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CSKA progress with three wins from three

Published: Thursday 27 November 2008, 23.48CET
PFC CSKA Moskva 2-1 KKS Lech Poznań
Goals from Alan Dzagoev and Yuri Zhirkov helped propel the Army Men into the Round of 32 after surviving the visitors' rearguard action in Moscow.
CSKA progress with three wins from three
Alan Dzagoev (centre) celebrates his opening goal with Yuri Zhirkov and Vágner Love ©Getty Images

Match statistics

CSKA MoskvaLech

Goals scored2
 
1
Attempts on target7
 
7
Attempts off target8
 
6
Corners7
 
2
Offsides1
 
2
Fouls committed16
 
12
Yellow cards3
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 27 November 2008, 23.48CET

CSKA progress with three wins from three

PFC CSKA Moskva 2-1 KKS Lech Poznań
Goals from Alan Dzagoev and Yuri Zhirkov helped propel the Army Men into the Round of 32 after surviving the visitors' rearguard action in Moscow.

PFC CSKA Moskva became the first side to book their place in the UEFA Cup Round of 32, surviving a late scare to overcome Poland's KKS Lech Poznań in Moscow.

Third victory
First-half goals from Alan Dzagoev and Yuri Zhirkov had put Valeri Gazzaev's team firmly in control at the Luzhniki Stadium, but a free-kick from Semir Stilić after half-time gave Franciszek Smuda's men hope. Ultimately, though, they were unable to deny the 2008 Russian Premier-Liga runners-up a third successive Group H victory.

Early chance
CSKA took the game by the throat from the kick-off, with Dzagoev's corner inside the first minute being headed over the bar by Aleksei Berezutski. Jakub Wilk carved out a chance for the visitors on 15 minutes, but his shot drifted wide of Igor Akinfeev's left-hand post. Then, at the other end, Ivan Turina did well to push Sergei Ignashevich's long-range strike wide.

Dzagoev opener
The deadlock was broken just after the half-hour mark with highly-rated 18-year-old Dzagoev scoring his third group-stage goal, following his double in CSKA's 3-0 opening-night win against RC Deportivo La Coruña. Vágner Love's ball picked the midfielder out on the edge of the area and he slotted past Turina. Manuel Arboleda passed up a great opportunity to level moments later.

Lech rally
In first-half stoppage time, however, Zhirkov made it 2-0, connecting with Anton Grigoriev's ball to volley home from close range. At that point, it seemed like it was all over for Lech, but Stilić's well-struck set-piece outfoxed Akinfeev and 20-year-old forward Robert Lewandowski came close to equalising before CSKA confirmed their progress.

Last updated: 28/11/08 1.05CET

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Lineups

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CSKA Moskva

lech

Lech

35
AkinfeevIgor Akinfeev (GK) (C)
31
TurinaIvan Turina (GK)
24
V. BerezutskiVasili Berezutski
22
WojtkowiakGrzegorz Wojtkowiak (C)
6
A. BerezutskiAleksei Berezutski
18
TanevskiZlatko Tanevski
4
IgnashevichSergei Ignashevich
5
ArboledaManuel Arboleda
Yellow Card78
50
GrigorievAnton Grigoriev
Substitution70
3
DjurdjevićIvan Djurdjević
17
KrasićMiloš Krasić
17
PeszkoSławomir Peszko
Substitution46
11
MamaevPavel Mamaev
14
ŠtilićSemir Štilić
Goal66
2
ŠemberasDeividas Šemberas
Yellow Card55
21
InjacDimitrije Injac
18
ZhirkovYuri Zhirkov
Yellow Card30
Goal45+1
8
LewandowskiRobert Lewandowski
46
DzagoevAlan Dzagoev
Goal31
Substitution83
7
WilkJakub Wilk
9
Vágner LoveVágner Love
Yellow Card76
11
RengifoHernán Rengifo

Substitutes

33
PomazanEvgeni Pomazan (GK)
27
KotorowskiKrzysztof Kotorowski (GK)
5
RamónRamón
4
KucharskiDawid Kucharski
19
JanczykDawid Janczyk
6
BandrowskiTomasz Bandrowski
Substitution46
25
RahimićElvir Rahimić
Substitution70
9
ReissPiotr Reiss
37
RyzhovDmitri Ryzhov
19
BosackiBartosz Bosacki
42
SchennikovGeorgi Schennikov
23
KikutMarcin Kikut
88
Caner ErkinCaner Erkin
Substitution83

Coach

Valeri Gazzaev (RUS) Franciszek Smuda (POL)

Referee

Duarte Gomes (POR)

Assistant referees

José Ramalho (POR), Tiago Trigo (POR)

Fourth official

Cosme Machado (POR)

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