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CSKA Sofia off and running after Rapid triumph

Published: Thursday 4 November 2010, 22.50CET
SK Rapid Wien 1-2 PFC CSKA Sofia
The visitors had not scored or recorded a point in Group L at kick-off but left  Austria with their qualification hopes very much alive.
CSKA Sofia off and running after Rapid triumph
Marquinhos (right) gestures to the CSKA fans after scoring his side's second goal ©Getty Images

Match statistics

Rapid WienCSKA Sofia

Goals scored1
 
2
Attempts on target6
 
3
Attempts off target7
 
3
Corners9
 
0
Offsides3
 
1
Fouls committed12
 
24
Yellow cards2
 
6
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 4 November 2010, 22.50CET

CSKA Sofia off and running after Rapid triumph

SK Rapid Wien 1-2 PFC CSKA Sofia
The visitors had not scored or recorded a point in Group L at kick-off but left  Austria with their qualification hopes very much alive.

Marquinhos scored the winner midway through the second half as PFC CSKA Sofia defeated SK Rapid Wien to keep their hopes of a place in the UEFA Europa League round of 32 alive.

Arriving on the back of three successive defeats in Group L and having not scored in the competition since the play-offs, the visitors took the lead five minutes into the second half through Todor Yanchev. Though Hamdi Salihi swiftly levelled from the spot, Marquinhos restored CSKA's advantage soon after, leaving the Army Men four points behind second-placed Beşiktaş JK with two matches remaining.

Missing their two goalscorers − Jan Vennegoor and Steffen Hofmann − from the 2-0 victory in Bulgaria a fortnight ago, Rapid hit the woodwork on eight minutes when Yasin Pehlivan adroitly turned Veli Kavlak's short corner on to the crossbar. Kavlak then rifled in a low shot which Raïs M'Bolhi turned away, before CSKA came within a post's width of scoring their first goal of the group stage.

Alexandar Tonev had the effort, unleashing a dipping shot from some 30 metres which crashed back off Raimund Hedl's right-hand upright. The elusive goal finally arrived in the 50th minute, however, and in some style; Marquinhos chested down Michel's pass on the edge of the area for Yanchev to power past Hedl.

Any designs the visitors had on taking all three points were soon being reassessed when Salihi stroked in a spot kick six minutes later, awarded after Giuseppe Aquaro hauled down Atdhe Nuhiu. Having drawn level, Rapid contributed to their own downfall midway through the half, as the pendulum swung back CSKA's way.

A long clearance downfield looked nothing more than hopeful until Mario Sonnleitner let the ball bounce and Marquinhos stole in. With Hedl still to beat, CSKA's No28 lifted the ball over the advancing goalkeeper and stroked in the 300th goal Rapid have conceded in UEFA competition.

Last updated: 18/10/13 3.00CET

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Lineups

rapid wien

Rapid Wien

cska sofia

CSKA Sofia

1
HedlRaimund Hedl (GK)
92
M'BolhiRaïs M'Bolhi (GK)
6
SonnleitnerMario Sonnleitner (GK)
4
K. StoyanovKostadin Stoyanov
Yellow Card90+1
8
HeikkinenMarkus Heikkinen (C)
5
YanchevTodor Yanchev (C)
Goal50
Yellow Card51
9
SalihiHamdi Salihi
Goal56
6
AquaroGiuseppe Aquaro
Yellow Card59
14
KatzerMarkus Katzer
Substitution68
8
TrifonovRumen Trifonov
Substitution88
15
NuhiuAtdhe Nuhiu
Substitution68
18
GalchevBoris Galchev
Yellow Card90+2
17
Veli KavlakVeli Kavlak
24
TonevAlexandar Tonev
Substitution90+3
19
DrazanChristopher Drazan
Yellow Card67
25
Y. MinevYordan Minev
22
SomaRagnvald Soma
28
MarquinhosMarcos Marquinhos
Goal64
Yellow Card77
25
Tanju KayhanTanju Kayhan
29
NelsonGregory Nelson
Yellow Card39
Substitution82
35
Yasin PehlivanYasin Pehlivan
Yellow Card77
Substitution82
32
MichelMichel

Substitutes

30
Königshofer Lukas Königshofer (GK)
1
ChavdarovZdravko Chavdarov (GK)
3
PatockaJürgen Patocka
7
DelevSpas Delev
Substitution82
7
KulovitsStefan Kulovits
21
Yanev Kosta Yanev
Substitution90+3
20
GartlerRené Gartler
Substitution68
22
EspositoMarco Esposito
21
SaurerChristoph Saurer
23
WilliamTiero William
23
DoberAndreas Dober
Substitution82
26
SheridanCillian Sheridan
28
TrimmelChristopher Trimmel
Substitution68
30
GrilloFabrizio Grillo
Substitution88

Coach

Peter Pacult (AUT) Sasho Hristov (BUL)

Referee

Lee Evans (WAL)

Assistant referees

Philip Thomas (WAL), Edward King (WAL)

Fourth official

Mark Whitby (WAL)

Additional assistant referees

John Dean (WAL), Kevin Morgan (WAL)

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