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Toulouse fail to break CSKA resistance

Published: Friday 21 September 2007, 0.47CET
Toulouse FC 0-0 PFC CSKA Sofia
Toulouse's first UEFA Cup appearance in 20 years proved a frustrating experience as they were held.

Match statistics

ToulouseCSKA Sofia

Goals scored0
 
0
Attempts on target0
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Friday 21 September 2007, 0.47CET

Toulouse fail to break CSKA resistance

Toulouse FC 0-0 PFC CSKA Sofia
Toulouse's first UEFA Cup appearance in 20 years proved a frustrating experience as they were held.

Toulouse FC's first UEFA Cup appearance in 20 years proved a frustrating experience as they were held to a goalless draw by PFC CSKA Sofia.

Difficult task
The French side had harboured hopes of playing in this season's UEFA Champions League before losing to Liverpool FC in the third qualifying round, but they now face a difficult task to reach to the UEFA Cup group stage after failing to break down their well-organised Bulgarian opponents.

Bergougnoux impact
Toulouse coach Elie Baup made his intentions clear by naming the same eleven that defeated Olympique de Marseille last weekend, but they struggled to put the visitors under pressure in an uneventful first half. Baup's decision to send Bryan Bergougnoux on in place of Swedish striker Johan Elmander after almost an hour's play proved wise, the young Frenchman almost making an immediate impact after skipping past centre-backs Yordan Todorov and Aleksandar Tunchev.

CSKA resistance
But goalkeeper Valentin Iliev was in determined mood and he denied Bergougnoux and fellow substitute André-Pierre Gignac on numerous occasions as Toulouse finished strongly. The Bulgarian runners-up had few opportunities to score themselves, yet resisted impressively and will be confident of claiming a notable scalp in front of their fans on 4 October.

Last updated: 21/09/07 0.09CET

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Lineups

toulouse

Toulouse

cska sofia

CSKA Sofia

8
BatllesLaurent Batlles
21
ChigozieUdoji Chigozie
Yellow Card61
Substitution89
28
CettoMauro Cetto
99
NeiNei
3
CongréDaniel Congré
8
DimitrovVelizar Dimitrov
Substitution76
25
DieuzeNicolas Dieuze (C)
14
IlievValentin Iliev
16
DouchezNicolas Douchez (GK)
23
KabousAbderrahman Kabous
9
ElmanderJohan Elmander
Substitution77
28
MarquinhosMarcos Marquinhos
Yellow Card62
Substitution65
20
EmanaAchille Emana
12
I. PetrovIvailo Petrov (GK)
2
FofanaMohamed Fofana
Yellow Card6
30
Y. TodorovYordan Todorov
24
IlungaHérita Ilunga
3
TunchevAleksandar Tunchev (C)
7
MansaréFodé Mansaré
Substitution58
13
VujadinovićNikola Vujadinović
14
SirieixPantxi Sirieix
5
YanchevTodor Yanchev
Yellow Card39

Substitutes

10
BergougnouxBryan Bergougnoux
Substitution58
11
AmunekeOnyecachi Amuneke
Substitution76
13
EbondoAlbin Ebondo
9
GarcesJose Luis Garces
Substitution89
17
FabinhoFabinho
10
G. IlievGeorgi Iliev
Substitution65
21
GignacAndré-Pierre Gignac
Substitution77
6
KotevKiril Kotev
1
RiouRudy Riou (GK)
27
LanzaatQuido Lanzaat
22
SissokoMoussa Sissoko
18
PetreFlorentin Petre
12
MbenguéCheikh Mbengué
22
PirgovIlko Pirgov (GK)

Coach

Élie Baup (FRA) Stoitcho Mladenov (BUL)

Referee

Nicolai Vollquartz (DEN)

Assistant referees

Bo Abildgaard (DEN), Martin Wulff (DEN)

Fourth official

Emil Laursen (DEN)

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