Final score

23 October 2007 18:30

CSKA Moscow
32' Jo
Inter
35' (2nd half) Samuel
7' (2nd half) Crespo
referee Michael Riley / linesmen P. Kirkup, G. Turner / 4th man P. Dowd
MinutesText commentary
48'Half time. CSKA 1-0 Inter.
47'Stankovic is flagged offside as he meets Ibrahimovic's through ball.
47'Ibrahimovic is booked for protesting.
46'Ibrahimovic runs on to Cambiasso's ball over the CSKA defence and shoots. The Swede's effort spins off Ignaschevich and finishes in the arms of Mandrykin.
45'The Russian champions are forced to make a second change in just a matter of minutes as Aleksei Berezutski comes off injured following Figo's challenge. Gazzaev brings on Anton Grigoriev.
45'3 minutes of added time.
43'Figo is yellow-carded for a foul on Aleksei Berezutski.
42'CSKA replace the injured Dudu with another Brazilian - Eduardo.
41'Aldonin runs on goal and, luckily for us, sends a weak shot straight at Julio Cesar.
40'Crespo flicks Figo's right-wing cross into the path of Ibrahimovic whose back-post header is saved by Mandrykin. The flag goes up for offside.
39'Zhirkov creates havoc in the Inter box but Samuel shows all his experience with a well-timed interception.
38'CSKA goalscorer Jo heads clear a Figo left-wing free kick.
36'Maxwell sends in a deep cross from the left. Crespo's acrobatic volley at the far post finds the sidenetting.
34'Valery Gazzaev's side pile on the pressure and almost score a second through Carvalho but Zanetti blocks.
34'Inter hit back and win a right-wing corner. Nothing comes of Figo's cross.
32'CSKA take the lead. Jo lobs Julio Cesar from just inside the Inter box after receiving from Carvalho and shrugging off a challenge from Ivan Cordoba.
30'CSKA close to an opener. Khirkov wins a duel with Figo on the edge of the area and feeds Dudu who fires wide from close range.
28'Stankovic's floated cross for Ibrahimovic is intercepted by Aleksei Berezutski, who heads to safety.
27'Jo runs to the left edge of the Inter area and threads through for Zhirkov, who hasn't read the move.
25'Ignaschevich blocks with his foot and clears Ibrahimovic's right-wing cross with his head.
25'Ignaschevich blocks Ibrahimovic's right-wing cross with his foot and clears with his head.
23'Samuel hooks behind to deny Jo a clear-cut chance. Nothing comes of the Russians' resulting corner.
21'Maxwell whips in a cross from the left. Ignaschevich heads clear.
20'The Russians are looking more aggressive as the Nerazzurri try to adjust to the early switch.
18'Figo sends in a dangerous cross from the right but Ibra fails to connect at the far post after a deflection off CSKA captain Ignaschevich.
17'Inter bring off the injured Patrick Vieira. On comes Dejan Stankovic.
16'Cambiasso makes a classy backheeled clearance from a CSKA right-wing free kick.
15'It looks like Vieira is unable to continue. Bad news for the Nerazzurri (and for France).
14'Yuri Zhirkov shoots high and wide from a tight angle after Samuel thwarts a Carvahlo counter.
13'Figo, playing his 100th Champions League match tonight, delivers a right-wing cross. It's headed clear by Vasili Berezutski.
11'Dacourt blocks a cross from CSKA's exciting Serbian right-winger Krasic.
10'Figo fouls Jo and it's a CSKA free kick in a central position roughly 35 yards out.
10'Carvalho's low effort from distance is on target. Julio Cesar gets down well at his left-hand post to deny his compatriot.
8'Ibrahimovic unleashes a right-foot shot from 40 yards but it doesn't dip enough to trouble Mandrykin.
6'At the other end Figo swings in a low right-wing cross but Crespo fails to connect.
5'Another long-range pass by CSKA. This time it's for Jo. Cordoba outpaces the Brazilian and let's the ball roll behind for a goal kick.
4'Carvalho is several yards offside as he runs to meet a long-range pass.
2'Ignaschevich blasts clear after Ibra and Crespo fail to capitalise on a Maxwell free kick.
1'Welcome to the Lokomotiv Stadium in Russia's capital for our Matchday 3 clash with PFC CSKA Moscow (full name: Professional Football Club Central Sports Club of Army Moscow).
1'The 'Koni', or Horses as they are affectionately referred to by the fans, have undergone 6 name changes since their founding in 1911. Former names include 'Experimental & Demonstrational Playground of Military Administration'.
1'CSKA Moscow usually play their home games at the Dynamo Stadium, which is currently being revamped. Tonight's venue seats 36,000 spectators.
