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Beşiktaş win in Sofia to sail into knockout stages

Published: Thursday 2 December 2010, 20.50CET
PFC CSKA Sofia 1-2 Beşiktaş JK
Bernd Schuster's side are assured of their place in the round of 32 after a victory which ended their opponents' chances.
Beşiktaş win in Sofia to sail into knockout stages
Filip Hološko takes the plaudits after doubling Beşiktaş's lead ©Getty Images

Match statistics

CSKA SofiaBeşiktaş

Goals scored1
 
2
Attempts on target6
 
5
Attempts off target4
 
2
Corners6
 
7
Offsides3
 
3
Fouls committed14
 
15
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 2 December 2010, 20.50CET

Beşiktaş win in Sofia to sail into knockout stages

PFC CSKA Sofia 1-2 Beşiktaş JK
Bernd Schuster's side are assured of their place in the round of 32 after a victory which ended their opponents' chances.

Beşiktaş JK beat PFC CSKA Sofia 2-1 to book a place in the UEFA Europa League round of 32 and end their opponents' hopes of qualifying.

Bernd Schuster's side knew victory would assure them of a top-two berth in Group L and always looked capable of going up a gear if goals were not forthcoming. They were after half-time, though, Tomáš Zápotočný and Filip Hološko doing the damage to leave CSKA bottom of the section despite Cillian Sheridan's consolation four minutes after entering the fray.

Beşiktaş's Matchday 1 win came via Fabian Ernst's header and the German midfielder had an early chance to pick up in Sofia from where he left off in Istanbul, Raïs M'Bolhi turning his shot behind with minimum fuss. Though the dominant visitors' patience was understandable, their hosts' looked to be wearing thin.

Restricted to only a speculative Alexandar Tonev strike until the half's penultimate minute, Sasho Hristov's side then spurned as clear an opportunity as any that had gone before. Spas Delev, having shown a clean pair of heels to the Beşiktaş defence, should have at least tested Cenk Gönen. With half-time in sight, he was finally forced into action to repel Michel's fierce strike.

CSKA failed to take any momentum into the second half, however, and found themselves facing a greater struggle just before the hour, Zápotočný's free header leaving M'Bolhi with no chance. The home custodian looked to have the odds equally stacked against him soon after but somehow tipped Ali Küçik's drive over.

M'Bolhi's fortunes soon took a turn for worse when he slipped while in possession and Hološko stroked into the empty net for a decisive second. Sheridan came off the bench and scored a copycat of Zápotočny's opener but it was not enough.

Last updated: 04/12/10 0.04CET

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Lineups

cska sofia

CSKA Sofia

beşiktaş

Beşiktaş

92
M'BolhiRaïs M'Bolhi (GK)
99
Cenk GönenCenk Gönen (GK)
Substitution46
2
VidanovPavel Vidanov
3
İsmail Köybaşıİsmail Köybaşı
Yellow Card27
4
K. StoyanovKostadin Stoyanov
9
HilbertRoberto Hilbert
Yellow Card84
5
YanchevTodor Yanchev (C)
Yellow Card58
11
Mert NobreMert Nobre (C)
Substitution46
7
DelevSpas Delev
14
GutiGuti
18
GalchevBoris Galchev
Substitution74
15
Rodrigo TabataRodrigo Tabata
Substitution76
24
TonevAlexandar Tonev
Substitution75
22
Ersan GülümErsan Gülüm
25
MinevYordan Minev
23
HološkoFilip Hološko
Goal64
28
MarquinhosMarcos Marquinhos
28
ErnstFabian Ernst
30
GrilloFabrizio Grillo
30
ZápotočnýTomáš Zápotočný
Goal59
32
MichelMichel
55
Mehmet AurélioMehmet Aurélio

Substitutes

1
ChavdarovZdravko Chavdarov (GK)
21
Hakan ArıkanHakan Arıkan (GK)
Substitution46
8
TrifonovRumen Trifonov
90
Umut KayaUmut Kaya (GK)
9
SaidhodzhaDormushali Saidhodzha
7
QuaresmaRicardo Quaresma
14
IlievDimitar Iliev
18
Necip UysalNecip Uysal
Substitution76
21
Yanev Kosta Yanev
Substitution74
Yellow Card86
19
İbrahim Üzülmezİbrahim Üzülmez
26
SheridanCillian Sheridan
Substitution75
Goal79
37
Ali KüçikAli Küçik
Substitution46
27
DechevMartin Dechev
44
Erhan GüvenErhan Güven

Coach

Sasho Hristov (BUL) Bernd Schuster (GER)

Referee

Tom Harald Hagen (NOR)

Assistant referees

Frank Andås (NOR), Svein Inge Wiken (NOR)

Fourth official

Kristoffer Helgerud (NOR)

Additional assistant referees

Svein-Erik Edvartsen (NOR), Dag Vidar Hafsås (NOR)

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