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Top marksman leaves CSKA with top marks

Published: Thursday 4 December 2008, 23.38CET
AS Nancy-Lorraine 3-4 PFC CSKA Moskva
Vágner Love moved clear at the top of the UEFA Cup scorers' chart with a treble in France as the Army Men secured a fourth successive Group H win.
Top marksman leaves CSKA with top marks
Vágner Love scored three times at Nancy ©Getty Images

Match statistics

NancyCSKA Moskva

Goals scored3
 
4
Attempts on target6
 
4
Attempts off target7
 
3
Corners7
 
6
Offsides1
 
1
Fouls committed15
 
17
Yellow cards3
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 4 December 2008, 23.38CET

Top marksman leaves CSKA with top marks

AS Nancy-Lorraine 3-4 PFC CSKA Moskva
Vágner Love moved clear at the top of the UEFA Cup scorers' chart with a treble in France as the Army Men secured a fourth successive Group H win.

Vágner Love's hat-trick in France put the brakes on AS Nancy-Lorraine's UEFA Cup ambitions for another fortnight as the Russian side became only the fifth team to finish the UEFA Cup group stage with a maximum haul of 12 points.

Top marks
The Brazilian completed his treble two minutes from time to seal victory after Basile Camerling's strike seemed to have earned Nancy a share of the spoils. Valeri Gazzaev's men are now certain of topping Group H and playing a third-placed finisher from another UEFA Cup section in the Round of 32; Nancy must avoid defeat at RC Deportivo La Coruña on Matchday 5 to be sure of going through.

Early lead
Monsef Zerka gave Nancy a fifth-minute lead, beating Igor Akinfeev from Issiar Dia's pass. Vágner Love almost levelled a few minutes later, heading over Yuri Zhirkov's cross, but made amends in style with a stunning effort from distance which restored parity after 23 minutes. CSKA then went ahead as Zhirkov set up Ramón to beat Gennaro Bracigliano ten minutes later.

Final gambit
Just after the hour mark it was 3-1, as Vágner Love drilled a low drive past the Nancy keeper following a ball from Caner Erkin, but CSKA were made to pay for taking their foot off the gas when Julien Feret turned home a Zerka through ball 18 minutes from time. Camerling came on as Pablo Correa's charges went for broke, and he finished well from Damian Macaluso's pass with eleven minutes remaining.

Important permutations
However, Vágner Love took his UEFA Cup total to eight goals for the season with another cracking strike with the clock ticking down, sending CSKA into their winter break with something to celebrate. Nancy will take on Deportivo on 17 December knowing a defeat could see them overhauled by fourth-placed KKS Lech Poznań, who must win at Feyenoord to have a chance of advancing.

Last updated: 05/12/08 12.44CET

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Lineups

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Nancy

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CSKA Moskva

1
BraciglianoGennaro Bracigliano (GK) (C)
35
AkinfeevIgor Akinfeev (GK) (C)
5
Andre LuizAndre Luiz
Yellow Card45+1
2
ŠemberasDeividas Šemberas
Yellow Card45+2
10
DiaIssiar Dia
Substitution68
4
IgnashevichSergei Ignashevich
11
ZerkaMonsef Zerka
Goal5
Yellow Card49
5
RamónRamón
Goal33
Substitution56
13
MacalusoDamian Macaluso
9
Vágner LoveVágner Love
Goal23
Goal62
Goal88
18
FeretJulien Feret
Goal72
17
KrasićMiloš Krasić
Substitution90+2
21
CalveJean Calve
18
ZhirkovYuri Zhirkov
Yellow Card47
22
FortunéMarc-Antoine Fortuné
Substitution85
22
AldoninEvgeni Aldonin
23
BrisonJonathan Brison
25
RahimićElvir Rahimić
26
N'GuémoLandry N'Guémo
50
GrigorievAnton Grigoriev
Yellow Card49
29
N'DiayeAlfred N'Diaye
Substitution76
88
Caner ErkinCaner Erkin
Substitution67

Substitutes

16
GregoriniDamien Gregorini (GK)
33
PomazanEvgeni Pomazan (GK)
2
HelderHelder
Substitution85
Yellow Card85
11
MamaevPavel Mamaev
Substitution67
6
BerenguerPascal Berenguer
Substitution68
14
Ricardo JesusRicardo Jesus
8
BiancalaniFrédéric Biancalani
19
JanczykDawid Janczyk
15
HadjiYoussouf Hadji
37
RyzhovDmitri Ryzhov
19
CamerlingBasile Camerling
Substitution76
Goal79
42
SchennikovGeorgi Schennikov
Substitution90+2
24
GavanonBenjamin Gavanon
46
DzagoevAlan Dzagoev
Substitution56

Coach

Pablo Correa (FRA) Valeri Gazzaev (RUS)

Referee

Zsolt Szabó (HUN)

Assistant referees

Robert Kispal (HUN), Gabor Erös (HUN)

Fourth official

Peter Solymosi (HUN)

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