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Doumbia at the double as CSKA deny Lille

Published: Wednesday 14 September 2011, 23.30CET
LOSC Lille Métropole 2-2 PFC CSKA Moskva
Seydou Doumbia scored twice as CSKA came from behind to earn a share of the spoils against Lille in their Group B opener.
by Chris Burke
from Stadium Lille Métropole

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Match statistics

LilleCSKA Moskva

Goals scored2
 
2
Attempts on target11
 
2
Attempts off target10
 
6
Corners8
 
5
Offsides6
 
2
Fouls committed11
 
19
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red cards0
 
0
Possession (%)60
 
40

Standings

Last updated: 21/05/2012 17:30 CET

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Published: Wednesday 14 September 2011, 23.30CET

Doumbia at the double as CSKA deny Lille

LOSC Lille Métropole 2-2 PFC CSKA Moskva
Seydou Doumbia scored twice as CSKA came from behind to earn a share of the spoils against Lille in their Group B opener.

Seydou Doumbia spared PFC CSKA Moskva a losing start to life in Group B as the Russian league leaders fought back from two goals down to secure a draw away against LOSC Lille Métropole.

The home side's return to Europe's top table took the form of a rising crescendo of first-half pressure capped by Moussa Sow's back-heeled finish and a second for Benoît Pedretti close to the hour. Lille looked to be cruising at that point, but Doumbia sparked CSKA's comeback with 18 minutes remaining before leaving the hosts stunned with a fine last-minute leveller.

After a nervy, scrappy start, it was the French champions who gradually began winning the territorial battle, keeping it tight at the back while pushing ever further forward. Gracing this level for the first time in five years, they finally carved out the chance their increasing domination merited when Sow scooped over with an acrobatic flick from Marko Baša's headed pass.

Moments later, Sow found himself with an even better opportunity to score, collecting Pedretti's chip over the top only to screw his effort wide with just Vladimir Gabulov to beat. It was a miss the striker was nearly left ruing when Doumbia danced through the Lille defence until Baša intervened. The Dogues were quickly back on the front foot, though, as Florent Balmont, the lively Eden Hazard, Franck Beria and Pedretti all attempted shots.

Lille's pressure was building and CSKA's resistance eventually snapped as the interval beckoned. Sow looked to have missed out when he nudged Pedretti's fizzing low cross against the post from close range, but the Senegalese international buried a noticeably tougher chance with a back-heel when David Rozehnal immediately played the ball back in.

If there were any danger of complacency setting in, the visitors dispelled it with a sweeping counterattack shortly after the restart, Vágner Love marauding through the middle and feeding Zoran Tošić, whose curling effort struck the woodwork. Leonid Slutski's charges hardly had time to be encouraged before they conceded again, however, Pedretti aiming high into the net from Balmont's cutback.

Lille then threatened a third when Gabulov denied Baša, yet it was the increasingly urgent Army Men who registered next, Doumbia wriggling past Rozehnal and slotting low into the far corner. The hosts began wobbling as time ticked away and Doumbia's finishing acumen denied them a valuable win as he combined with Alan Dzagoev and served up another excellent finish.

Last updated: 27/11/12 4.24CET

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Lineups

losc

LOSC

cska moskva

CSKA Moskva

1
LandreauMickaël Landreau (GK)
30
GabulovVladimir Gabulov (GK)
2
DebuchyMathieu Debuchy
4
IgnashevichSergei Ignashevich (C)
4
BalmontFlorent Balmont
6
A. BerezutskiAleksei Berezutski
8
SowMoussa Sow
Goal44
Substitution86
8
DoumbiaSeydou Doumbia
Goal72
Goal90
Substitution90+3
10
E. HazardEden Hazard
Yellow Card65
9
Vágner LoveVágner Love
11
ObraniakLudovic Obraniak
Substitution77
10
DzagoevAlan Dzagoev
Yellow Card78
14
RozehnalDavid Rozehnal
14
NababkinKirill Nababkin
Yellow Card54
17
PedrettiBenoît Pedretti
Goal57
Yellow Card70
Substitution77
19
CauņaAleksandrs Cauņa
Substitution67
18
BériaFranck Béria
21
Z. TošićZoran Tošić
24
MavubaRio Mavuba (C)
22
AldoninEvgeni Aldonin
Substitution80
25
BašaMarko Baša
Yellow Card45+1
24
V. BerezutskiVasili Berezutski

Substitutes

16
EnyeamaVincent Enyeama (GK)
1
ChepchugovSergei Chepchugov (GK)
5
GueyeIdrissa Gueye
Substitution77
2
ŠemberasDeividas Šemberas
Substitution90+3
6
SouaréPape Souaré
17
MamaevPavel Mamaev
Substitution80
20
RodelinRonny Rodelin
Substitution86
25
RahimićElvir Rahimić
21
BonnartLaurent Bonnart
26
OlisehSekou Oliseh
Substitution67
26
J. ColeJoe Cole
Substitution77
59
FedotovSemen Fedotov
27
JeleńIreneusz Jeleń
61
SerderovSerder Serderov

Coach

Frédéric Bompard (FRA) Leonid Slutski (RUS)

Referee

Olegário Benquerença (POR)

Assistant referees

Bertino Miranda (POR), João Santos (POR)

Fourth official

Rui Manuel Gomes Costa (POR)

Additional assistant referees

Artur Dias (POR), Carlos Xistra (POR)

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