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CSKA down but not quite out

Published: Friday 2 December 2005, 0.34CET
FC Dinamo Bucuresti 1-0 PFC CSKA Moskva
The UEFA Cup holders are on the brink of elimination after Vlad Munteanu dealt them a defeat in Romania.

Match statistics

Dinamo BucureştiCSKA Moskva

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target3
 
1
Attempts off target7
 
3
Corners0
11
Offsides5
 
8
Fouls committed11
 
7
Yellow cards3
 
0
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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Published: Friday 2 December 2005, 0.34CET

CSKA down but not quite out

FC Dinamo Bucuresti 1-0 PFC CSKA Moskva
The UEFA Cup holders are on the brink of elimination after Vlad Munteanu dealt them a defeat in Romania.

UEFA Cup holders PFC CSKA Moskva's title defence is in the balance after a narrow defeat at FC Dinamo Bucuresti left them on the brink of exiting the competition at the group stage.

Munteanu strike
Vlad Munteanu scored the only goal of the game midway through the second half, pouncing on the loose ball after Ianis Zicu had cannoned a shot back off the crossbar following a strong run down the right. It was just deserts for an impressive performance by the under-fire Romanian side, who needed to win to remain in contention in Group F and now go into their final fixture as masters of their own destiny.

Difficult conditions
CSKA have completed their own fixtures and will face a nervous Matchday 5 as they can only qualify if Olympique de Marseille, who have already qualified, beat Dinamo. They could be disappointed if Ioan Andone's side perform as they did tonight, with Dinamo having swept aside the Russian champions in some style in difficult conditions in Bucharest.

Early misses
The home side made a bright start but were let down by some poor finishing as George Galamaz, Adrian Cristea and Ianis Zicu all spurned early opportunities. Instead it was Elvir Rahimić who forced the first save of the game at the other end, although Vladimir Gayev was hardly troubled and took an easy catch. He should have received a sterner test when Rahimić headed an excellent chance over, but Dinamo soon regained the initiative.

Akinfeev action
Munteanu, Florentin Petre and Zicu all blazed wide of the mark when well place before half-time. Claudiu Niculescu finally tested Igor Akinfeev after the restart, but his poorly directed header was easily dealt with. The CSKA goalkeeper was in action again shortly afterwards, smothering Munteanu's shot as the home team, who picked up one point from their opening two Group F fixtures, continued to press.

Carvalho chance
They looked like they might pay for their profligacy when Daniel Carvalho went through but the Brazilian shot wide and Munteanu soon handed Dinamo the lead, driving into the unguarded net from close range. Substitute Mariko Daouda almost doubled the advantage but it did not matter as the side held on, and now lie third.

Last updated: 02/12/05 11.14CET

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Lineups

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Dinamo Bucureşti

cska moskva

CSKA Moskva

1
SaviaukErko Saviauk (GK)
35
AkinfeevIgor Akinfeev (GK)
3
PulhacCristian Pulhac
2
ŠemberasDeividas Šemberas
Substitution76
4
TamaşGabriel Tamaş
4
IgnashevichSergei Ignashevich (C)
5
MoţiCosmin Moţi
Yellow Card79
6
A. BerezutskiAleksei Berezutski
7
ZicuIanis Zicu
Yellow Card17
7
CarvalhoDaniel Carvalho
8
PetreFlorentin Petre (C)
Substitution70
11
Vágner LoveVágner Love
9
NiculescuClaudiu Niculescu
Substitution84
15
OdiahChidi Odiah
Substitution79
10
GrigorieȘtefan Grigorie
Yellow Card60
18
ZhirkovYuri Zhirkov
15
GalamazGeorge Galamaz
22
AldoninEvgeni Aldonin
20
CristeaAdrian Cristea
24
V. BerezutskiVasili Berezutski
22
MunteanuVlad Munteanu
Goal73
Substitution78
25
RahimićElvir Rahimić

Substitutes

12
GušoAdnan Gušo (GK)
77
GabulovVladimir Gabulov (GK)
2
DaoudaMariko Daouda
Substitution84
8
GusevRolan Gusev
Substitution79
21
BratuFlorin Bratu
Substitution78
17
KrasićMiloš Krasić
Substitution76
27
BalanIonut Balan
Substitution70
13
SamodinSergei Samodin
14
GoianLucian Goian
20
DuduDudu
18
ChihaiaOctavian Chihaia
39
TaranovIvan Taranov
26
RaduŞtefan Radu
40
SalughinAleksandr Salughin

Coach

Ioan Andone (ROU) Valeri Gazzaev (RUS)

Referee

Fritz Stuchlik (AUT)

Assistant referees

Wojciech Gorgon (AUT), Alain Hoxha (AUT)

Fourth official

Robert Schörgenhofer (AUT)

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