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Anji march on as Udinese bow out

Published: Thursday 22 November 2012, 19.48CET
FC Anji Makhachkala 2-0 Udinese Calcio
The Russian team qualified for the round of 32 and eliminated their visitors courtesy of goals from Christopher Samba and Samuel Eto'o.
by Richard van Poortvliet
from Stadion Lokomotiv

Match statistics

AnjiUdinese

Goals scored2
 
0
Attempts on target4
 
2
Attempts off target5
 
1
Corners11
 
2
Offsides2
 
4
Fouls committed16
 
17
Yellow cards2
 
4
Red Cards0
1

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Last updated: 24/11/2012 16:00 CET

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Published: Thursday 22 November 2012, 19.48CET

Anji march on as Udinese bow out

FC Anji Makhachkala 2-0 Udinese Calcio
The Russian team qualified for the round of 32 and eliminated their visitors courtesy of goals from Christopher Samba and Samuel Eto'o.

FC Anji Makhachkala have qualified for the UEFA Europa League round of 32 thanks to a 2-0 victory in Moscow that ended Udinese Calcio's hopes of advancing.

It was a game of few chances and Anji were frustrated for long periods by the Serie A visitors' resolute defence. However, two second-half goals in the space of four minutes from Christopher Samba and Samuel Eto'o gave them the points they needed to stamp their ticket to the knockout phase. Even if they lose at BSC Young Boys on matchday six and end level on ten points with the Swiss club and Liverpool FC, their head-to-head record against those sides will carry them through.

Although a victory was all Guus Hiddink's side required to progress, the Dagestan outfit made a slow start, finding it tough to penetrate Udinese's well-organised rearguard. That said, the hosts perhaps ought to have taken the lead after just 12 minutes. The lively Yuri Zhirkov burst down the left and produced an inviting cross for Oleg Shatov, whose sweetly struck left-footed effort was tipped onto the crossbar in spectacular fashion by Željko Brkić.

The best opportunity Udinese could muster came courtesy of Antonio Di Natale. Pablo Armero swung in an inviting centre, yet the Italian international could not get any power behind his header, which was comfortably saved by Vladimir Gabulov. The game was in desperate need of a goal and, with 18 minutes to go, Samba duly obliged.

Anji had not had much success from their numerous corners, yet on this occasion Mbark Boussoufa picked out the 28-year-old and watched as his team-mate nodded in unchallenged. Three minutes later, the Premier-Liga club doubled their advantage. Eto'o had failed to make much of an impact on proceedings, but the Anji captain raced clear and, just as he looked set to shoot with his left, turned inside to send a calm right-footed finish past Brkić.

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Lineups

anji

Anji

udinese

Udinese

1
GabulovVladimir Gabulov (GK)
1
BrkićŽeljko Brkić (GK)
4
SambaChristopher Samba
Goal72
Substitution87
5
DaniloDanilo
5
João CarlosJoão Carlos
6
FaraoniMarco Faraoni
Substitution57
6
BoussoufaMbark Boussoufa
Yellow Card88
7
BaduEmmanuel Badu
8
JucileiJucilei
10
Di NataleAntonio Di Natale (C)
Yellow Card66
9
Eto'oSamuel Eto'o (C)
Goal75
11
DomizziMaurizio Domizzi
Yellow Card80
13
TagirbekovRasim Tagirbekov
27
ArmeroPablo Armero
Substitution71
14
ShatovOleg Shatov
31
FabbriniDiego Fabbrini
15
LogashovArseni Logashov
37
PereyraRoberto Pereyra
16
Carcela-GonzálezMehdi Carcela-González
Substitution68
75
HeurtauxThomas Heurtaux
18
ZhirkovYuri Zhirkov
Yellow Card79
88
WilliansWillians
Yellow Card45
Red Card80

Substitutes

22
PomazanEvgeni Pomazan (GK)
25
PadelliDaniele Padelli (GK)
3
GadzhibekovAli Gadzhibekov
8
BastaDušan Basta
Substitution57
Substitution76
7
AgalarovKamil Agalarov
13
RanégieMathias Ranégie
Substitution76
10
LahiyalovShamil Lahiyalov
Substitution87
16
CodaAndrea Coda
17
MuhammadSharif Muhammad
26
PasqualeGiovanni Pasquale
Substitution71
19
TraoréLacina Traoré
Substitution68
43
MarsuraDavide Marsura
81
BurmistrovNikita Burmistrov
49
ReinthalerMax Reinthaler

Coach

Guus Hiddink (NED) Francesco Guidolin (ITA)

Referee

Serge Gumienny (BEL)

Assistant referees

Walter Vromans (BEL), Yves De Neve (BEL)

Fourth official

Kristof Meers (BEL)

Additional assistant referees

Luc Wouters (BEL), Alexandre Boucaut (BEL)

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