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Slutski: CSKA crisis not over with win

Published: Wednesday 2 October 2013, 21.00CET
PFC CSKA Moskva posted a nervy 3-2 defeat of FK Viktoria Plzeň but Leonid Slutski said: "I can't say life is great right now", while Pavel Vrba knows a second loss is costly.
Slutski: CSKA crisis not over with win
Zoran Tošić (left) celebrates the CSKA equaliser with Ahmed Musa ©AFP/Getty Images
 

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CSKA Moskva
Plzeň

3

Goals scored

2

47

Possession (%)

53

14

Total attempts

10

7

on target

7

7

off target

3

1

blocked

3

1

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0

6

Corners

6

2

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3

0

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2

0

Red Cards

0

7

Fouls committed

19

19

Fouls suffered

7

574

Passes

607

451

completed

465

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CSKA Moskva

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Plzeň

35Akinfeev (GK) (C)1Kozáčik (GK)
3Wernbloom4Hubník
4Ignashevich7Hořava
Yellow Card22
Substitution76
6A. Berezutski10Horváth (C)
7Honda
Goal29
11Petržela
8St. Zuber
Substitution64
14Řezník
Goal78
Substitution84
14Nababkin19Kovařík
Substitution70
18Musa
Substitution89
21Procházka
20Elm
Substitution73
23Bakoš
Goal90+1
21Tošić
Goal19
26Kolář
42Schennikov27Rajtoral
Goal4

Substitutes

1Chepchugov (GK)13Bolek (GK)
5Vasin2Hejda
11González
Substitution64
9Tecl
Substitution70
Yellow Card76
23G. Milanov
Substitution73
12Ďuriš
Substitution76
25Rahimić15Wágner
31Vitinho
Substitution89
24Pospíšil
Substitution84
71Bazelyuk25Koukal

Coaches

Leonid Slutski (RUS) Pavel Vrba (CZE)

Referee

Bas Nijhuis (NED)

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Published: Wednesday 2 October 2013, 21.00CET

Slutski: CSKA crisis not over with win

PFC CSKA Moskva posted a nervy 3-2 defeat of FK Viktoria Plzeň but Leonid Slutski said: "I can't say life is great right now", while Pavel Vrba knows a second loss is costly.

Leonid Slutski, CSKA coach
It was a really nervy match. It's obvious we're on a bad run, so we just had to win. The start was very frustrating but the lads deserve credit for managing to turn the game around in this situation, when all nerves and energy are gone. The match scenario was far from ideal for us, but we won and I'm delighted about that.

Today was not about Viktoria, it was all about us. I'm afraid we can't pass through the crisis in two or three days. We decided to put [Rasmus] Elm back in the team, but right now 70 minutes is a heroic stat from him, we were expecting a half. The break in the league comes just in time and we hope our injured players will return to full fitness. We'll fight and try to prove we're Russian champions for a reason.

A coach can probably always affect a game. I was trying, but it's really hard to affect ricochets and things like that. We let in a goal, Viktoria had two more chances, and only after that did we wake up and start to play well. The first goal brought us back to life, and the second did even more than that. But I can't say our life is great right now.

The ever-changing conditions, different pitches and the weather have not helped. Once again I want to say thanks for the excellent Zenit pitch, and this opportunity to play, and thanks to all the fans who came to watch, especially from Moscow on a weekday.

Everything will be clear after the two matches with Manchester City – if we are in top condition, anything is possible. If we are going to be in these conditions which we are experiencing now, the odds are long.

Pavel Vrba, Plzeň coach
We started well and had two or three chances to score, but we failed to take them. Then we conceded goals from situations which we had prepared for, because of mistakes with our passing. I must praise my players' efforts in the second half and for fighting until the end for a point, but we made it hard for ourselves. The situation we are in now is very difficult.

It is a pity we did not take advantage of the first 20 minutes. [Marek] Bakoš had a good opportunity to score a second goal. Then we made serious mistakes and CSKA utilised from their talented attacking players.

We still believed we could equalise, but there was a third CSKA goal in a situation which cannot be predicted. Our second goal came too late. Sadly our own mistakes brought about the result.

Last updated: 04/10/13 0.03CET

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