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Holders hang on at Heerenveen

Published: Friday 4 November 2005
SC Heerenveen 0-0 PFC CSKA Moskva
The UEFA Cup holders withstood a sustained spell of late pressure to earn their first point in Group F.
by John Atkin

Match statistics

HeerenveenCSKA Moskva

Goals scored0
 
0
Attempts on target6
 
5
Attempts off target8
 
7
Corners6
 
8
Offsides1
 
3
Fouls committed11
 
6
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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Published: Friday 4 November 2005

Holders hang on at Heerenveen

SC Heerenveen 0-0 PFC CSKA Moskva
The UEFA Cup holders withstood a sustained spell of late pressure to earn their first point in Group F.

UEFA Cup holders PFC CSKA Moskva withstood a sustained spell of late pressure from SC Heerenveen to earn a share of the spoils in Group F.

Late rally
The Russian side dominated for long spells of the encounter at the Abe Lenstra stadium, with Daniel Carvalho's diminutive figure casting a large shadow on the match. But the visitors failed to marry their attacking intent with an end product and the introduction of Georgios Samaras and Arnold Bruggink midway through the second half proved the catalyst for a late rally from the home side. CSKA hung on to gain their first point of the campaign following their defeat by Olympique de Marseille on Matchday 1.

Fresh success
These sides enjoyed their best UEFA Cup runs last season - Heerenveen impressing as they reached the quarter-finals of a competition that CSKA went on to win - and both teams began cautiously, content to feel each other out. The visitors slowly began to dominate a packed midfield, however, and so often the attacking instigator for CSKA, it was Carvalho that began orchestrating things, causing Marcel Seip all manner of problems on the left wing.

Carvalho wizardry
On 13 minutes he flashed a volley well over the crossbar, but he showed far more poise nine minutes later, chipping a low cross to Aleksei Berezutski who side-footed just wide. Paul Bosvelt dropped back to support the beleaguered Seip as half-time approached, so Carvalho simply switched flanks, and the ploy almost reaped immediate reward when the Brazilian slid a pass across the goalline but no one was on hand to turn it in.

Love header
CSKA's three-man back line were similarly dominant at the other end, although Uğur Yıldırım did force a save with an arcing free-kick. The second half continued in much the same vein, but the Russian side failed to make their dominance count and were almost made to pay when Samaras and Bruggink sparked off a late rally. Bruggink, Fernando Derveld, Klaas Jan Huntelaar and Danijel Pranjić all tested Igor Akinfeev but the Russian side held on.

Last updated: 04/11/05 12.42CET

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Lineups

heerenveen

Heerenveen

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CSKA Moskva

24
WatermanBoy Waterman (GK)
35
AkinfeevIgor Akinfeev (GK)
4
BreuerMichel Breuer
Yellow Card74
2
ŠemberasDeividas Šemberas
5
SeipMarcel Seip
4
IgnashevichSergei Ignashevich
6
BosveltPaul Bosvelt (C)
6
A. BerezutskiAleksei Berezutski
7
YıldırımUğur Yıldırım
Substitution73
7
CarvalhoDaniel Carvalho
Yellow Card60
9
HuntelaarKlaas-Jan Huntelaar
8
GusevRolan Gusev
10
NilssonLasse Nilsson
Substitution63
11
Vágner LoveVágner Love
Substitution80
15
DrostJeroen Drost
15
OdiahChidi Odiah
18
DerveldFernando Derveld
18
ZhirkovYuri Zhirkov
Substitution85
21
KissiAbdelkarim Kissi
22
AldoninEvgeni Aldonin
23
PranjićDanijel Pranjić
25
RahimićElvir Rahimić

Substitutes

2
BakkatiSaid Bakkati
77
GabulovVladimir Gabulov (GK)
8
NørregaardHjalte Nørregaard
13
SamodinSergei Samodin
Substitution80
17
BrugginkArnold Bruggink
Substitution73
17
KrasićMiloš Krasić
Substitution85
20
SamarasGiorgios Samaras
Substitution63
20
DuduDudu
22
Henrico DrostHenrico Drost
39
TaranovIvan Taranov
25
VandenbusscheBrian Vandenbussche (GK)
40
SalughinAleksandr Salughin
45
DenisovVitali Denisov

Coach

Gertjan Verbeek (NED) Valeri Gazzaev (RUS)

Referee

Martin Ingvarsson (SWE)

Assistant referees

Fredrik Nilsson (SWE), Peter Ekström (SWE)

Fourth official

Miro Ukalovic (SWE)

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