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Kamara clicks to reel in CSKA Sofia

Published: Thursday 17 September 2009, 22.45CET
PFC CSKA Sofia 1-1 Fulham FC
A cool finish from Diomansy Kamara cancelled out a debut goal from Michel to earn the English visitors a Group E point.
Kamara clicks to reel in CSKA Sofia
Diomansy Kamara (left) celebrates Fulham's equaliser ©Getty Images

Match statistics

CSKA SofiaFulham

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target9
 
6
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners8
 
1
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed10
 
10
Yellow cards3
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 17 September 2009, 22.45CET

Kamara clicks to reel in CSKA Sofia

PFC CSKA Sofia 1-1 Fulham FC
A cool finish from Diomansy Kamara cancelled out a debut goal from Michel to earn the English visitors a Group E point.

A cool finish from Diomansy Kamara cancelled out a debut goal from Michel and ensured Fulham FC took a point from their UEFA Europa League Group E visit to PFC CSKA Sofia.

Quick equaliser
Following an uneventful first half, Michel – a recent signing from PFC Chernomorets Burgas – capped a lively start to the second period for CSKA with a neat strike after 62 minutes. However, no sooner had the celebrations of the home crowd died down then the Londoners were level thanks to Kamara, who lured goalkeeper Ivan Karadzhov out of his area and slid the ball in from a difficult angle.

Noisy surroundings
There home support reached a crescendo at the Vasil Levski National Stadium as the game got under way and Viktors Morozs would have further ramped up the decibel levels inside two minutes had he connected with Ivan Stoyanov's inswinging delivery. Save for that early warning there was little to concern the Premier League outfit, whose first attempt on goal arrived ten minutes before the break when Christopher Smalling headed a corner over the crossbar.

Greening effort
At the other end Stoyanov forced David Stockdale into a save at his near post, but it was the Cottagers who ended the half in the ascendency as Jonathan Greening cut the ball back for Simon Davies to fire straight at Karadzhov. CSKA introduced Marquinhos at the break and, having delivered two teasing crosses into the area, the Brazilian chested the ball off for his compatriot Michel to hook the ball past Stockdale from the edge of the area.

Kamara goal
The lead lasted all of three minutes, though, as Kamara beat Karadzhov and kept his composure to slide the ball into the unguarded net. Luboslav Penev's charges immediately went about regaining the lead and only the quick reflexes of Stockdale denied Yordan Todorov after Marquinhos had driven the ball across goal.

Last updated: 18/09/09 1.27CET

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Lineups

cska sofia

CSKA Sofia

fulham

Fulham

12
KaradzhovIvan Karadzhov (GK)
12
StockdaleDavid Stockdale (GK)
4
K. StoyanovKostadin Stoyanov
2
KellyStephen Kelly
5
YanchevTodor Yanchev (C)
4
PantsilJohn Pantsil
6
KotevKiril Kotev
6
BairdChris Baird
15
IvanovIvan Ivanov
10
NevlandErik Nevland
21
Yanev Kosta Yanev
Substitution78
11
GeraZoltán Gera
30
Y. TodorovYordan Todorov
15
KamaraDiomansy Kamara
Goal65
Yellow Card89
32
MorozsViktors Morozs
Substitution46
17
Bjørn Helge RiiseBjørn Helge Riise
52
Y. MinevYordan Minev
Yellow Card30
26
SmallingChris Smalling
Yellow Card47
73
I. StoyanovIvan Stoyanov
Substitution54
27
GreeningJonathan Greening
Yellow Card23
77
DelevSpas Delev
29
DaviesSimon Davies (C)

Substitutes

27
I. PetrovIvailo Petrov (GK)
19
ZuberbühlerPascal Zuberbühler (GK)
2
VidanovPavel Vidanov
28
Watts Adam Watts
7
ManchevVladimir Manchev
Substitution78
31
SaundersMatthew Saunders
8
TimonovTodor Timonov
36
AndersonJoe Anderson
13
BranekovAleksandar Branekov
40
UwezuMichael Uwezu
22
MichelMichel
Substitution54
Goal62
Yellow Card90
44
Marsh-BrownKeanu Marsh-Brown
28
MarquinhosMarcos Marquinhos
Substitution46
Yellow Card90+3
45
SmithAlex Smith

Coach

Luboslav Penev (BUL) Roy Hodgson (ENG)

Referee

Darko Čeferin (SVN)

Assistant referees

Andrej Kokolj (SVN), Bojan Ul (SVN)

Fourth official

Gregor Gostencnik (SVN)

Additional assistant referees

Matej Jug (SVN), Dragoslav Perič (SVN)

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