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CSKA stem Auxerre revival

Published: Friday 15 April 2005, 0.27CET
AJ Auxerre 2-0 PFC CSKA Moskva (agg: 2-4) The home side win but cannot make up a four-goal first-leg deficit.

Match statistics

AuxerreCSKA Moskva

Goals scored2
 
0
Attempts on target2
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
4
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Friday 15 April 2005, 0.27CET

CSKA stem Auxerre revival

AJ Auxerre 2-0 PFC CSKA Moskva (agg: 2-4) The home side win but cannot make up a four-goal first-leg deficit.

By Michael Harrold

PFC CSKA Moskva advanced to their first European semi-final despite losing the second leg of their UEFA Cup last-eight tie at AJ Auxerre.

Parma next
Chasing a seemingly insurmountable 4-0 first-leg deficit, Auxerre drew strength from Yann Lachuer's ninth-minute strike, before Bonaventure Kalou added a second with a 78th-minute penalty. CSKA defended deeply throughout, and despite offering little as an attacking force, advance comfortably to a meeting with Parma FC.

Stark contrast
The contrast in form between these two sides was stark, with Auxerre's defensive frailties highlighted by Sunday's 4-3 defeat by AC Ajaccio. CSKA had followed up the first-leg rout with a 5-0 defeat of FC Krylya Sovetov Samara. And with Auxerre coach Guy Roux's injury problems compounded by the suspension of Jean-Pascal Mignot, it promised to be another difficult evening for the French side.

Lachuer opener
CSKA, however, had come to defend and Auxerre seized the initiative. Kalou's header from a ninth-minute cross teed up Auxerre captain Lachuer who hooked in a left-foot shot from 12 metres. Auxerre had got the early goal they craved and with Kalou, Benjani Mwaruwari and Kanga Akalé combining well up front, the home support suddenly found belief.

Double substitution
CSKA coach Valeriy Gazzaev, however, moved quickly to snuff out the danger. On 23 minutes he made a double substitution, with Jurijs Laizans and Ivica Olic making way for Daniel Carvalho and Evgeni Aldonin, and CSKA soon took a more solid grip on midfield.

Akinfeev saves
Auxerre were seeing plenty of the ball, and the height of Kalou and Benjani posed some problems in the air, but goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev held his ground well. CSKA's attacking instincts even began to surface towards the end of the half, Carvalho forcing Fabien Cool into his first save.

Love off
The half-time substitution of striker Vágner Love through injury further restricted CSKA's attacking threat. Auxerre pressed, but this time could not find the early goal that would have brought the tie to life. Benjani's chip sailed just over then Akinfeev was forced off his line to gather at the feet off Akalé.

Kalou penalty
Auxerre were, however, revitalised by the 77th-minute introduction of substitute Luigi Pieroni. The Belgian immediately drew a good save from Akinfeev, before winning a penalty under the challenge of Yuri Zhirkov. Kalou sent Akinfeev the wrong way, but a face-saving 2-0 victory was not enough to turn the tie.

Last updated: 07/05/05 20.56CET

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Lineups

auxerre

Auxerre

cska moskva

CSKA Moskva

1
CoolFabien Cool (GK)
35
AkinfeevIgor Akinfeev (GK)
Yellow Card79
2
RadetJohan Radet
2
ŠemberasDeividas Šemberas
3
JaurèsJean-Sébastien Jaurès
4
IgnashevichSergei Ignashevich (C)
4
GrichtingStéphane Grichting
9
OlićIvica Olić
Substitution23
6
VioleauPhilippe Violeau
Yellow Card78
11
Vágner LoveVágner Love
Substitution46
8
LachuerYann Lachuer (C)
Goal9
Substitution60
15
OdiahChidi Odiah
Yellow Card35
11
AkaléKanga Akalé
17
KrasićMiloš Krasić
15
KalouBonaventure Kalou
Goal78
18
ZhirkovYuri Zhirkov
18
MathisLionel Mathis
Yellow Card57
19
LaizānsJuris Laizāns
Substitution22
21
BenjaniMwaruwari Benjani
Substitution76
24
V. BerezutskiVasili Berezutski
25
RecorbetDavid Recorbet
25
RahimićElvir Rahimić

Substitutes

16
HamelSébastien Hamel (GK)
77
GabulovVladimir Gabulov (GK)
7
CheyrouBenoît Cheyrou
7
CarvalhoDaniel Carvalho
Substitution22
Yellow Card49
9
PieroniLuigi Pieroni
Substitution76
8
GusevRolan Gusev
Substitution46
10
TainioTeemu Tainio
Substitution60
10
FerreyraOsmar Ferreyra
19
VignaudPierre Vignaud
13
SamodinSergei Samodin
27
CoulibalyMamoutou Coulibaly
22
AldoninEvgeni Aldonin
Substitution23
Yellow Card53
46
MartinBaptiste Martin
28
ShershunBohdan Shershun

Coach

Guy Roux (FRA) Valeri Gazzaev (RUS)

Referee

Wolfgang Stark (GER)

Assistant referees

Markus Scheibel (GER), Peter Henes (GER)

Fourth official

Thorsten Kinhöfer (GER)

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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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