The official website for European football

Robben strike takes Chelsea through

Published: Wednesday 3 November 2004, 0.06CET
PFC CSKA Moskva 0-1 Chelsea FC Arjen Robben's first goal for Chelsea ensures his side's progression.

Match statistics

CSKA MoskvaChelsea

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target2
 
2
Attempts off target10
 
4
Corners13
 
1
Offsides0
4
Fouls committed22
 
19
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 03/10/2013 16:21 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Wednesday 3 November 2004, 0.06CET

Robben strike takes Chelsea through

PFC CSKA Moskva 0-1 Chelsea FC Arjen Robben's first goal for Chelsea ensures his side's progression.

Chelsea FC became the first side this season to claim a place in the UEFA Champions League first knockout round as Arjen Robben's goal proved enough for victory away against PFC CSKA Moskva.

Cool-headed Chelsea
José Mourinho's bid to lift the trophy in consecutive seasons with different clubs had got off to a perfect start with Chelsea having won their first three Group H games, and they took that tally to four - enough to clinch first place - with a cool-headed performance more than a little reminiscent of FC Porto at their best last term.

Krasic starts
Having lost at Stamford Bridge 2-0 on Matchday 3, CSKA have since closed in on the Russian title, but on Saturday were held 1-1 by FC Krylya Sovetov Samara and lost midfield player Evgeny Aldonin to injury. He was on the bench today, with Miloš Krasic, the man that replaced him at the weekend, starting.

Three-man attack
With Didier Drogba sidelined through injury, Mourinho fielded a three-man attack with Eidur Gudjohnsen flanked by Arjen Robben and Damien Duff. William Gallas replaced Wayne Bridge at left-back and Claude Makelele came into midfield to deny Aleksei Smertin a place on his return to Moscow.

Early pressure
It was Chelsea's first competitive match in Russia and they found themselves under pressure early on, conceding a succession of corners. But Petr Cech in goal and defensive partners John Terry and Ricardo Carvalho were in no mood to allow CSKA any real chances. As Jirí Jarošik and Vágner Love found themselves frustrated, Robben started to show his intent, and on 24 minutes he put Chelsea in front.

Robben strikes
Duff was the creator as he picked up the ball in the CSKA box and sent a clever back-heel to Robben in the centre. The Dutch winger, only recently back from injury, jinked past his marker before calmly striking his first goal for Chelsea.

Semak clears
Suddenly CSKA found themselves on the defensive, with Robben especially full of energy. Gallas did have to block a Sergei Semak shot, but the CSKA player was forced to clear a Gudjohnsen effort off the line not long afterwards. Cech then saved from Vágner Love, but Chelsea ended the half dominating possession.

Penalty miss
Within 90 seconds of the restart, though, CSKA - who had brought on Aldonin - had a golden chance to equalise. Glen Johnson tripped Yuri Zhirkov in the box, but Vágner Love scooped his penalty over the bar.

Jarošik goes close
Mourinho was forced to deploy Paulo Ferreira at left-back when Gallas limped off in the 54th minute and CSKA began to stretch the Chelsea defence. Jarošik headed wide from a corner, and the Czech playmaker then had a strong shot from outside the box saved by Cech.

Olic arrives
Croatian striker Ivica Olic was pressed into action 20 minutes from time as CSKA continued to find themselves frustrated. But it was Chelsea who began to move forward, sparked by the arrival of Mateja Kezman in attack.

Lampard denied
Jarošik went close in the dying minutes with a bicycle kick, while Frank Lampard had a low drive well saved by Igor Akinfeev but despite coach Valeri Gazzaev and former president Boris Yeltsin's urgings, CSKA could not force another clear-cut chance.

Porto visit
The Russian side remained second on head-to-head record after PSG's draw with FC Porto tonight  - which decided the group in Chelsea's favour. CSKA welcome Porto on 24 November and Chelsea meet PSG on the same day, but the 2003/04 semi-finalists can already turn their minds to late February, when they begin their knockout bid.

Last updated: 03/11/04 11.12CET

http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/season=2004/matches/round=1968/match=1077207/postmatch/report/index.html#robben+strike+takes+chelsea+through

Lineups

cska moskva

CSKA Moskva

chelsea

Chelsea

35
AkinfeevIgor Akinfeev (GK)
1
ČechPetr Čech (GK)
2
ŠemberasDeividas Šemberas
Yellow Card90+3
2
G. JohnsonGlen Johnson
Yellow Card61
4
IgnashevichSergei Ignashevich
4
MakeleleClaude Makelele
5
SemakSergei Semak (C)
Substitution70
6
CarvalhoRicardo Carvalho
6
A. BerezutskiAleksei Berezutski
8
LampardFrank Lampard
8
GusevRolan Gusev
11
DuffDamien Duff
11
Vágner LoveVágner Love
Penalty47
Substitution82
13
GallasWilliam Gallas
Substitution54
17
KrasićMiloš Krasić
Substitution46
16
RobbenArjen Robben
Goal24
18
ZhirkovYuri Zhirkov
19
ParkerScott Parker
Substitution65
20
JarošíkJiří Jarošík
22
GudjohnsenEidur Gudjohnsen
Substitution69
25
RahimićElvir Rahimić
26
TerryJohn Terry (C)

Substitutes

1
MandrykinVeniamin Mandrykin (GK)
23
CudiciniCarlo Cudicini (GK)
9
OlićIvica Olić
Substitution70
Yellow Card79
3
BabayaroCéléstine Babayaro
10
FerreyraOsmar Ferreyra
9
KežmanMateja Kežman
Substitution69
Yellow Card75
14
KirichenkoDmitri Kirichenko
Substitution82
10
J. ColeJoe Cole
19
LaizānsJuris Laizāns
20
FerreiraPaulo Ferreira
Substitution54
22
AldoninEvgeni Aldonin
Substitution46
29
HuthRobert Huth
28
ShershunBohdan Shershun
30
TiagoTiago
Substitution65

Coach

Valeri Gazzaev (RUS) José Mourinho (POR)

Referee

Massimo De Santis (ITA)

Assistant referees

Andrea Consolo (ITA), Luca Maggiani (ITA)

Fourth official

Paolo Tagliavento (ITA)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The CHAMPIONS LEAGUE and UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE words, the UEFA Champions League logo and trophy and the UEFA Champions League Final logos are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.