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CSKA shot down by PSV new boys

Published: Thursday 20 September 2007, 0.25CET
PSV Eindhoven 2-1 PFC CSKA Moskva PSV newcomers Danko Lazović and Kenneth Perez scored before Vágner Love set up a nervous finale in the Netherlands.
by Derek Brookman
from PSV Stadium

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Match statistics

PSVCSKA Moskva

Goals scored2
 
1
Attempts on target7
 
2
Attempts off target8
 
11
Corners5
 
5
Offsides2
 
3
Fouls committed18
 
12
Yellow cards0
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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

Legend:

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Published: Thursday 20 September 2007, 0.25CET

CSKA shot down by PSV new boys

PSV Eindhoven 2-1 PFC CSKA Moskva PSV newcomers Danko Lazović and Kenneth Perez scored before Vágner Love set up a nervous finale in the Netherlands.

A last-minute goal from Vágner Love was not enough to earn PFC CSKA Moskva a point in the Netherlands as second-half strikes from summer signings Danko Lazović and Kenneth Perez got PSV Eindhoven off to a winning start in Group G.

Frenzied finale
If chances were at a premium in a cagey first half, there was no shortage of drama after the break as Lazović marked his European debut for PSV with the opening goal on 59 minutes following a Perez pass. Provider turned scorer with ten minutes to go, although any hopes of PSV coasting to victory were dashed by Vágner Love's late intervention. The Brazilian's strike sparked a frenzied finale, with Heurelho Gomes saving well before Jô headed over at full stretch with almost the final touch of the game.

Early pressure
CSKA had enjoyed the better of the early exchanges; the dribbling of Brazilian forward Jô in particular posing problems for the right side of the PSV defence. The back line was put under more pressure on the quarter-hour when Vágner Love was fouled in a dangerous position on edge of the PSV box, but that opportunity and another following a neat Love-Jô one-two both came to nothing.

Afellay setback
PSV, in contrast, struggled to find front men Danny Koevermans and Lazović, and things did not look like improving in the 28th minute when midfield linchpin Ibrahim Afellay limped off after a heavy challenge by Elvir Rahimić; Perez coming on. The 33-year-old's presence lifted the home team, and the Dutch title-holders almost scored when Lazović broke free on the left and forced Veniamin Mandrykin into a close-range save before blasting the loose ball narrowly over.

Serbian connection
As the first half drew to a close, both clubs came close to a breakthrough. First it was the turn of PSV – a right-wing centre from the lively Lazović being glanced centimetres wide by Koevermans. Moments later, Lazović's Serbian international team-mate Miloš Krasić, in the colours of the Russian title-holders, did well to create space though his delivery was nodded past Gomes's right-hand post by Jô.

Cool finish
PSV came out for the second half in determined mood. Perez failed to take advantage of two opportunities just after the restart, but Lazović showed him how to do it on the hour, striding on to a Perez through ball after the Dane had held off Rahimić and biding his time before calmly side-footing in. Suddenly the match was alive. CSKA threatened through Jô's drive before Yuri Zhirkov latched on to a clever reverse pass from Vágner Love and blazed wide when perhaps he should have done better.

Fightback
CSKA's fate appeared sealed when Perez received a pass from fellow substitute Jan Kromkamp and shot through the arms of Mandrykin. However, a neat finish from Vágner Love – rounding Gomes before stroking the ball into the empty net following a super assist from Zhirkov – almost provided the cue for an unlikely draw.

Last updated: 20/09/07 1.15CET

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Lineups

psv

PSV

cska moskva

CSKA Moskva

1
GomesHeurelho Gomes (GK)
1
MandrykinVeniamin Mandrykin (GK)
3
SalcidoCarlos Salcido
2
ŠemberasDeividas Šemberas
4
Manuel da CostaManuel da Costa
4
IgnashevichSergei Ignashevich (C)
6
SimonsTimmy Simons (C)
6
A. BerezutskiAleksei Berezutski
8
MéndezEdison Méndez
Substitution71
9
Vágner LoveVágner Love
Goal89
9
LazovićDanko Lazović
Goal59
10
Jô
10
KoevermansDanny Koevermans
Substitution75
17
KrasićMiloš Krasić
13
AlcidesAlcides
18
ZhirkovYuri Zhirkov
15
CulinaJason Culina
20
DuduDudu
Yellow Card82
18
Eric AddoEric Addo
24
V. BerezutskiVasili Berezutski
20
AfellayIbrahim Afellay
Substitution28
25
RahimićElvir Rahimić
Yellow Card73
Substitution78

Substitutes

21
RoordaBas Roorda (GK)
33
PomazanEvgeni Pomazan (GK)
2
KromkampJan Kromkamp
Substitution71
5
RamónRamón
11
PerezKenneth Perez
Substitution28
Goal80
8
GusevRolan Gusev
16
AissatiIsmaïl Aissati
19
JanczykDawid Janczyk
17
FarfánJefferson Farfán
Substitution75
21
EduardoEduardo
Substitution78
19
ReisJonathan Reis
22
AldoninEvgeni Aldonin
26
Van der LeegteTommie van der Leegte
39
TaranovIvan Taranov

Coach

Ronald Koeman (NED) Valeri Gazzaev (RUS)

Referee

Pedro Proença (POR)

Assistant referees

João Santos (POR), Sergio Manuel Lacroix Pimenta (POR)

Fourth official

Vasco Santos (POR)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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