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CSKA's Love breaks Feyenoord hearts

Published: Friday 7 November 2008, 0.39CET
Feyenoord 1-3 PFC CSKA Moskva
Vágner Love scored twice to give the 2004/05 winners maximum points from two group-stage games after an excellent victory in Rotterdam.
CSKA's Love breaks Feyenoord hearts
Vágner Love made the difference in Rotterdam ©Getty Images

Match statistics

FeyenoordCSKA Moskva

Goals scored1
 
3
Attempts on target3
 
4
Attempts off target6
 
1
Corners7
 
5
Offsides4
 
1
Fouls committed12
 
12
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red cards0
1

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Published: Friday 7 November 2008, 0.39CET

CSKA's Love breaks Feyenoord hearts

Feyenoord 1-3 PFC CSKA Moskva
Vágner Love scored twice to give the 2004/05 winners maximum points from two group-stage games after an excellent victory in Rotterdam.

Vágner Love scored twice to earn PFC CSKA Moskva an excellent 3-1 win at Feyenoord – and maximum points from two group-stage games.

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A Giovanni van Bronckhorst own goal had given the Russian team an early lead in Rotterdam and although the same man levelled matters just before the half-hour, Love got in on the act with a goal either side of half-time to move CSKA two points clear at the Group H summit. The only drawback on a near-perfect night for the 2004/05 competition winners was Evgeni Aldonin's late dismissal.

Early advantage
Feyenoord were aiming to get their European campaign back on track following a 3-0 defeat by AS Nancy-Lorraine in their opener, and the Dutch club almost got the ideal start when a third-minute Roy Makaay effort flew narrowly wide. However, it was the visitors who broke the deadlock, Van Bronckhorst inadvertently sending Yuri Zhirkov's 14th-minute corner into the top corner. Love nearly doubled the advantage almost immediately, before at the other end CSKA goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev reacted well to keep out a long-range strike from Leroy Fer.

Deadly Love
Makaay also hit the bar, and his side restored parity soon after as the 33-year-old squared for Van Bronckhorst who lashed in. Love, though, responded five minutes before half-time to give CSKA the initiative going into the break. Makaay was again at the centre of the action on the resumption, going close from inside the box, yet the home team failed to carve out any further gilt-edged chances. It was therefore no surprise when Love latched on to Zhirkov's pass nine minutes from time to finish expertly into the bottom corner from 12 metres. Aldonin was sent off for a second yellow card moments later, yet Feyenoord could not make the man advantage count.

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Lineups

feyenoord

Feyenoord

cska moskva

CSKA Moskva

1
TimmerHenk Timmer (GK)
35
AkinfeevIgor Akinfeev (GK) (C)
31
TiendalliDwight Tiendalli
2
ŠemberasDeividas Šemberas
3
HoflandKevin Hofland
4
IgnashevichSergei Ignashevich
4
BahiaAndré Bahia
Yellow Card44
6
A. BerezutskiAleksei Berezutski
5
De ClerTim de Cler
Yellow Card90+2
24
V. BerezutskiVasili Berezutski
28
FerLeroy Fer
17
KrasićMiloš Krasić
Substitution85
8
Van BronckhorstGiovanni van Bronckhorst (C)
Goal14
Goal29
18
ZhirkovYuri Zhirkov
6
El AhmadiKarim El Ahmadi
Substitution79
22
AldoninEvgeni Aldonin
Yellow Card57
Red Card82
25
WijnaldumGeorginio Wijnaldum
9
Vágner LoveVágner Love
Goal40
Goal81
9
MakaayRoy Makaay
46
DzagoevAlan Dzagoev
Substitution68
37
BiseswarDiego Biseswar
50
GrigorievAnton Grigoriev

Substitutes

32
Van DijkRob van Dijk (GK)
33
PomazanEvgeni Pomazan (GK)
2
LuciusTheo Lucius
5
RamónRamón
10
BruinsLuigi Bruins
11
MamaevPavel Mamaev
Substitution68
14
MolsMichael Mols
Substitution79
25
RahimićElvir Rahimić
Substitution85
Yellow Card90+3
15
ErasmusKermit Erasmus
37
RyzhovDmitri Ryzhov
26
JanotaMichal Janota
42
SchennikovGeorgi Schennikov
40
DerijckTimothy Derijck
88
Caner ErkinCaner Erkin

Coach

Gertjan Verbeek (NED) Valeri Gazzaev (RUS)

Referee

Svein Oddvar Moen (NOR)

Assistant referees

Odd-Jarle Larsen (NOR), Svein Inge Wiken (NOR)

Fourth official

Ken Henry Johnsen (NOR)

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