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Anji beat Tromsø to consolidate second spot

Published: Thursday 7 November 2013, 22.59CET
Tromsø IL 0-1 FC Anji Makhachkala
The Russian side enjoyed the majority of the possession and were rewarded in the last minute of added time courtesy of Karlen Mkrtchyan.
Anji beat Tromsø to consolidate second spot
Abdul Razak almost found the net for Anji ©Getty Images
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Published: Thursday 7 November 2013, 22.59CET

Anji beat Tromsø to consolidate second spot

Tromsø IL 0-1 FC Anji Makhachkala
The Russian side enjoyed the majority of the possession and were rewarded in the last minute of added time courtesy of Karlen Mkrtchyan.

FC Anji Makhachkala are five points clear in second place in UEFA Europa Group K after leaving it late to win 1-0 at bottom club Tromsø IL.

Rooted to the foot of the Russia Premier League after failing to win any of their opening 15 matches, Anji put their domestic woes to one side with a spirited first-half display. Tromsø picked up the pace after the break but their qualification hopes evaporated at the death when Karlen Mkrtchyan poked in from close range, on a night when section leaders Tottenham Hotspur FC sealed their progress.

Less than two minutes were on the clock when Anji's Alexandru Epureanu directed a free header straight at goalkeeper Marcus Sahlman from Alan Gatagov's free-kick. The visitors' passing remained crisp and precise, busy midfielder Abdul Razak eliciting a fine save from Sahlman at his near post after skipping inside Tromsø defender Jarosław Fojut.

The start of the second half bore a striking resemblance to the first as Gadzhi Gadzhiev's team dictated the tempo while Tromsø defended in numbers. The hosts' resolve was almost broken shortly before the hour, Mkrtchyan combining with Razak and sending a left-footed shot narrowly past a post.

With that reprieve, the Norwegian outfit broke free from their defensive shackles. Thomas Bendiksen led the charge, lifting a through ball into the path of Steffen Nystrøm, who found the legs of Evgeni Pomazan after outstripping the Anji backline. That, however, was as good as it got for Tromsø, whose campaign took a definitive turn for the worse when Vadim Demidov eked out a cross from the left for Mkrtchyan to score.

Last updated: 09/11/13 0.05CET

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Lineups

tromsø

Tromsø

anji

Anji

1
SahlmanMarcus Sahlman (GK)
1
PomazanEvgeni Pomazan (GK)
3
FojutJarosław Fojut (C)
4
AngbwaBenoît Angbwa
9
NystrømSteffen Nystrøm
5
GrigalavaGia Grigalava
Yellow Card90+2
10
DrageThomas Drage
Substitution60
6
EpureanuAlexandru Epureanu
Yellow Card48
16
L. JohnsenLars Gunnar Johnsen
Yellow Card14
8
JucileiJucilei (C)
Yellow Card68
18
PritchardJosh Pritchard
10
GatagovAlan Gatagov
Substitution80
19
FrantzenWilliam Frantzen
14
SolomatinPavel Solomatin
Substitution57
23
AntonsenKent-Are Antonsen
15
DemidovVadim Demidov
25
ZakariHamza Zakari
Substitution66
16
MkrtchyanKarlen Mkrtchyan
Goal90+4
28
HelmkeHendrik Helmke
29
RazakAbdul Razak
Substitution77
30
EspejordRunar Espejord
Substitution78
37
EwertonEwerton

Substitutes

27
LekströmBenny Lekström (GK)
22
KerzhakovMikhail Kerzhakov (GK)
4
KristiansenRuben Kristiansen
3
GadzhibekovAli Gadzhibekov
5
MoldskredMorten Moldskred
Substitution66
7
AgalarovKamil Agalarov
6
СausevicAdnan Сausevic
20
SobolevVladimir Sobolev
Substitution77
8
BendiksenThomas Bendiksen
Substitution60
24
AdeleyeAyodele Adeleye
17
R. JohansenRemi Johansen
Substitution78
25
Ahmedov                       Odil Ahmedov
Substitution57
Yellow Card76
20
M. JohnsenMathias Johnsen
28
SerderovSerder Serderov
Substitution80

Coach

Steinar Nilsen (NOR) Gadzhi Gadzhiev (RUS)

Referee

Danny Makkelie (NED)

Assistant referees

Davie Goossens (NED), Bas van Dongen (NED)

Fourth official

Charles Schaap (NED)

Additional assistant referees

Kevin Blom (NED), Kamphuis Jochem (NED)

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