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Last-gasp Gignac saves Toulouse

Published: Thursday 4 October 2007, 20.45CET
PFC CSKA Sofia 1-1 Toulouse FC (agg: 1-1, Toulouse win on away goals)
André-Pierre Gignac was the match winner as his added-time header sank CSKA.
Last-gasp Gignac saves Toulouse
Toulouse's André-Pierre Gignac celebrates his goal ©Getty Images

Match statistics

CSKA SofiaToulouse

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target1
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards5
 
4
Red cards1
 
0

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Published: Thursday 4 October 2007, 20.45CET

Last-gasp Gignac saves Toulouse

PFC CSKA Sofia 1-1 Toulouse FC (agg: 1-1, Toulouse win on away goals)
André-Pierre Gignac was the match winner as his added-time header sank CSKA.

Toulouse FC reached the UEFA Cup group stage after an away goal five minutes into added time from André-Pierre Gignac eliminated PFC CSKA Sofia.

Dramatic end
Aparesido Claudinei had scored the first goal of the tie for CSKA from the penalty spot 25 minutes from the end. But just as it seemed the Bulgarian side were set for victory, substitute Gignac headed the French side level on the night and through to Tuesday's draw.

Uneventful half
CSKA started the game well and Nikola Vujadinović could have given his side an early lead but his header was saved by goalkeeper Nicolas Douchez. Toulouse's response came from Swedish forward Johan Elmander but his long-range effort was as good as it got for his side in an otherwise uneventful first half.

Inspired substitution
Panamanian forward José Luis Garcés was introduced by CSKA coach Stoytcho Mladenov after the break and that proved to be a wise decision. In the 65th minute, Garcés exchanged passes with Velizar Dimitrov and the latter was brought down in the box. Claudinei stepped up to take the penalty and his effort gave Douchez no chance.

Last-gasp leveller
Toulouse took the initiative as they hunted the vital equaliser while CSKA were reduced to the ten men following the dismissal of substitute Udoji Chigozie for two bookable offences in quick succession. The visitors' hopes appeared to be misplaced until six minutes of added time were announced. And as the last of those approached, Douchez lofted a long ball into the CSKA box and the unmarked Gignac headed in.

Last updated: 05/10/07 0.55CET

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