Tuesday November 22, 2011 Group Stage: Group B Finished Luzhniki

CSKA Moscow 0 - 2 Lille OSC

  • Berezutsky 49’ (o.g.)
  • Sow 64’

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  1. Lille cruise past CSKA

    Lille cruise past CSKA

    Lille cruised past a sluggish CSKA Moscow to record an important 2-0 win in their Champions League Group B clash at the Luzhniki Stadium. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • CSKA Moscow
    • Lille OSC
    • 90+3' The full-time whistle goes at the Luzhniki Stadium, and Lille have clinched a superb 2-0 victory over a sluggish CSKA Moscow, with an own goal from Berezutski and a simple finish from Sow ensuring the win! Lille have sealed a very fine win. Thanks for joining us.
    • 90+2' Lille continue to stroke the ball around superbly, and it has been a consummate display from the French side.
    • 91' The first of three minutes of added time sees Lille haul off Hazard, with Tulio De Melo coming on in his place. He's played superbly!
    • 89' Payet comes on to replace the excellent Cole, who gets a big pat on the back and a handshake from his manager Garcia.
    • 87' Serderov is introduced as Cauna makes way for CSKA, and the home fans are very disgruntled.
    • 85' Oliseh concedes a free kick for a bad foul on Beria, but the referee lets this one slide in terms of brandishing any cards.
    • 84' Lille are shutting up shop now with good possession of the ball, and the French side are cruising.
    • 82' Lille pass the ball around at the back patiently, and the French side are in no rush whatsoever.
    • 81' Cole keeps the ball superbly out on the left, before he is scythed down by Nababkin, and that's a painful one! Nababkin is booked, and rightly so.
    • 80' Lille are harrying the ball superbly as CSKA stroke the ball around, but it's all very sluggish from the hosts.
    • 79' Hazard's footwork is mesmeric as he skips between three challenges, but Jeleri is caught offside.
    • 77' Hazard whips over another devilish free kick, but this time CSKA head the ball clear through Nababkin.
    • 75' Schennikov replaces Ignashevich, and CSKA make their first change as a direct response.
    • 74' Sow makes way as Garcia introduces Jelen, and that is Lille's first change.
    • 73' Hazard is slipped in on goal as Chedjou rolls the ball to the side of a static CSKA defence, and the Belgian should score but drives his shot into the side netting!
    • 71' Mamaev is booked as he fouls Hazard, and the Belgian continues to cause all sorts of problems.
    • 69' Landreau makes a very fine save as Cauna unleashes a fierce effort from range, and it was destined for the bottom corner!
    • 67' Sow continues to cause havoc as he bundles his way into the CSKA box once more, but this time the hosts mark him well.
    • 65' Lille are continuing to dictate the play, and the French side are dominating the possession.
    • 63' GOAL!!!!! LILLE DOUBLE THEIR LEAD! Hazard plays an audacious dinked through ball into the path of Cole, who beats Gabulov but not the near post, with Sow able to tap home from close range!
    • 61' Landreau does superbly to claim a high ball in his box in commanding fashion, before distributing the ball out to Chedjou.
    • 60' Debuchy is booked for a cynical challenge on Dzagoev, and that tug was certainly worthy of a yellow.
    • 59' Debuchy clears the visitors' lines as CSKA look to put the French side under pressure.
    • 57' Oliseh is playing wide on the right, but Slutski is imploring him to advance more centrally.
    • 55' CSKA had not conceded any goals in their last two CL games, the last time they kept three consecutive clean sheets in this competition was in November 2006. They will not today.
    • 54' The crowd are very disappointed as Love slams a wild shot wide of the near post, and that was a tame effort.
    • 52' Rozehnal bundles over Dzagoev, and he is promptly booked which means he will miss the next match.
    • 51' CSKA enjoy a good sustained spell of possession in the Lille half, but the hosts are not managing to create anything.
    • 49' GOAL!!!! BEREZUTSKI SCORES AN OWN-GOAL! Lille are deservedly in front as Sow bundles his way through on goal, only for Berezutski to loop the ball over Gabulov with an inadvertent flick under pressure!
    • 47' Slutski and Garcia are already out on the touchline waving frantically at their players.
    • 46' The second half is underway, and CSKA restart with a great deal more urgency and intensity than they finished the first.
    • 45+1' The half-time whistle goes at the Luzhniki Stadium, and Lille have been the better side but have nothing to show for their efforts thus far with the scoreline goalless. What do you predict for the second half? Will Hazard get on the scoresheet?
    • 45' Sow is bundled over inside the CSKA box as a through ball from Cole picks him out, and it's frustrating for Lille.
    • 43' Hazard continues to dictate the play in the final third, but the hosts are defending stoutly.
    • 41' Lille continue to dominate in the midfield, and the French side certainly have the upper hand.
    • 40' CSKA stroke the ball around at the back patiently, and the hosts really need to get a grip of this match.
    • 39' What a chance! Ignashevich hauls down Sow, but referee Pavel Kralovec does not give a penalty rather inexplicably, and even more remarkably Beria fails to convert from close range as the ball breaks loose!
