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Marseille catch CSKA cold

Published: Friday 21 October 2005, 0.59CET
PFC CSKA Moskva 1-2 Olympique de Marseille Sabri Lamouchi and Mamadou Niang ensured the holders CSKA made a losing start in Group F.

Match statistics

CSKA MoskvaMarseille

Goals scored1
 
2
Attempts on target5
 
3
Attempts off target2
 
5
Corners8
 
3
Offsides2
 
1
Fouls committed14
 
18
Yellow cards0
1
Red Cards0
 
0

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Published: Friday 21 October 2005, 0.59CET

Marseille catch CSKA cold

PFC CSKA Moskva 1-2 Olympique de Marseille Sabri Lamouchi and Mamadou Niang ensured the holders CSKA made a losing start in Group F.

UEFA Cup holders PFC CSKA Moskva suffered a surprise home defeat by Olympique de Marseille in their opening Group F encounter despite a second-half recovery which almost snatched a point for the Russian side.

Marseille mettle
Goals from Sabri Lamouchi and Mamadou Niang gave Jean Fernandez's men a deserved half-time lead, but the home side rallied after the interval and missed a golden opportunity to reduce the deficit when Fabien Barthez saved Sergei Ignashevich's spot-kick. Vágner Love pulled a goal back late on, but CSKA were unable to find an equaliser as their campaign got off to a dispiriting start.

Lamouchi strike
Buoyed by their defeat of Paris Saint-Germain FC in Ligue 1 on Sunday, Marseille were quickly into their stride in Moscow and took the lead on 23 minutes, Taye Ismaila Taiwo crossing for Lamouchi to steal in ahead of Miloš Krasić and head past Igor Akinfeev. CSKA looked a shadow of the side which overcame Sporting Clube de Portugal to win last season's final and were restricted to long-range shots as they attempted to get back on level terms.

Emphatic finish
Marseille kept their shape and then struck again seven minutes before the break. Alexei Berezutski conceded possession to Wilson Oruma on the CSKA left, and the Marseille midfielder crossed for Mamadou Niang to thrash a high shot past Akinfeev.

Samodin fouled
CSKA, no doubt with the words of coach Valeriy Gazzaev still ringing in their ears, stepped it up after the break and within three minutes referee Kristinn Jakobsson adjudged Taiwo to have fouled Sergei Samodin inside the penalty area. CSKA captain Ignashevich took responsibility from the spot but saw his shot parried by Barthez, the French international diving away to his left to deflect the shot to safety.

Barthez brilliance
Barthez came to Marseille's rescue again after 63 minutes, blocking an effort from Samodin when the striker had found himself through on goal. From the resulting throw-in, Evgeni Aldonin hammered in a low shot which Barthez did well to save, diving low to his right.

Late hope
CSKA were coming back into the game and earned their reward with ten minutes to play when 16-year-old substitute Aleksandr Salugin, with his first touch, crossed from the right and another replacement, Vágner Love, glanced the ball past Barthez. The hosts resorted to direct tactics in the final minutes as they hunted an equaliser, but Marseille held on for an impressive victory.

Last updated: 21/10/05 10.51CET

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Lineups

cska moskva

CSKA Moskva

marseille

Marseille

35
AkinfeevIgor Akinfeev (GK)
16
BarthezFabien Barthez (GK) (C)
2
ŠemberasDeividas Šemberas
2
André LuisAndré Luis
4
IgnashevichSergei Ignashevich (C)
 49
3
TaiwoTaye Taiwo
6
A. BerezutskiAleksei Berezutski
4
Demetrius FerreiraDemetrius Ferreira
8
GusevRolan Gusev
7
RibéryFranck Ribéry
Substitution73
13
SamodinSergei Samodin
Substitution80
8
OrumaWilson Oruma
15
OdiahChidi Odiah
11
NiangMamadou Niang
Goal38
Substitution77
17
KrasićMiloš Krasić
Substitution57
14
LamouchiSabri Lamouchi
Goal23
22
AldoninEvgeni Aldonin
19
CanaLorik Cana
24
V. BerezutskiVasili Berezutski
Substitution46
23
BeyeHabib Beye
25
RahimićElvir Rahimić
26
CesarBoštjan Cesar
Yellow Card39

Substitutes

1
MandrykinVeniamin Mandrykin (GK)
1
CarrassoCédric Carrasso (GK)
11
Vágner LoveVágner Love
Substitution57
Goal80
13
GiménezChristian Giménez
Substitution73
18
ZhirkovYuri Zhirkov
Substitution46
22
NasriSamir Nasri
Substitution77
40
SalughinAleksandr Salughin
Substitution80
6
DelfimJosé Delfim
38
PravosudSergei Pravosud
10
KokeSergio Koke
39
TaranovIvan Taranov
12
MéïtéAbdoulaye Méïté
45
DenisovVitali Denisov
27
Koji NakataKoji Nakata

Coach

Valeri Gazzaev (RUS) Jean Fernandez (FRA)

Referee

Kristinn Jakobsson (ISL)

Assistant referees

Eyjolfur Finnsson (ISL), Gunnar Gylfason (ISL)

Fourth official

Egill Mar Markusson (ISL)

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