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Trabzonspor's Güneş set sights on CSKA

Published: Tuesday 1 November 2011, 20.59CET
After defeat at PFC CSKA Moskva on matchday three, Şenol Güneş believes his Trabzonspor AŞ team have the "enthusiasm, talent and courage" to turn the tables in Turkey.
by Emir Tonguç
from Hüseyin Avni Aker Stadium
Trabzonspor's Güneş set sights on CSKA
Trabzonspor coach Şenol Güneş ©Getty Images

Tournament statistics

TrabzonsporCSKA Moskva

Goals scored3
 
11
Attempts on target15
 
32
Attempts off target37
 
38
Corners26
 
31
Offsides31
 
14
Fouls committed94
 
114
Yellow cards15
 
16
Red cards0
1
 
Published: Tuesday 1 November 2011, 20.59CET

Trabzonspor's Güneş set sights on CSKA

After defeat at PFC CSKA Moskva on matchday three, Şenol Güneş believes his Trabzonspor AŞ team have the "enthusiasm, talent and courage" to turn the tables in Turkey.

Trabzonspor AŞ slipped to third place in Group B with defeat at PFC CSKA Moskva last time out although coach Şenol Güneş remains confident of a restorative result when the Russian side visit Turkey, with visiting coach Leonid Slutski wary of the home side's attacking prowess.

We want to play well and we have the enthusiasm, talent and courage to do that, as well as good home fans
Şenol Güneş
The winners will have seven points; that wouldn't finish anything but with that you can see yourself in the next round or in the Europa League
Leonid Slutski

Trabzonspor
Coach Şenol Güneş

We expected a better result in Moscow than a 3-0 defeat; we started well but the first goal had a negative effect on us. Now they have the advantage so this match is very important for both teams. If we win it'll put us in a very good position, we know that. We want to play well and we have the enthusiasm, talent and courage to do that, as well as good home fans.

We have to be patient. CSKA have effective players in attack but so do we. We want our fans to support us from beginning to end. If we get a good result, we'd have a 60% chance of getting into the next round. Tomorrow will be a historic night for Trabzonspor and we want to send CSKA home with no points. Having everyone available is a definite advantage; it gives us a good chance to make tactical changes during the match. In the last match we had difficulties in attack because we were missing some players.

Weekend result
Saturday:
Gaziantepspor 0–1 Trabzonspor (Halil Altıntop 90)
Tolga; Čelůstka, Głowacki, Kaçar, Čech; Serkan, Colman, Aykut Akgün; Mierzejewski (Paulo Henrique 78); Halil Altıntop, Brożek (Alanzinho 64)

• Without the unwell Burak Yılmaz, who has contributed 11 of their 14 league goals this term, Trabzonspor ended a run of three games without a win thanks to Halil Altıntop's first goal for the club.

Team news
Burak did not feature against Gaziantepspor because of a cold, though Paulo Henrique was a substitute following knee surgery. Ondřej Čelůstka started on his return from a minor knock, while Tayfun Cora and Onur Kıvrak, yet to feature this season because of cruciate ligament problems, were both on the bench. Róbert Vittek (torn knee ligaments, sidelined since 17 September) and Barış Ataş (torn hamstring, 2 September) are out of action, although the latter has resumed training.

CSKA
Coach Leonid Slutski

In the first match against Trabzonspor we faced some problems as they were dangerous on the attack but we'll watch out for that. We have more players missing than Trabzonspor so they'll push us hard but we have to solve this with teamwork. It's always an advantage to play at home with the crowd on your side; we had that in Moscow and now it's Trabzonspor's turn. Remember, though, that we played an exciting match against Beşiktaş in Istanbul; the spectators were amazing and I'm sure Trabzonspor fans will be the same tomorrow night. It's important to enjoy the match.

We won't pay special attention to any Trabzonspor players; instead we have to work as a team. This is a very important match and we'll have to do our best. The winners will have seven points; that wouldn't finish anything but with that you can see yourself in the next round or in the Europa League. We must make sure we make fewer mistakes; if we can do that, we believe we can win here.

Weekend result
Friday:
CSKA 4-0 PFC Spartak Nalchik (Love 34, Doumbia 83 90+1 90+3)
Gabulov; Schennikov (Nababkin 87), Ignashevich, A Berezutski, V Berezutski; Aldonin, Mamaev (Šemberas 70), Dzagoev, Tošić (Cauņa 68); Doumbia, Love

• Seydou Doumbia struck an 11-minute hat-trick – his second successive three-goal haul – as CSKA remained two points behind Premier-Liga leaders FC Zenit St Petersburg despite Sergei Ignashevich missing a penalty on ten minutes and Vágner Love being sent off (74).

Team news
Igor Akinfeev (cruciate ligaments) and Keisuke Honda (knee) are long-term absentees. Georgi Schennikov (ankle) is back, while Viktor Vasin is also available again following a cruciate ligament injury but is yet to make his competitive debut for CSKA. Kirill Nababkin is fit following a shoulder injury, though Sekou Oliseh has been absent with a hamstring problem. Mark González (hip, out since April) and Tomáš Necid (knee, out since June) will miss the rest of the group stage.

Match fact
While Trabzonspor had not faced a Russian team before matchday three, CSKA only have to go back two seasons for their last fixture against Turkish opponents, beating Beşiktaş 2-1 home and away in the 2009/10 UEFA Champions League group stage.

Last updated: 01/11/11 21.37CET

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