriy Gazzaev's men looked for further goals but got no closer than Rolan Gusev's free-kick which brought a good save from Klos after 68 minutes, and had to settle for the 2-1 lead they will take to Glasgow for the return leg on 25 August.

Last updated: 11/08/04 10.40CET

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Lineups

cska moskva

CSKA Moskva

rangers

Rangers

35
AkinfeevIgor Akinfeev (GK)
1
KlosStefan Klos (GK) (C)
2
ŠemberasDeividas Šemberas
Yellow Card53
2
RicksenFernando Ricksen
Yellow Card73
6
A. BerezutskiAleksei Berezutski
15
KhizanishviliZurab Khizanishvili
Yellow Card68
8
GusevRolan Gusev (C)
Substitution77
4
BoumsongJean-Alain Boumsong
9
OlićIvica Olić
24
VignalGrégory Vignal
11
Vágner LoveVágner Love
Goal4
Substitution71
8
Alex RaeAlex Rae
Yellow Card90+2
15
OdiahChidi Odiah
9
PršoDado Pršo
Yellow Card53
18
ZhirkovYuri Zhirkov
Yellow Card75
10
NovoNacho Novo
Goal37
Yellow Card77
20
JarošíkJiří Jarošík
Goal46
7
ArveladzeShota Arveladze
24
V. BerezutskiVasili Berezutski
Substitution46
26
LøvenkrandsPeter Løvenkrands
Substitution83
25
RahimićElvir Rahimić
21
RossMaurice Ross

Substitutes

1
MandrykinVeniamin Mandrykin (GK)
30
G. SmithGraeme Smith (GK)
5
SemakSergei Semak
Substitution46
19
ThompsonSteven Thompson
Substitution83
14
KirichenkoDmitri Kirichenko
16
VanoliPaolo Vanoli
19
LaizānsJuris Laizāns
12
MalcolmRobert Malcolm
22
AldoninEvgeni Aldonin
Substitution77
27
HughesStephen Hughes
23
DaduSerghei Dadu
Substitution71
20
HuttonAlan Hutton
28
ShershunBohdan Shershun
5
AndrewsMarvin Andrews

Coach

Valeri Gazzaev (RUS) Alexander Mcleish (SCO)

Referee

Jan W. Wegereef (NED)

Assistant referees

Jaap J.N. Pool (NED), Hans Ten Hoove (NED)

Fourth official

Kevin Blom (NED)

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