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Anji indebted to nerveless Eto'o

Published: Thursday 4 October 2012, 19.55CET
FC Anji Makhachkala 2-0 BSC Young Boys
Two second-half Samuel Eto'o goals maintained the Russian side's unbeaten run in the competition this term.
Anji indebted to nerveless Eto'o
Anji's Lassana Diarra competes with Young Boys' Christian Schneuwly ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

AnjiYoung Boys

Goals scored2
 
0
Attempts on target2
 
1
Attempts off target8
 
5
Corners6
 
4
Offsides1
 
1
Fouls committed17
 
22
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 24/10/2012 05:29 CET

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Published: Thursday 4 October 2012, 19.55CET

Anji indebted to nerveless Eto'o

FC Anji Makhachkala 2-0 BSC Young Boys
Two second-half Samuel Eto'o goals maintained the Russian side's unbeaten run in the competition this term.

FC Anji Makhachkala continued their impressive form in this season's UEFA Europa League with a 2-0 victory against BSC Young Boys.

The home side extended their unbeaten European run this term to seven games by drawing 1-1 at Udinese Calcio last time out and they prolonged that streak thanks to a Samuel Eto'o double. The Cameroonian forward struck twice in the second half to down the Swiss visitors, who had appeared the more likely to score in the first hour.

Young Boys were eager to make amends for their 5-3 home humbling by Liverpool FC on matchday one and were comfortably in the ascendancy in the formative stages. Their positive opening was nearly rewarded with the opening goal after seven minutes when Alain Nef headed Moreno Costanzo's corner on target, Oleg Shatov stretching to clear off the line.

The Eagles had to wait 17 minutes for their first significant foray forward, in contrast, but João Carlos blazed over and Guus Hiddink's men remained on the back foot. Indeed, a flowing Young Boys move almost prised the opener before the half-hour, only for a wrong-footed Vladimir Gabulov to deny Jan Lecjaks with an outstretched boot, before João Carlos and Christopher Samba glanced opportunities wide for the hosts.

The Yellow and Blacks maintained their rhythm after the interval, with Gonzalo Zárate firing the first warning shot over. However, the Argentinian's input at the other end then culminated in the breakthrough as his handball from Yuri Zhirkov's cross enabled Eto'o to roll in the opening goal from the penalty spot.

The striker almost made it two shortly afterwards only to plant a free header over the upright. Nef rued a similar spurning when he should have levelled, and Juhani Ojala also nodded wide when well-placed as Martin Rueda's charges betrayed a lack of composure. Eto'o had no such worries in the final minute, though, sealing the result by converting Shatov's cross.

Last updated: 06/10/12 0.12CET

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Lineups

anji

Anji

young boys

Young Boys

1
GabulovVladimir Gabulov (GK)
1
WölfliMarco Wölfli (GK) (C)
4
SambaChristopher Samba
Yellow Card59
3
OjalaJuhani Ojala
5
João CarlosJoão Carlos
Substitution78
4
NefAlain Nef
6
BoussoufaMbark Boussoufa
7
VitkieviezMatías Vitkieviez
Substitution77
7
AgalarovKamil Agalarov
9
BobadillaRaúl Bobadilla
8
JucileiJucilei
10
CostanzoMoreno Costanzo
Yellow Card88
9
Eto'oSamuel Eto'o (C)
Goal62
Goal90
13
ZverotićElsad Zverotić
13
TagirbekovRasim Tagirbekov
Yellow Card5
Substitution17
14
C. SchneuwlyChristian Schneuwly
Substitution67
14
ShatovOleg Shatov
19
ZárateGonzalo Zárate
Substitution67
19
TraoréLacina Traoré
Substitution63
22
VeškovacDušan Veškovac
85
L. DiarraLassana Diarra
33
LecjaksJan Lecjaks

Substitutes

27
DzhenetovMekhti Dzhenetov (GK)
27
BenitoIvan Benito (GK)
10
LahiyalovShamil Lahiyalov
2
González                      Alexander González
Substitution77
15
LogashovArseni Logashov
16
RaimondiMario Raimondi
16
Carcela-GonzálezMehdi Carcela-González
Substitution63
Yellow Card85
20
FreyMichael Frey
Substitution67
Yellow Card84
18
ZhirkovYuri Zhirkov
Substitution17
23
SutterScott Sutter
20
SmolovFedor Smolov
29
NuzzoloRaphael Nuzzolo
Substitution67
21
G. GabulovGeorgi Gabulov
Substitution78
32
BertoneLeonardo Bertone

Coach

Guus Hiddink (NED) Martin Rueda (SUI)

Referee

Felix Zwayer (GER)

Assistant referees

Markus Häcker (GER), Detlef Scheppe (GER)

Fourth official

René Kunsleben (GER)

Additional assistant referees

Marco Fritz (GER), Guido Winkmann (GER)

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