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Love is the answer once more for CSKA

Published: Friday 13 March 2009, 0.30CET
PFC CSKA Moskva 1-0 FC Shakhtar Donetsk
Vágner Love registered his eleventh UEFA Cup goal of the season from the penalty spot to give CSKA the edge, in spite of strong Shakhtar pressure.
Love is the answer once more for CSKA
Vágner Love scored his eleventh UEFA Cup goal of the season ©Getty Images

Match statistics

CSKA MoskvaShakhtar Donetsk

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target3
 
4
Attempts off target4
 
8
Corners3
 
5
Offsides1
 
2
Fouls committed14
 
15
Yellow cards3
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Friday 13 March 2009, 0.30CET

Love is the answer once more for CSKA

PFC CSKA Moskva 1-0 FC Shakhtar Donetsk
Vágner Love registered his eleventh UEFA Cup goal of the season from the penalty spot to give CSKA the edge, in spite of strong Shakhtar pressure.

Vágner Love's penalty five minutes into the second half gave PFC CSKA Moskva the edge in their UEFA Cup Round of 16 tie with FC Shakhtar Donetsk.

Shakhtar threat
Shakhtar dominated early on at the Luzhniki Stadium but could not find the target, and paid the price when Răzvan Raţ fouled Miloš Krasić inside the box and Vágner Love converted to claim his eleventh goal of this UEFA Cup campaign. The Ukrainian side will aim to turn the tables on their old Soviet Supreme League rivals in Donetsk a week tonight.

Akinfeev saves
The visitors were quickly on the attack with Răzvan Raţ forcing a fingertip save from Igor Akinfeev with a long-range shot in only the fourth minute. Fernandinho also tried his luck from distance but his effort sailed over the crossbar, and the Brazilian then missed from close range. Darijo Srna was next to threaten, shooting over before Fernandinho was once more found wanting. CSKA rarely got a sight of goal other than when Yuri Zhirkov, who like Dmytro Chygrynskiy will miss the second leg after picking up a booking in Moscow, headed over on 28 minutes. Luiz Adriano soon resumed normal service by going close at the opposite end as Akinfeev's goal continued to lead a charmed life.

CSKA edge
However, five minutes into the second half the 2004/05 UEFA Cup winners struck after Raţ felled Krasić. Vágner Love has missed nothing in this season's competition, and duly converted from the spot to move to within four goals of Jürgen Klinsmann's competition record of 15 goals in one campaign. Mircea Lucescu's Shakhtar side sought an immediate equaliser, Akinfeev holding Mykola Ischenko's header from a corner and Fernandinho nodding a Srna free-kick over. Alan Dzagoev and Georgi Schennikov both threatened on the counterattack for CSKA, but it was the visitors that looked the more likely scorers, the busy Akinfeev denying substitutes Willian and Marcelo Moreno as CSKA clung on.

Last updated: 12/03/09 23.35CET

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Lineups

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CSKA Moskva

shakhtar donetsk

Shakhtar Donetsk

35
AkinfeevIgor Akinfeev (GK) (C)
30
PyatovAndriy Pyatov (GK)
6
A. BerezutskiAleksei Berezutski
33
SrnaDarijo Srna (C)
24
V. BerezutskiVasili Berezutski
32
IshchenkoMykola Ishchenko
Yellow Card36
4
IgnashevichSergei Ignashevich
27
ChygrynskiyDmytro Chygrynskiy
Yellow Card18
42
SchennikovGeorgi Schennikov
26
RaţRăzvan Raţ
17
KrasićMiloš Krasić
Substitution89
11
IlsinhoIlsinho
Substitution67
2
ŠemberasDeividas Šemberas
4
DuljajIgor Duljaj
25
RahimićElvir Rahimić
Substitution46
8
JádsonJádson
Substitution85
18
ZhirkovYuri Zhirkov
Yellow Card66
Substitution70
3
HübschmanTomáš Hübschman
46
DzagoevAlan Dzagoev
7
FernandinhoFernandinho
Yellow Card26
9
Vágner LoveVágner Love
Yellow Card38
Goal50
17
Luiz AdrianoLuiz Adriano
Substitution72

Substitutes

33
PomazanEvgeni Pomazan (GK)
12
KhudzhamovRustam Khudzhamov (GK)
15
OdiahChidi Odiah
5
KucherOlexandr Kucher
50
GrigorievAnton Grigoriev
18
M. LewandowskiMariusz Lewandowski
11
MamaevPavel Mamaev
Substitution46
Yellow Card63
19
GaiOlexiy Gai
Substitution85
20
KaloudaLuboš Kalouda
Substitution89
22
WillianWillian
Substitution67
88
Caner ErkinCaner Erkin
Substitution70
21
GladkiyOlexandr Gladkiy
7
CarvalhoDaniel Carvalho
99
Marcelo MorenoMarcelo Moreno
Substitution72

Coach

Zico (BRA) Mircea Lucescu (ROU)

Referee

Nicola Rizzoli (ITA)

Assistant referees

Renato Faverani (ITA), Andrea Stefani (ITA)

Fourth official

Andrea Romeo (ITA)

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