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Anji off the mark with Tromsø success

Published: Thursday 24 October 2013, 19.52CET
FC Anji Makhachkala 1-0 Tromsø IL
Nikita Burmistrov's 19th-minute effort steered the Russian outfit to their first victory in UEFA Europa League Group K.
Anji off the mark with Tromsø success
Nikita Burmistrov shows his delight after scoring Anji's winner ©AFP
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Published: Thursday 24 October 2013, 19.52CET

Anji off the mark with Tromsø success

FC Anji Makhachkala 1-0 Tromsø IL
Nikita Burmistrov's 19th-minute effort steered the Russian outfit to their first victory in UEFA Europa League Group K.

FC Anji Makhachkala registered their first three points in UEFA Europa League Group K by edging Tromsø IL 1-0.

Goalless in their opening two fixtures, the hosts broke their duck after 19 minutes courtesy of Nikita Burmistrov. His strike would prove decisive, too, as Tromsø – bottom of the section with one point – struggled to create enough chances to salvage a draw.

Having gone 17 games in all competitions without success, Gadzhi Gadzhiev's youthful side could have been forgiven a hint of trepidation. There was not a glimmer, however, as they constructed an early wave of intelligent moves. Burmistrov was the beneficiary, taking receipt of Odil Ahmedov's incisive through ball and finishing unerringly beyond Benny Lekström.

The visitors struggled for rhythm throughout but were almost gifted a way back into the match when Benoît Angbwa conceded possession on the edge of the area and Thomas Bendiksen hit a post with a sweetly struck shot. There was no let-up at the other end, meanwhile, goalkeeper Lekström reacting quickly to tip Ahmedov's deflected free-kick over before Angbwa rattled the woodwork.

The same player came inside onto his left foot and fired narrowly beyond a post as Anji continued to assert their authority after the interval. Midfielder Abdul Razak then concluded a mazy run by slashing wide, yet the second goal they craved was not forthcoming.

Last updated: 26/10/13 0.02CET

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Lineups

anji

Anji

tromsø

Tromsø

22
KerzhakovMikhail Kerzhakov (GK)
27
LekströmBenny Lekström (GK)
2
EschenkoAndrei Eschenko
3
FojutJarosław Fojut
4
AngbwaBenoît Angbwa
4
KristiansenRuben Kristiansen
8
JucileiJucilei (C)
Yellow Card62
6
СausevicAdnan Сausevic
10
GatagovAlan Gatagov
Substitution62
Yellow Card90+5
8
BendiksenThomas Bendiksen (C)
14
SolomatinPavel Solomatin
9
NystrømSteffen Nystrøm
24
AdeleyeAyodele Adeleye
10
DrageThomas Drage
Substitution75
25
Ahmedov                       Odil Ahmedov
13
OndrášekZdeněk Ondrášek
Substitution46
29
RazakAbdul Razak
Substitution90
14
NorbyeHans Norbye
37
EwertonEwerton
17
R. JohansenRemi Johansen
Substitution58
81
BurmistrovNikita Burmistrov
Goal19
Substitution83
28
HelmkeHendrik Helmke
Yellow Card56

Substitutes

1
PomazanEvgeni Pomazan (GK)
1
SahlmanMarcus Sahlman (GK)
3
GadzhibekovAli Gadzhibekov
Substitution83
5
MoldskredMorten Moldskred
Substitution46
7
AgalarovKamil Agalarov
Substitution62
7
KoppinenMiika Koppinen
13
TagirbekovRasim Tagirbekov
15
AndersenMagnus Andersen
15
DemidovVadim Demidov
16
L. JohnsenLars Gunnar Johnsen
28
SerderovSerder Serderov
23
AntonsenKent-Are Antonsen
Substitution58
Yellow Card90+1
99
AbdulavovIslamnur Abdulavov
Substitution90
30
EspejordRunar Espejord
Substitution75

Coach

Gadzhi Gadzhiev (RUS) Steinar Nilsen (NOR)

Referee

Gediminas Mažeika (LTU)

Assistant referees

Vytautas Šimkus (LTU), Saulius Dirda (LTU)

Fourth official

Vytenis Kazlauskas (LTU)

Additional assistant referees

Sergejus Slyva (LTU), Jurij Paškovskij (LTU)

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