    • 37' Debuchy makes another stunning run down the right, and he really should pick out Sow.
    • 36' Referee Kralovec is taking a very petulant approach at the moment, and three quick set pieces slow up the play.
    • 35' Lille have enjoyed 57 per cent of the possession so far in this first half, and CSKA have been pretty sluggish.
    • 34' STAT: Last September’s 2-2 draw in France is the only previous meeting between these two sides.
    • 33' Vagner Love flies forward from halfway, but his run is ended abruptly as Beria intervenes.
    • 32' Aldonin and Cauna exchange passes in the final third, but the move peters out rather poorly.
    • 31' Oliseh is furious with himself as the pitch opens up invitingly but a poor touch sees the ball drift out of play.
    • 29' Balmont flies down the right and wins a corner, and Lille continue to look the more threatening of the two sides.
    • 28' What is Landreau doing? The Lille keeper spills the ball from Dzagoev's corner in an almighty mix up, and he is very lucky to get away with it.
    • 27' Dzagoev finds Cauna, but his first touch lets him down and Debuchy is quickly in to challenge.
    • 25' Cole is furious as he is penalised for jostling with Nababkin, and CSKA build patiently from the back.
    • 24' Sow, Cole and Hazard continue to cause problems for CSKA, and the trio are thriving in this first half.
    • 23' Balmont concedes a free kick for a foul on Berezutski, and finally CSKA have an opportunity to build in the Lille half.
    • 21' Hazard whips over another testing corner, and CSKA are really under the cosh early on. Lille are playing superbly!
    • 19' Debuchy hits the bar! What an effort from Lille as Rozehnal knocks the ball down for Debuchy, but he can only volley powerfully against the crossbar from close range!
    • 18' Sow continues to occupy the CSKA defenders to good effect, and Hazard is the dangerman playing in behind him.
    • 17' Hazard is really thriving playing in behind the front line, and he's picking the ball up with real gaps emerging.
    • 15' Cole swivels and turns viciously on the edge of the CSKA box, and he fires a shot straight at Gabulov! That was a real chance!
    • 13' Balmont and Debuchy combine once more, and the pair are battling hard to gain possession.
    • 12' Cole plays the ball back to Landreau, and CSKA are pressing very high up the pitch and forcing Lille to play backwards.
    • 11' Landreau is wearing Dimitri Kharine-esque tracky bottoms, and that is good to see - you don't get that too often these days!
    • 9' A wild shot over the bar from Dzagoev does not test Landreau, and that is overly ambitious.
    • 7' Gueye and Hazard exchange passes on halfway, and the pair are unable to force their way through a rigid wall of CSKA players.
    • 6' Mamaev concedes a free kick for a foul on Balmont, while Sow is adjudged to be in an offside position.
    • 5' CSKA continue to pass the ball around patiently at the back, and Lille are happy to sit off for now and soak up the pressure.
    • 4' Hazard storms forward from halfway, and he is cynically tripped by Aldonin, who is lucky not to be booked.
    • 3' Rudi Garcia is out on the touchline barking orders at his side rather frantically, and he is imploring his players to play further forward.
    • 2' It's bitterly cold in Moscow (so I am told), and every single player has gloves and clearly does not wish to stop running!
    • 1' The first half is underway, and immediately CSKA stroke the ball around at the back and look to establish themselves at the start of this match.
    • 16:55 Right, we're just five minutes from kick-off at Arena-Khimki, and it's time for you all to post your pre-match predictions... who do you think will win this match, and who will score the goals?
    • 16:50 CSKA have already faced a French opponent nine times: the Russians have won four times so far, but have managed to take the three points only once in their last four meetings against a French side (a 4-3 away win against Nancy in the 2008/09 UEFA Cup).
    • 16:45 THE TEAMS ARE IN! CSKA Moscow: Gabulov, Nababkin, Vasili Berezutsky, Ignashevich, Alexei Berezutsky, Mamaev, Aldonin, Oliseh, Dzagoev, Cauna, Vagner Love. Subs: Chepchugov, Semberas, Vasin, Rahimic, Shchennikov, Popov, Serderov Lille: Landreau, Debuchy, Rozehnal, Chedjou, Beria, Mavuba, Balmont, Gueye, Cole, Hazard, Sow. Subs: Enyeama, Souare, Payet, De Melo, Obraniak, Bonnart, Jelen
    • 16:40 Here's what the two bosses have had to say... Leonid Slutsky: "We also have to win to qualify. We are in almost the same situation and we are playing at home. I think both teams will come out firing, we must be ready to respond to the challenge." Rudy Garcia: "This is a semi-final for us. If we are fortunate to win, we will then have a final against Trabzonspor in the last game."
    • 16:35 TEAM NEWS: CSKA are without star striker Seydou Doumbia due to suspension, so Brazilian Vagner Love is likely to step into the attack. Keisuke Honda is also expected to feature after returning to action in the league last week but prominent players such as Tomas Necid, Igor Akinfeev, Mark Gonzalez and Zoran Tosic are not available. Lile star Benoit Pedretti missed Friday's 0-0 draw with Toulouse with a hip problem while Marko Basa is also expected to missed out with a shoulder problem.
    • 16:30 Welcome to LIVE text coverage of the Champions League Group B clash between CSKA Moscow and Lille at the Arena-Khimki in Moscow.
  • Summary

