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CSKA serve up a stunner in Minsk

Published: Thursday 15 August 2002, 22.48CET
FC Dinamo Minsk 1-4 PFC CSKA Sofia Three first-half strikes leave the Bulgarians smiling.

Match statistics

Dinamo MinskCSKA Sofia

Goals scored1
 
4
Attempts on target1
 
4
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 15 August 2002, 22.48CET

CSKA serve up a stunner in Minsk

FC Dinamo Minsk 1-4 PFC CSKA Sofia Three first-half strikes leave the Bulgarians smiling.

FC Dinamo Minsk 1-4 FC CSKA Sofia
CSKA Sofia all but sealed their passage into the first round of the UEFA Cup as they stunned their hosts FC Dinamo Minsk with a stirring four-goal romp in their qualifying round first-leg tie in Belarus.

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Dominated proceedings
Three goals before the interval dampened the home team’s enthusiasm as the Bulgarians totally dominated proceedings to record a well-deserved win.

Wide open
The game was wide open from the start. Svetoslav Stefanov and Velizar Dimitrov could have given CSKA the lead in the opening ten minutes, while Siarhei Karnilenka and Andrei Razin wasted chances at the other end.

Magnificent finish
CSKA finally settled down to take command of the match after 18 minutes, when Todor Yanchev found João Paolo Brito with a long ball and the Portuguese player immediately pushed the ball on to Macdonald Mukansi, the South African finding the net with a magnificent finish.

Two in three minutes
Brilliant combination play between Brito, Mukansi and Dimitrov resulted in CSKA doubling their lead after 28 minutes through Dimitrov. Three minutes later, Brito was rewarded with the third, when he took control of a ball from Yanchev to beat Yury Tsyhalka in the Dinamo goal.

More freedom
After the interval, the Bulgarians enjoyed even more freedom in front of goal as Stefanov found Dimitrov with a precise pass. The unmarked striker scored from close range to send CSKA’s confidence soaring still higher.

Consolation goal
The visitors took their foot off the pedal and Dinamo managed a consolation goal, Maksim Tsyhalka converting a slide-rule pass from Viktor Sokol.

Problem solved
“We sealed this game in 30 minutes, then we just played on,” said CSKA coach Stoytcho Mladenov. “I am convinced we have solved the problem of reaching the next round.”

Dinamo coach honest
“I single-handedly lost this game,” admitted Dinamo coach Andrei Zygmantovich. “It was a mistake to play with only three defenders against such a good team.”

Last updated: 16/08/02 1.49CET

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Lineups

dinamo minsk

Dinamo Minsk

cska sofia

CSKA Sofia

1
TsygalkoYuri Tsygalko
12
KolevStoyan Kolev
3
RaspopovAndrei Raspopov
2
AntonovGeorgi Antonov
5
GražiunasTadas Gražiunas
29
GueyeIbrahima Gueye
2
PoryvaevAndrei Poryvaev
3
Galin IvanovGalin Ivanov
4
MilevskiAndrei Milevski
25
João CarlosJoão Carlos
7
SokalViktar Sokal
15
SakiriArtim Sakiri
Substitution82
8
KornilenkoSergei Kornilenko
14
PetrovSvetoslav Petrov
Yellow Card13
20
VadavozauYury Vadavozau
5
YanchevTodor Yanchev
9
RazinAndrei Razin
20
João Paulo BritoJoão Paulo Brito
Goal31
Substitution87
10
KavalchukSiarhei Kavalchuk
Yellow Card75
21
MukasiMacDonald Mukasi
Goal18
Substitution59
11
TsyhalkaMaksim Tsyhalka
Goal66
Substitution81
8
DimitrovVelizar Dimitrov
Goal28
Goal47

Substitutes

12
GaliguzovRuslan Galiguzov
1
Ivailo IvanovIvailo Ivanov
13
LedenevVitali Ledenev
6
TomovskiAleksandar Tomovski
Substitution82
14
LasovskiVadim Lasovski
13
VarbanovYordan Varbanov
6
KolodinDmytro Kolodin
27
ZlatinovPetar Zlatinov
17
LentsevichDmitri Lentsevich
7
YanevHristo Yanev
Substitution87
18
RabtsauAnton Rabtsau
10
DeyanovMetodi Deyanov
21
KalatseiDzmitry Kalatsei
Substitution81
23
GargorovEmil Gargorov
Substitution59

Coach

Andrei Zygmantovitch (BLR) Stoitcho Mladenov (BUL)

Referee

René Rogalla (SUI)

Assistant referees

Matthias Arnet (SUI), Rudolf Käppeli (SUI)

Fourth official

Claudio Circhetta (SUI)

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