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Farfán pounces to maintain PSV push

Published: Wednesday 28 November 2007, 0.19CET
PFC CSKA Moskva 0-1 PSV Eindhoven Jefferson Farfán's bundled header gave PSV a hard-earned win in Moscow that keeps their hopes alive.
Farfán pounces to maintain PSV push
Jefferson Farfán heads PSV's goal ©Getty Images

Match statistics

CSKA MoskvaPSV

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target5
 
3
Attempts off target9
 
2
Corners3
 
1
Offsides4
 
7
Fouls committed22
 
22
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 03/10/2013 16:22 CET

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Published: Wednesday 28 November 2007, 0.19CET

Farfán pounces to maintain PSV push

PFC CSKA Moskva 0-1 PSV Eindhoven Jefferson Farfán's bundled header gave PSV a hard-earned win in Moscow that keeps their hopes alive.

PSV Eindhoven kept their hopes of progress in the UEFA Champions League alive as Jefferson Farfán's goal late in the first half gave them a hard-earned victory at PFC CSKA Moskva.

CSKA denied
Nothing less than a victory was needed for PSV to remain in touch in Group G and although CSKA had the better of the game, they were unable to cancel out Farfan's 39th-minute header. The result ended the Russian side's hopes of clinching a UEFA Cup place and means they will finish bottom of the section. PSV could qualify for the knockout stage should they defeat FC Internazionale Milano on 12 December, and will at least play some European football in the new year.

Home pressure
Considering the sleety conditions it was unsurprising that both teams took their time to settle. PSV, without injured captain Timmy Simons, his midfield deputy Tommie van der Leegte and the suspended Eric Addo, nearly fell behind early when Deividas Šemberas put in a low cross and Ramón turned it just wide. Dawid Janczyk, leading the CSKA line in the absence of Vágner Love and Jô, also went close. PSV had another scare when Farfán had to receive lengthy treatment.

Bundled goal
He was free to continue, however, but CSKA still threatened and Sergei Ignashevich shot over from distance. However, with six minutes left in the first half PSV revived their hopes in the group. Teenage defender Dirk Marcellis, whose own goal on Matchday 4 at Fenerbahçe SK had set PSV on the way to defeat, advanced up the right wing and crossed into the centre. CSKA captain Ignashevich tried to cut it out, but the ball looped off his foot into the goalmouth and Farfán bundled it in.

Attempted comeback
CSKA's campaign has been marked by unfortunate home results against Fenerbahçe and Inter and they emerged for the second half determined to avoid another one. Yuri Zhirkov's crossed free-kick was headed only just over by Dudu and Jancyzk forced Heurelho Gomes into a save. Fine work from Elvir Rahimić and Zhirkov seemed to have set up Dudu, but Slobodan Rajković did excellently to block the shot at source.

Rahimić miss
Danko Lazović broke forward for PSV, but he stepped on the ball as he approached Igor Akinfeev in the CSKA goal. At the other end, Gomes denied Evgeni Aldonin as he tried his luck with an angled effort. Šemberas found Jancyzk, but his strike was deflected away, and although a corner from substitute Caner Erkin was misjudged by Gomes, Rahimić headed over with the goal gaping. Still CSKA kept pushing, but PSV held firm with a last-gasp Gomes save from Vasili Berezutski ensuring the next European games for the deposed Russian champions will be in the 2008/09 UEFA Cup.

Last updated: 28/11/07 0.53CET

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Lineups

cska moskva

CSKA Moskva

psv

PSV

35
AkinfeevIgor Akinfeev (GK)
1
GomesHeurelho Gomes (GK)
2
ŠemberasDeividas Šemberas
3
SalcidoCarlos Salcido (C)
4
IgnashevichSergei Ignashevich (C)
5
ZonneveldMike Zonneveld
5
RamónRamón
Substitution61
8
MéndezEdison Méndez
Yellow Card30
6
A. BerezutskiAleksei Berezutski
Yellow Card13
9
LazovićDanko Lazović
Substitution84
18
ZhirkovYuri Zhirkov
13
AlcidesAlcides
19
JanczykDawid Janczyk
14
RajkovićSlobodan Rajković
20
DuduDudu
Yellow Card57
Substitution73
17
FarfánJefferson Farfán
Goal39
Substitution81
22
AldoninEvgeni Aldonin
20
AfellayIbrahim Afellay
24
V. BerezutskiVasili Berezutski
24
MarcellisDirk Marcellis
Yellow Card57
25
RahimićElvir Rahimić
Yellow Card64
Substitution86
28
BakkalOtman Bakkal
Substitution77

Substitutes

1
MandrykinVeniamin Mandrykin (GK)
21
RoordaBas Roorda (GK)
11
MamaevPavel Mamaev
2
KromkampJan Kromkamp
15
OdiahChidi Odiah
Substitution73
10
KoevermansDanny Koevermans
Substitution81
21
EduardoEduardo
11
PerezKenneth Perez
Substitution84
39
TaranovIvan Taranov
15
CulinaJason Culina
Substitution77
50
GrigorievAnton Grigoriev
Substitution86
16
AissatiIsmaïl Aissati
88
Caner ErkinCaner Erkin
Substitution61
29
ZeefuikGenero Zeefuik

Coach

Valeri Gazzaev (RUS) Jan Wouters (NED)

Referee

Manuel Mejuto González (ESP)

Assistant referees

Juan Yuste (ESP), Antonio Artero Gallardo (ESP)

Fourth official

Carlos Megia Davila (ESP)

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