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Mutu to the rescue for Parma

Published: Friday 4 October 2002, 0.45CET
Parma AC 3-2 PFC CSKA Moskva
(Agg: 4-3)
Parma leave it late in a thriller at the Ennio Tardini stadium.

Match statistics

ParmaCSKA Moskva

Goals scored3
 
2
Attempts on target3
 
2
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
5
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Friday 4 October 2002, 0.45CET

Mutu to the rescue for Parma

Parma AC 3-2 PFC CSKA Moskva
(Agg: 4-3)
Parma leave it late in a thriller at the Ennio Tardini stadium.

Parma AC booked their place in the UEFA Cup second round in dramatic style in the Ennio Tardini stadium as Adrian Mutu scored in injury time to give the Italians a 3-2 victory over PFC CSKA Moskva and a 4-3 overall success.

Marvellous Mutu
It was a fantastic achievement by Parma, the 1999 UEFA Cup winners, and particularly Mutu because it was his goal midway through the second half which fired the Italian club with belief and vigour again. They needed that lift because Sergei Semak's pair of goals in a six-minute spell at the end of the first half had suggested heartbreak for Cesare Prandelli's men.

Away goals
Because of those away goals Parma had to score twice more. It was Mutu who had earned them a 1-1 draw in Moscow and he ensured they finished the job he had started. Having controlled a long punt downfield from Sébastien Frey, his touch took the ball out of reach of his marker and he then finished skilfully with a shot beyond Ruslan Nigmatullin.

Skill and slips
CSKA had looked capable of holding out with Nigmatullin mixing brave defiance with some occasional sloppy handling. He looked to be getting away with it and perhaps deserved to for the saves he made from Matteo Ferrari in the first half and later from the impressive Adriano.

Two deflections
Nigmatullin was not blessed with good fortune when Mutu picked up a pass to make it 2-2 on the night because that effort appeared to take two deflections before nestling into the net. And he was given no chance with the free-kick with which Adriano powered Parma into a ninth-minute lead.

Fantastic strike
It was a fantastic strike from fully 30 metres and CSKA found it hard to contain the Brazilian throughout. Another chance came 60 seconds after his goal but this time he skied his attempt.

Semak strikes twice
Semak equalised after 36 minutes when Denis Popov had nodded the ball down for his team-mate to crack a clean shot beyond Frey. His second arrived five minutes later and there was still time in the half for Adriano to equalise but his drive brushed the top of the bar.

 

Last updated: 04/10/02 13.26CET

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Lineups

parma

Parma

cska moskva

CSKA Moskva

1
FreySébastien Frey
35
NigmatullinRuslan Nigmatullin
Yellow Card88
27
BenarrivoAntonio Benarrivo
2
ŠemberasDeividas Šemberas
5
BoneraDaniele Bonera
28
ShershunBohdan Shershun
21
FerrariMatteo Ferrari
Yellow Card24
7
YanovskiIgor Yanovski
Yellow Card23
10
NakataHidetoshi Nakata
8
GusevRolan Gusev
16
JuniorJunior
23
EvsikovDenis Evsikov
8
LamouchiSabri Lamouchi (C)
15
A. BerezutskiAleksei Berezutski
Yellow Card53
Substitution75
20
MutuAdrian Mutu
Goal66
Goal90
21
PopovDenis Popov
Substitution87
26
BrighiMatteo Brighi
Substitution77
3
SolomatinAndrei Solomatin
Yellow Card46
9
AdrianoAdriano
Goal8
Substitution90
25
RahimićElvir Rahimić
Yellow Card25
29
DonatiMassimo Donati
Substitution46
5
SemakSergei Semak (C)
Goal37
Goal43

Substitutes

22
TaffarelClaúdio Taffarel
1
MandrykinVeniamin Mandrykin
28
CannavaroPaolo Cannavaro
6
DayevViacheslav Dayev
Substitution87
2
DianaAimo Diana
18
BerketovAlexandre Berketov
6
BaroneSimone Barone
Substitution90
11
GognievSpartak Gogniev
7
MarchionniMarco Marchionni
14
KirichenkoDmitri Kirichenko
17
FilippiniEmanuele Filippini
Substitution46
Yellow Card52
19
LaizānsJuris Laizāns
Substitution75
11
BonazzoliEmiliano Bonazzoli
Substitution77
29
TlisovArtur Tlisov

Coach

Cesare Prandelli (ITA) Valeri Gazzaev (RUS)

Referee

Uriah Rennie (ENG)

Assistant referees

Glenn Turner (ENG), David Bryan (ENG)

Fourth official

Philip Dowd (ENG)

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