    • 69' Landreau makes a very fine save as Cauna unleashes a fierce effort from range, and it was destined for the bottom corner!
    • 63' GOAL!!!!! LILLE DOUBLE THEIR LEAD! Hazard plays an audacious dinked through ball into the path of Cole, who beats Gabulov but not the near post, with Sow able to tap home from close range!
    • 49' GOAL!!!! BEREZUTSKI SCORES AN OWN-GOAL! Lille are deservedly in front as Sow bundles his way through on goal, only for Berezutski to loop the ball over Gabulov with an inadvertent flick under pressure!
    • 39' What a chance! Ignashevich hauls down Sow, but referee Pavel Kralovec does not give a penalty rather inexplicably, and even more remarkably Beria fails to convert from close range as the ball breaks loose!
    • 19' Debuchy hits the bar! What an effort from Lille as Rozehnal knocks the ball down for Debuchy, but he can only volley powerfully against the crossbar from close range!
    • 15' Cole swivels and turns viciously on the edge of the CSKA box, and he fires a shot straight at Gabulov! That was a real chance!
    • 16:45 THE TEAMS ARE IN! CSKA Moscow: Gabulov, Nababkin, Vasili Berezutsky, Ignashevich, Alexei Berezutsky, Mamaev, Aldonin, Oliseh, Dzagoev, Cauna, Vagner Love. Subs: Chepchugov, Semberas, Vasin, Rahimic, Shchennikov, Popov, Serderov Lille: Landreau, Debuchy, Rozehnal, Chedjou, Beria, Mavuba, Balmont, Gueye, Cole, Hazard, Sow. Subs: Enyeama, Souare, Payet, De Melo, Obraniak, Bonnart, Jelen

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • CSKA Moscow

    Manager: Leonid Slutsky

  • Lille OSC

    Manager: Rudi Garcia

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