1'Valery Gazzaev led CSKA to an unprecedented treble in 2004/05, when the domestic double winners defeated Sporting Lisbon in the UEFA Cup final to become the first Russian team to win a major European competition.
1'Tonight's opponents have a pair of identical twins in their defence - Aleksei and Vasili Berezutski. Both players are Russia internationals, as are CSKA keeper Mandrykin, midfielder Yuri Zhirkov and captain Sergei Ignashevich.
1'Ignashevich was in the Lokomotiv Moscow team that beat Inter 3-0 in 2003/04.
1'Inter faced Russian opposition in last season's Champions League, doing the double over Spartak Moscow in Group B (2-1 at home, 1-0 away) with goals from Julio Cruz.
1'El Jardinero is back available after missing Matchdays 1 & 2 through suspension. So is Cordoba. Burdisso (4 games) and Maicon (1 game) are still disqualified, while Chivu and Suazo are also ruled out of tonight's match after their red cards against PSV.
1'The good news for us is that CSKA striker Vagner Love, scorer of two goals in this season's Champions League, misses tonight's clash.
1'Michael Riley blows his whistle, and CSKA kick off. FORZA NERAZZURRI!!!!!!
1'CSKA attack Inter from the outset and Jo wins his team a corner kick.
1'Ivan Cordoba rises to head clear the corner.
MinutesText commentary
48'Figo goes through on goal but Mandrykin is quick out to thwart the Portuguese veteran.
48'Full time. Inter come from behind to win 2-1 against CSKA Moscow.
46'Ibrahimovic close to a third in added time. His sidefooted finish from Cruz' left-wing cross is parried by Mandrykin.
45'3 minutes of overtime.
42'Maxwell scythes clear to end a solo run on goal by Rahimic.
42'Janczyk shoots wide from the left edge of Inter's area.
40'Solari fires over from distance after collecting Stankovic's pass.
38'Solari is booked for a foul on Krasic.
36'Julio Cesar tips over Carvalho's rising drive from 20 yards.
35'GOOOOAAAALLLL!!!! Walter Samuel silences the Lokomotiv Stadium. The Argentine defender's header from Figo's cross is straight at Mandrykin, but somehow the CSKA keeper fails to save and we're 2-1 up in Moscow!
32'Dacourt clears after CSKA go close from a corner.
32'Inter substitution: Santiago Solari on, Olivier Dacourt off.
31'CSKA replace Eduardo with Janczyk.
29'Jo collects a Zhirkov pass, turns and shoots. It deflects off Cordoba and into the sidenetting.
28'CSKA clear a Stankovic corner.
27'Eduardo blocks a Cruz shot as Inter edge closer to a second goal.
26'Dejan Stankovic rifles a terrific shot over the CSKA bar from 30 yards. What a goal that would have been.
23'Zhirkov shoots through the legs of Cordoba. Samuel blocks and concedes a corner.
20'Krasic turns Stankovic on the right and crosses to Eduardo whose looping header is over the crossbar.
17'Mancini brings on Julio Cruz for Hernan Crespo.
16'Figo crosses to the far post. Cordoba heads to the other post. Zhirkov clears.
16'Carvalho booked for diving during a duel with Samuel.
15'Grigoriev fouls Ibrahimovic and it's a free kick to us about 30 yards out.
13'Zlatan Ibrahimovic meets Stankovic's right-wing cross and blazes over from the left edge of the six-yard box.
11'Cambiasso dispossesses Carvalho and sweeps clear as the Russians mount another attack.
10'CSKA hit back. Julio Cesar saves Rahimic's volley on the turn from a Carvalho free kick.
9'Inter close to a second. Ibrahimovic's headed pass from Dacourt's ball into the box goes through the legs of Stankovic.
7'Inter equalise!!!! Hernan Crespo slots past Mandrykin from close range after Cambiasso's cross deflects off the head of Krasic. CSKA Moscow 1-1 Inter.
7'With that goal Hernan has equalled Jair's tally of 11 European Cup/Champions League goals for Inter.
6'Crespo and Ibrahimovic combine for Inter but the Swedish forward loses control of the ball.
6'Cambiasso chests down an Ibrahimovic pass and shoots from distance. It spins off Ignaschevich and goes out for a corner.
4'Cambiasso overhits his pass for the front men. Mandrykin collects.
1'Inter get the second half under way. FORZA RAGAZZI!!!!
Zanetti
7.24
7.24
Cordoba
6.21
6.21
Crespo
7.78
7.78
Cruz
6.49
6.49
Stankovic
6.86
6.86
Cambiasso
7.51
7.51
Solari
6.3
6.3
Julio Cesar
6.82
6.82
Samuel
8.27
8.27
Figo
7.64
7.64
Maxwell
6.8
6.8
Dacourt
6.71
6.71
Vieira
5.85
5.85
Ibrahimovic
7.19
7.19
Average rating6.98
6shots on target4
10shots off target11
18fouls committed22
9corners5
3offsides7
00ball possession00
CSKA Moscow v Inter

