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Mujiri magic sets up CSKA

Published: Friday 27 August 2004, 0.07CET
PFC CSKA Sofia 3-1 AC Omonia (aet, agg: 4-2) Amiran Mujiri's equaliser paves the way for extra-time triumph.

Match statistics

CSKA SofiaOmonia

Goals scored3
 
1
Attempts on target3
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
6
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Friday 27 August 2004, 0.07CET

Mujiri magic sets up CSKA

PFC CSKA Sofia 3-1 AC Omonia (aet, agg: 4-2) Amiran Mujiri's equaliser paves the way for extra-time triumph.

By Stoyan Georgiev at the Balgarska Armia stadium

A 90th-minute goal from Amiran Mujiri rescued PFC CSKA Sofia and paved the way for their extra-time victory against AC Omonia in the UEFA Cup second qualifying round.

Mujiri magic
After a fisrt leg which had ended 1-1 in Cyprus, the visitors looked to be heading into Friday's first-round draw once Zoran Stjepanovic had given them a 78th-minute lead on the night. But Mujiri levelled the scores with seconds left to force extra time, during which the home side scored twice through Stoyko Sakaliev and Kostandin Hazurof to seal their win.

Ivanov important
CSKA had almost made a flying start after just 35 seconds when Sakaliev's shot was somehow cleared off the Omonia goalline. But gradually the visitors took control of the game and only CSKA goalkeeper Ivailo Ivanov prevented them from taking the lead by pulling off a string of good saves.

Vezer beaten
Substitute Stjepanovic finally gave Omonia the lead 12 minutes from time but CSKA coach Ferario Spasov reacted quickly, throwing on Georgian midfield player Mujiri and Senegalese Mansur Ayanda. The switch paid off as Mujiri followed up his first-leg goal with the late leveller, giving Adam Vezer no chance from just outside the area.

Extra-time goals
CSKA dominated extra time, Sakaliev's half-volley from Yordan Todorov's 110th-minute cross putting them ahead for the first time in the tie before Hazurov put the tie beyond doubt with a close-range finish six minutes later.

'Seconds away'
Disheartened Omonia coach Franciczec Smuda said: "It is always hard to accept such a defeat. I blame no one. We fought and worked hard and we were just seconds away from the victory. We tried everything and I am proud of our display."

Last updated: 27/08/04 0.45CET

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Lineups

cska sofia

CSKA Sofia

omonia

Omonia

12
Ivailo IvanovIvailo Ivanov (GK)
14
VezerAdam Vezer (GK)
2
ZabavníkRadoslav Zabavník
2
TheodotouGeorgois Theodotou
Yellow Card114 ET
3
VarbanovYordan Varbanov
3
IoakimAkis Ioakim
5
YanchevTodor Yanchev (C)
Substitution80
5
KorolovszkyGábor Korolovszky
Yellow Card83
7
YanevHristo Yanev
Substitution64
8
C. NicolaouCharis Nicolaou
Yellow Card62
Substitution77
8
DimitrovVelizar Dimitrov
9
KozlejJozef Kozlej
Substitution66
11
CahaRobert Caha
11
ThemistocleousMarios Themistocleous
21
SakalievStoyko Sakaliev
Yellow Card110 ET
Goal110 ET
15
MakrisAntonis Makris
Substitution62
23
GargorovEmil Gargorov
20
KaiafasKostas Kaiafas (C)
Yellow Card8
24
K. HazurovKostadin Hazurov
Goal116 ET
30
AloneftisStathis Aloneftis
Yellow Card37
29
GueyeIbrahima Gueye
Yellow Card83
Substitution87
33
E. CharalambousElias Charalambous
Yellow Card14

Substitutes

31
HmarucEvgeni Hmaruc (GK)
1
LeoniDemetris Leoni (GK)
4
CharrasMarcos Charras
6
PapaioannouMichail Papaioannou
6
ZafirovAdalbert Zafirov
7
StjepanovićZoran Stjepanović
Substitution77
Goal78
9
ZakovGerasim Zakov
18
Antonis AntoniouAntonis Antoniou
Substitution62
10
MujiriAmiran Mujiri
Substitution80
Goal90+3
23
KekicLubija Kekic
20
AyandaEl Hadji Ayanda
Substitution87
44
NicolaouGeorgios Nicolaou
Substitution66
30
Y. TodorovYordan Todorov
Substitution64
99
KonnafisPetros Konnafis

Coach

Ferario Spasov (BUL) Franciszek Smuda (POL)

Referee

Drago Kos (SVN)

Assistant referees

Zoran Novarlic (SVN), Stevo Govedarevic (SVN)

Fourth official

Peter Sart (SVN)

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