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Popov pops up to rescue CSKA

Published: Friday 20 September 2002, 0.30CET
PFC CSKA Moskva 1-1 Parma AC
Denis Popov salvages CSKA's hopes.

Match statistics

CSKA MoskvaParma

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target1
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Friday 20 September 2002, 0.30CET

Popov pops up to rescue CSKA

PFC CSKA Moskva 1-1 Parma AC
Denis Popov salvages CSKA's hopes.

PFC CSKA Moskva 1-1 Parma AC
Denis Popov salvaged PFC CSKA Moskva's UEFA Cup hopes with a second-half equaliser to secure his side a 1-1 draw in their first round first-leg encounter with Parma AC in the Saturn stadium. The striker lashed a 68th-minute volley into the Parma net after goalkeeper Sébastien Frey had parried Sergei Semak's shot into his path.

Mutu muted
The goal cancelled out Adrian Mutu's opener 15 minutes earlier, which only came about after a terrible blunder in the CSKA defence. Deividas Semberas tapped the ball back to the otherwise outstanding Ruslan Nigmatullin, who pounced on the ball conceding a free-kick inside his own area. The free-kick was rolled to Mutu, who crashed a right-footed strike past the unsighted keeper.

Rusty Bonazzoli
The goals brought to life what had been a tepid game. Parma, who have played just once in the Italian league this season, looked rusty in the opening period - nobody more so than forward Emiliano Bonazzoli, who missed two gilt-edged chances before half-time. On 16 minutes the long-haired striker found himself unmarked in the CSKA area but could only stab Mutu's lofted pass wide of target and, after Sabri Lamouchi had forced a fine double save from Nigmatullin, Bonazzoli somehow skewered wide a simple volley just six metres from goal.

Woodwork woe
Bonazzoli tried his luck again eleven minutes before the break, this time from 20 metres out, but although his venomous effort beat Nigmatullin, it struck the outside of the keeper's right-hand post.

Measured volley
Rolan Gusev went close for the hosts after half-time, forcing a smart save from Frey with his measured volley, then Nigmatullin's error paved the way for Mutu's goal.

Late chances
But once Popov had put CSKA back on level terms, both sides had chances to take a lead to Italy for the second leg. Nine minutes from time, Nigmatullin denied Massimo Donati, tipping his powerful strike over the bar before Igor Yanovski fired horribly wide from close range at the death.

Last updated: 20/09/02 13.26CET

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Lineups

cska moskva

CSKA Moskva

parma

Parma

35
NigmatullinRuslan Nigmatullin
1
FreySébastien Frey
2
ŠemberasDeividas Šemberas
5
BoneraDaniele Bonera
Yellow Card45
3
SolomatinAndrei Solomatin
8
LamouchiSabri Lamouchi
5
SemakSergei Semak (C)
10
NakataHidetoshi Nakata
7
YanovskiIgor Yanovski
11
BonazzoliEmiliano Bonazzoli
8
GusevRolan Gusev
Yellow Card54
17
FilippiniEmanuele Filippini
Yellow Card43
15
A. BerezutskiAleksei Berezutski
20
MutuAdrian Mutu
Goal53
19
LaizānsJuris Laizāns
Substitution45
21
FerrariMatteo Ferrari
21
PopovDenis Popov
Goal67
24
SivigliaSebastiano Siviglia
25
RahimićElvir Rahimić
27
BenarrivoAntonio Benarrivo
28
ShershunBohdan Shershun
29
DonatiMassimo Donati

Substitutes

1
MandrykinVeniamin Mandrykin
22
TaffarelClaúdio Taffarel
6
DayevViacheslav Dayev
4
GreškoVratislav Greško
11
GognievSpartak Gogniev
9
AdrianoAdriano
14
KirichenkoDmitri Kirichenko
Substitution60
18
GilardinoAlberto Gilardino
18
BerketovAlexandre Berketov
Substitution45
Substitution60
23
BrescianoMark Bresciano
23
EvsikovDenis Evsikov
26
BrighiMatteo Brighi
26
NakhushevRuslan Nakhushev
28
CannavaroPaolo Cannavaro

Coach

Cesare Prandelli (ITA)

Referee

Georgios Kasnaferis (GRE)

Assistant referees

Dimitrios Groutsis (GRE), Georgios Taprantzis (GRE)

Fourth official

Christoforos Zografos (GRE)

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