The two teams meet in a competitive fixture for the first time.

CSKA Moscow v Italian teams

The Russians have faced teams from Italy on 6 previous occasions, winning 2, drawing 2 and losing 2. In their 3 home matches against Italian opposition CSKA have collected a win, a draw and a defeat.

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1991/92 Cup Winners' Cup 1st round: CSKA Moscow-Roma 1-2, 1-0
2002/03 UEFA Cup 1st round: CSKA Moscow-Parma 1-1, 2-3
2004/05 UEFA Cup semi-final: CSKA Moscow-Parma 0-0, 3-0

Inter v Russian clubs

Inter have played Russian teams in European competitions on 8 previous occasions and have won 5 matches, drawing 2 (both 1-1 draws) and losing just once. On Russian soil the Nerazzurri have collected 2 wins, a draw and a defeat.

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1997/98 UEFA Cup semi-final: Inter-Spartak Moscow 2-1, 1-2
1998/99 Champions League last 16: Inter-Spartak Moscow 2-1, 1-1
2003/04 Champions League group phase: Inter-Lokomotiv Moscow 0-3, 1-1
2006/08 Champions League group phase: Inter-Spartak Moscow 2-1, 0-1

Gazzaev v Mancini

The two coaches meet in a competitive fixture for the first time.

CSKA winless in Europe since October 2006

CSKA Moscow's last win in Europe was a 1-0 Champions League victory over Arsenal on 17 October 2006. The Russians have drawn 3 and lost 4 of their seven European competition fixtures since that date.

One Inter win in last 9 Euro trips

On their European travels the Nerazzurri have won just one of their last nine games - the 1-0 Champions League victory at Spartak Moscow on 31 October 2006. Inter have drawn 4 and lost 4 of the other 8 away matches.

Cruz, Crespo & UCL goals for Inter

Julio Cruz and Hernan Crespo have each scored 10 Champions League goals for Inter. They are fourth in the all-time list of Nerazzurri scorers in the competition, along with Obafemi Martins. The two Argentines are a goal away from the top three of Jair (11 goals), Adriano (16) and Sandro Mazzola (16).

