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Clinical Porto catch CSKA cold

Published: Wednesday 22 November 2006, 0.30CET
PFC CSKA Moskva 0-2 FC Porto A goal in each half from Ricardo Quaresma and Lucho González gave the 2004 winners a significant Group G success.
by Michael Harrold
from Lokomotiv Stadium

Match statistics

CSKA MoskvaPorto

Goals scored0
2
Attempts on target3
 
7
Attempts off target6
 
3
Corners10
 
10
Offsides2
 
5
Fouls committed11
 
25
Yellow cards4
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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

Legend:

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Published: Wednesday 22 November 2006, 0.30CET

Clinical Porto catch CSKA cold

PFC CSKA Moskva 0-2 FC Porto A goal in each half from Ricardo Quaresma and Lucho González gave the 2004 winners a significant Group G success.

Just as they did two years ago, FC Porto defeated PFC CSKA Mosvka on Matchday 5 of the UEFA Champions League to give themselves an excellent chance of reaching the knockout stages while dealing a serious blow to their Russian rivals.

Pole position
Porto went through at CSKA's expense in 2004 and with one game to play, they are on course to repeat the feat after goals in each half from Ricardo Quaresma and captain Lucho González ensured a Group G victory in Moscow. It was CSKA's first loss of the campaign and though they could still qualify by beating Hamburger SV next month, they will have to do so without Elvir Rahimić and Vágner Love who are both suspended after being booked here. Porto know their destiny is in their own hands when Arsenal FC visit on 6 December.

Quaresma shock
CSKA's success this season has been built upon the defensive might of Sergei Ignashevich, but a knee injury confined the captain to the substitutes' bench here and the Russian side felt his absence dearly. Just two minutes in Porto's front three combined to brilliant effect. Hélder Postiga sent Lisandro López racing into space down the right and his low cross was rifled in at the far post by Quaresma.

Porto pressure
It was the first goal CSKA had conceded in the competition, although a sluggish start was perhaps predictable from the home team who had travelled back from Russia's east coast after reclaiming their domestic title in Vladivostok on Saturday. CSKA nearly gave Porto a second when Deividas Šemberas missed a header and the ball fell kindly for Hélder Postiga. Taken by surprise he fluffed the opportunity, but almost took another moments later, Igor Akinfeev turning his shot away. CSKA's defence was in disarray and from the subsequent corner, Pepe contrived to fire over with the goal at his mercy.

Akinfeev in action
CSKA were riding their luck, much as they had done in their goalless draw at Arsenal FC three weeks ago, although when the influential Dudu hobbled off midway through the opening half it was perhaps a sign that fortune was turning against them. Porto maintained the upper hand and Akinfeev remained the busier goalkeeper, saving first from Lisandro López then keeping out a swerving drive from Hélder Postiga. Far from being frozen out in Moscow, Porto were turning up the heat as fine drizzle threatened to extinguish the hosts' fire.

Advantage doubled
CSKA had scored just twice in four Matchdays and were struggling to make chances again here, coming closest though Daniel Carvalho's long-range free-kick ten minutes into the second period. Porto, though, were still the more dangerous and doubled their lead six minutes later, with Quaresma again heavily involved; his cross gave Lisandro López the opportunity to head the ball back into the path of Lucho González, who drove low beyond Akinfeev from the edge of the area.

Crowd silenced
Valeri Gazzaev responded by bringing on striker Ivica Olić but he could not change the course of the match. Instead CSKA had Akinfeev to thank for a block on Fucile as the Uruguayan bore down on goal. CSKA fans had come out in numbers hoping to see their side collect the win that would have taken them into the last 16 for the first time. As the final whistle blew, however, it was Porto celebrating.

Last updated: 24/11/06 15.33CET

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Lineups

cska moskva

CSKA Moskva

porto

Porto

35
AkinfeevIgor Akinfeev (GK) (C)
1
HeltonHelton (GK)
2
ŠemberasDeividas Šemberas
3
PepePepe
Yellow Card19
6
A. BerezutskiAleksei Berezutski
7
QuaresmaRicardo Quaresma
Goal2
Substitution88
7
CarvalhoDaniel Carvalho
8
Lucho GonzálezLucho González (C)
Goal61
11
Vágner LoveVágner Love
Yellow Card46
9
LisandroLisandro
17
KrasićMiloš Krasić
Substitution66
12
BosingwaJosé Bosingwa
18
ZhirkovYuri Zhirkov
Yellow Card90
13
FucileJorge Fucile
20
DuduDudu
Substitution27
14
Bruno AlvesBruno Alves
Yellow Card38
22
AldoninEvgeni Aldonin
16
Raul MeirelesRaul Meireles
Substitution70
24
V. BerezutskiVasili Berezutski
18
Paulo AssunçãoPaulo Assunção
Yellow Card7
25
RahimićElvir Rahimić
Yellow Card73
23
Hélder PostigaHélder Postiga
Substitution77

Substitutes

1
MandrykinVeniamin Mandrykin (GK)
99
Vítor BaíaVítor Baía (GK)
4
IgnashevichSergei Ignashevich
2
Ricardo CostaRicardo Costa
9
OlićIvica Olić
Substitution66
5
ČechMarek Čech
15
OdiahChidi Odiah
6
IbsonIbson
37
KochubeiKirill Kochubei
Substitution27
Yellow Card66
20
JorginhoJorginho
Substitution70
39
TaranovIvan Taranov
21
AlanAlan
Substitution88
50
GrigorievAnton Grigoriev
29
Bruno MoraesBruno Moraes
Substitution77

Coach

Valeri Gazzaev (RUS) Jesualdo Ferreira (POR)

Referee

Kyros Vassaras (GRE)

Assistant referees

Dimitrios Bozatzidis (GRE), Konstantinos Dalas (GRE)

Fourth official

Ioannis Tsachilidis (GRE)

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