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Sheriff contain struggling Anji in Tiraspol

Published: Thursday 19 September 2013, 22.57CET
FC Sheriff 0-0 FC Anji Makhachkala
The hosts soaked up the first-half pressure before going close to victory themselves towards the end as Anji's winless run continued.
Sheriff contain struggling Anji in Tiraspol
Sheriff earned a point against Anji ©Boris Kharchenko
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Published: Thursday 19 September 2013, 22.57CET

Sheriff contain struggling Anji in Tiraspol

FC Sheriff 0-0 FC Anji Makhachkala
The hosts soaked up the first-half pressure before going close to victory themselves towards the end as Anji's winless run continued.

FC Sheriff held off a determined first-half effort from FC Anji Makhachkala before coming on strong in the second as the Group K spoils were shared in Tiraspol.

Some of the Russian visitors' approach play was as slick as the surface amid driving rain in the opening period, but Sheriff, and goalkeeper Vjekoslav Tomić in particular, held firm. The Moldovan outfit pushed Anji back after the interval and almost pinched it at the death, only for Ismail Isa to be denied by some last-ditch defending.

Anji went into the game seeking their first win of 2013/14 after eight games and it was they who made much of the running. Using the flanks and attacking with pace, they were soon camped in the Sheriff half, posing questions for Tomić. The goalkeeper almost always had an answer, though, never more so than when he dived to his left midway through the opening period to tip Nikita Burmistrov's free-kick around the post.

He was beaten when Islamnur Abdulavov met a Kamil Agalarov cross, but the 19-year-old headed just wide, and when Agalarov jinked in from the left just before the break, Tomić ought to have been silenced. The right-back failed to find either of the two players running into space through the middle, however. Even when the keeper fumbled the resulting corner, Marcel Metoua was on hand to hack clear.

Anji were superior despite the loss of Alexandru Epureanu and Lacina Traoré before the break, and it looked like being more of the same when Tomić denied Burmistrov soon after the restart. Instead, Sheriff, who warmed up for this by hitting seven at the weekend, grew in confidence and almost stole it at the end when Isa twice had shots blocked following an added-time corner. The wait goes on for Anji.

Last updated: 21/09/13 0.04CET

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Lineups

sheriff

Sheriff

anji

Anji

77
TomićVjekoslav Tomić (GK)
22
KerzhakovMikhail Kerzhakov (GK)
6
MelliMelli
3
GadzhibekovAli Gadzhibekov
11
RicardinhoRicardinho
Substitution54
4
AngbwaBenoît Angbwa
15
MetouaMarcel Metoua
6
EpureanuAlexandru Epureanu
Substitution25
19
FernandoFernando
Substitution90
7
AgalarovKamil Agalarov
Yellow Card37
20
CaduCadu
8
JucileiJucilei (C)
Yellow Card90+4
21
MoyalKobi Moyal
19
TraoréLacina Traoré
Substitution41
22
PayeDjibril Paye
Yellow Card40
24
AdeleyeAyodele Adeleye
Yellow Card90
26
SamardžićMiral Samardžić (C)
25
Ahmedov                       Odil Ahmedov
90
LuvannorLuvannor Henrique
81
BurmistrovNikita Burmistrov
99
JhulliamJhulliam
Substitution46
99
AbdulavovIslamnur Abdulavov
Substitution86

Substitutes

12
StajilaDmitri Stajila (GK)
1
PomazanEvgeni Pomazan (GK)
7
FurduiValentin Furdui
Substitution90
5
GrigalavaGia Grigalava
Substitution25
14
BalimaBenjamin Balima
Substitution54
10
GatagovAlan Gatagov
Substitution86
23
BolşacovAlexandr Bolşacov
14
SolomatinPavel Solomatin
Substitution41
Yellow Card85
29
IsaIsmail Isa
Substitution46
16
MkrtchyanKarlen Mkrtchyan
33
William CelestinoWilliam Celestino
28
SerderovSerder Serderov
89
A. PaşcencoAlexandru Paşcenco
37
EwertonEwerton

Coach

Veaceslav Rusnac (MDA) Andrii Gusin (UKR)

Referee

Alan Kelly (IRL)

Assistant referees

Dermot Broughton (IRL), Wayne McDonnell (IRL)

Fourth official

Emmet Dynan (IRL)

Additional assistant referees

Neil Doyle (IRL), Padraig Sutton (IRL)

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