The ref: Michael Riley

Born in Rotherham on 17 December 1964, Michael Riley has been an international referee since 1999. The English official, who took charge of two matches at Euro 2004, has refereed the Nerazzurri on two previous occasions: Inter 3-0 Anderlecht (Champions League, 07/12/2004) and Inter 4-0 Artmedia Bratislava (Champions League, 23/11/2005). Riley has refereed 9 matches involving clubs from Italy (5 Italian wins, 2 draws and 2 defeats). CSKA Moscow v Inter is Riley's third match of this season's Champions League after Zurich 1-1 Besiktas in the third qualifying round and AC Milan 2-1 Benfica in Matchday 1.

Figo set for century

Portuguese midfielder Luis Figo will make his 100th Champions League appearance if he plays in the Matchday 3 clash with CSKA Moscow.

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MOSCOW - Inter fought back to defeat CSKA Moscow 2-1 and move top of Champions League Group G ahead of tonight's game between PSV Eindhoven and Fenerbahçe.

CSKA took a deserved first-half lead at the Lokomotiv Stadium through Jo but the Nerazzurri came back strong and Hernan Crespo cancelled out the Brazilian's opener before Walter Samuel applied the killer blow late on.

Inter suffered an early setback, losing Patrick Vieira to injury in the 17th minute. In his place, on came Dejan Stankovic.

The Russians showed a more aggressive dimension to their game as the Nerazzurri adjusted to the early switch and should have taken the lead on the half-hour when Dudu shot wide from close range.

Gazzaev's men kept up the pressure and got their reward in the 32nd with Jo curling over Julio Cesar and into the far corner after shrugging off a challenge from Cordoba.

CSKA were forced into two substitutions just before half time, with Eduardo and Grigoriev replacing injured pair Dudu and Aleksei Berezutski.

Inter grabbed the all-important leveller early in the second half when Crespo slotted past Mandrykin with a deft touch to equal Jair's tally of 11 European Cup/Champions League goals for the Nerazzurri.

Samuel popped up with the winner ten minutes from time, heading Figo's right-wing centre beyond Mandrykin who fumbled his save.

The Russian keeper kept out a sidefooted effort from Ibrahimovic as Inter came looking for a third goal in added time.

CSKA Moscow 1-2 Inter (HT: 1-0)

Scorers: Jo 32, Crespo 52, Samuel 80.

CSKA Moscow: 1 Mandrykin; 24 V.Berezutski, 4 Ignaschevich, 6 A.Berezutski (50 Grigoriev 45); 22 Aldonin, 25 Rahimic; 17 Krasic, 20 Dudu (21 Eduardo 42; 19 Janczyk 76), 18 Zhirkov; 10 Jo, 7 Carvalho.
Subs not used: 33 Pomazan, 5 Ramon, 39 Taranov, 88 Caner.
Coach: Valery Gazzaev.

Inter: 12 Julio Cesar; 4 Zanetti, 2 Cordoba, 25 Samuel, 6 Maxwell; 14 Vieira (5 Stankovic 17), 15 Dacourt (21 Solari 77), 19 Cambiasso, 7 Figo; 8 Ibrahimovic, 18 Crespo (9 Cruz 62).
Subs not used: 22 Orlandoni, 11 Jimenez, 24 Rivas, 37 Puccio.
Coach: Roberto Mancini.

Referee: Michael Riley (England).

Booked: Figo 43, Ibrahimovic 45+2, Carvalho 61, Solari 83.

starting lineups

Mandrykin12 Julio Cesar
V.Berezutski4 Zanetti
Ignaschevich2 Cordoba
A.Berezutski25 Samuel
Aldonin6 Maxwell
Rahimic14 Vieira
Krasic15 Dacourt
Dudu19 Cambiasso
Zhirkov7 Figo
Jo8 Ibrahimovic
Carvalho18 Crespo

substitutes

Pomazan22 Orlandoni
Ramon5 Stankovic
Janczyk9 Cruz
Eduardo11 Jimenez
Taranov21 Solari
Grigoriev24 Rivas
Caner37 Puccio