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Group stage - Group K

Anji - Sheriff
1-1
 

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Epureanu returns to haunt Sheriff as Anji advance

Published: Thursday 28 November 2013, 19.56CET
FC Anji Makhachkala 1-1 FC Sheriff
Alexandru Epureanu struck against his former club to cancel out Ismail Isa's opener and ensure Anji will finish second in Group K.
Epureanu returns to haunt Sheriff as Anji advance
Sheriff's Fernando (left) in action against Odil Ahmedov of Anji ©Sergey Sokolov
 

Match statistics

Anji
Sheriff

1

Goals scored

1

50

Possession (%)

50

8

Total attempts

9

2

on target

4

5

off target

4

1

blocked

1

0

against woodwork

0

7

Corners

4

1

Offsides

0

3

Yellow cards

4

0

Red Cards

1

9

Fouls committed

14

13

Fouls suffered

9

390

Passes

385

266

completed

274

Lineups

anji

Anji

sheriff

Sheriff

22M. Kerzhakov (GK)77Tomić (GK)
5Grigalava11Ricardinho
Yellow Card89
Red Card90+3
6Epureanu
Goal58
Substitution58
14Balima
7Agalarov
Yellow Card69
15Metoua
20Sobolev
Substitution84
20Cadu
24Adeleye
Yellow Card85
21Moyal
25Ahmedov (C)
Yellow Card66
22Paye
28Serderov
Substitution57
26Samardžić (C)
37Ewerton29Isa
Goal53
Yellow Card53
81Burmistrov88Stanojević
Substitution76
87Maximov90Luvannor
Yellow Card46

Substitutes

1Pomazan (GK)12Stajila (GK)
2Eschenko
Substitution84
7Furdui
10Gatagov16Paireli
13Tagirbekov33William Celestino
14Solomatin
Substitution57
89A. Paşcenco
16K. Mkrtchyan
Substitution58
99Jhulliam
Substitution76
99Abdulavov

Coaches

Gadzhi Gadzhiev (RUS) Veaceslav Rusnac (MDA)

Referee

Libor Kovařik (CZE)

Press kits

Last updated: 28/11/2013 20:28 CET

Standings

Last updated: 29/11/2013 01:06 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
  
Published: Thursday 28 November 2013, 19.56CET

Epureanu returns to haunt Sheriff as Anji advance

FC Anji Makhachkala 1-1 FC Sheriff
Alexandru Epureanu struck against his former club to cancel out Ismail Isa's opener and ensure Anji will finish second in Group K.

FC Anji Makhachkala made sure of second place in UEFA Europa League Group K, Alexandru Epureanu scoring against former club FC Sheriff to end the Moldovan side's challenge.

Sheriff kicked off five points behind their Russian hosts but took a step towards the win that would have kept alive their hopes when Ismail Isa volleyed in early in the second period. Epureanu, who won three league titles with Sheriff between 2004 and 2007, soon equalised, however, and that proved enough for Anji to finish runners-up to Tottenham Hotspur FC in the section.

The visitors had started positively and might have broken through within two minutes as Cadu found space on the edge of the penalty area, Mikhail Kerzhakov turning the shot over. The best early chance came at the other end, Vladimir Sobolev racing clear before prodding wide, though the half ended as it had begun, with Sheriff denied by Kerzhakov, who charged off his line to block Kobi Moyal's effort.

The goalkeeper was helpless seven minutes after half-time, though, Benjamin Balima's searching right-wing cross finding Isa ahead of his marker to volley in. The lead lasted just six minutes; Nikita Burmistrov delivered a corner from the right and Epureanu peeled away at the far post to beat Vjekoslav Tomić with a looping header.

Sheriff refused to buckle, Kerzhakov again coming to Anji's rescue after Balima had met Cadu's free-kick. Anji nearly caught their guests on the break as substitute Pavel Solomatin sprinted through only to finish wildly. There was still one last scare when Sheriff's Ricardinho – dismissed for a second booking in the final seconds – sent in a dangerous centre, but Jhulliam passed up the opportunity and Anji were through.

Last updated: 30/11/13 0.02CET

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