Final score

27 September 2011 18:00

CSKA Moscow
32' (2nd half) Vagner Love
48' Dzagoev
2 - 3
33' (2nd half) Zarate
23' Pazzini
6' Lucio
referee Craig Alexander Thomson / linesmen F.Andrews, A.Ross / 4th man A.Allan / assistants S.Mclean, R.Madden
Minutes Text commentary
48' The first half between CSKA and Inter finishes 1-2 : with goals from Lucio in the 6th minute and Pazzini in the 23rd. Dzagoev pulls one back for CSKA in added time
48' GOAL CSKA: Dzagoev is the scorer. CSKA free-kick after a foul by Obi on Oliseh. Dzahoev places the ball just over the wall and under the bar
45' The referee adds two minutes of injury time
42' From the corner, V. Berezutski tries a lob but Julio Cesar is there to save
41' Lucio on the counter-attack but Gabulov is there to parry his header
40' Vagner Love tries a right-footed shot from outside the box on the right, but misses
39' Pazzini bites the dust...he lands badly and injures his foot
38' Lucio clears from Dzagoev
35' Zanetti has a go from outside the box...but it's high
31' Dzagoev takes a corner but Doumbia's header flies wide
30' Julio Cesar saves brilliantly from Dzagoev's curling ball, after he set up by Doumbia
23' GOAL INTER: Pazzini scores. Zanetti starts the move off, then Nagatomo crosses from the right for Pazzini to finish off with a close range shot inside the six-yard box
18' Lucio and Doumbia clash in the area but the CSKA player was looking for a penalty...
17' Alvarez crosses from the right towards the far post but Obi arrives a split-second too late
14' Another chance falls to Inter: Milito's acrobatic attempt from an assist by Obi on the right is foiled by gabulov
12' Inter dicing with danger: Nababkin crosses, Doumbia meets the cross but miskicks
10' Pazzini crosses from the right, Obi meets the ball but his header is saved by Gabulov
9' Dzagoev lofts the ball into the penalty area from outside the box, but Zanetti is there to clear
6' GOAL INTER: Lucio scores from Alvarez's corner. Gabulov mistimes his move and Lucio's volley hits the back of the net.
5' Pazzini tries from outside the box, but the ball is deflected for a corner
4' Cambiasso closes down Doumbia well
3' Aldonin mishits his first try on goal
1' Welcome to the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow where we are ready for the kick-off of CSKA Moscow v Inter
1' The Nerazzurri kick off. Here we go...
1' Zanetti makes his 143rd appearance in European competitions and is now in the top five for appearances in European matches
1' Midfield composed of Zanetti, Cambiasso and Obi, with Alvarez playing behind strikers Pazzini and Milito
1' Ranieri has picked Lucio and Samuel in the centre of defence in front of Julio Cesar, with Nagatomo and Chivu playing wide
Minutes Text commentary
48' After three minutes of added time, the second half comes to a close with Inter beating CSKA 3-2
47' SUBSTITUTION INTER: Chivu is replaced by Crisetig, who makes his debut for Inter
45' The referee allows three minutes of added time
45' Cambiasso get his name in the book
43' Nababkin crosses but Vagner Love can't get enough power in his header to keep the ball low
41' Berezutski's cross tries to pick out Oliseh but it's too long
39' SUBSTITUTION INTER: Alvarez comes off for Jonathan
38' CSKA CORNER: Dzagoev with a through ball surprises Julio Cesar but the ball rolls wide
36' Julio Cesar collects Aldonin's right-footed shot
33' GOAL INTER: Zarate chests down a cross from Cambiasso and blasts into the bottom right corner
32' GOAL CSKA: Vagner Love hits hard and low from the edge of the box to find the bottom left corner
25' Dzagoev hits a hard low cross, but Vagner Love can't get to it
25' Tosic tries left-footed, but Julio Cesar isn't troubled
24' Obi picks up a yellow card
23' CSKA SUBSTITUTION: Mamaev comes off and Tosic is on
22' Inter has a chance from a corner, the ball isn't cleared. Alvarez shoots, Gabulov parries but Milito can't follow up
19' Oliseh gets into the box and crosses from the right but Lucio is there to clear
18' Zarate shoots from outside the box but Gabulov is equal to it
17' Dzagoev on the volley but Julio Cesar manages to clear with his fists
13' Dzagoev wins a tackle and has only Julio Cesar to beat. But he comes off his line to block
12' Zarate passes two men and tries to slip the ball in at the near post but Gabulov manages to save
8' Chivu caught offside but was he?
6' Chivu shoots but the ball flies high and wide to the left
4' Mamaev shoots and his shot flies narrowly wide
4' INTER SUBSTITUTION: Pazzini comes off to make room for Zarate
2' Julio Cesar has to punch the ball away as Dzagoev closes in
1' The second half between CSKA and Inter has just kicked off
Julio Cesar
Average rating 6.95
4 shots on target 6
6 shots off target 4
0 fouls committed 0
0 corners 0
0 offsides 5
57% ball possession 43%
First time for coaches

This is the first time the two coaches, Slutsky and Ranieri, have come face-to-face.

Inter ever victorious

Taking into consideration the period when CSKA Moscow represented the former Soviet federation, this is the fifth time the teams have met in competitive matches. Inter have always won and have scored 8 goals.

Bad record for CSKA against Italian clubs

Prior to tonight's match there have been a total of 12 games between CSKA Moscow and Italian sides, including the period when the Russian outfit was part of the former Soviet Union and matches against Inter. The overall record reads 4 wins for CSKA, 2 draws and 6 wins for Italian teams. This is the 7th time CSKA Moscow have hosted an clocked up 2 wins, 1 draw and 3 defeats.

One defeat for Inter in 14 clashes in official competition

Inter have taken on Russian opposition in competitive fixtures 14 times before today, including those against CSKA, with 10 wins for the Nerazzurri, 3 draws (all 1-1) and just one defeat (3-0 at Lokomotiv Moscow on 21 October 2003, in the Champions League. This is Inter's 8th trip to Russia: they have won 4 games, drawn 2 (both 1-1) and lost 1.

Russian teams haven't scored against Inter for 349 minutes

The last goal conceded by Inter in a competitive match against a Russian teams goes back to 29 September 2009 when they drew 1-1 away to Rubin Kazan. The Russian team's goal was scored by Dominguez in the 11th minute. If you add the remaining 79 minutes of that match to the total minutes of the Champions League 2009/10 match they won against Rubin Kazan (2-0 at home) and CSKA Moscow (1-0 twice: once at home and once away) the total works out as 349 minutes

100th match for CSKA as a Russian team

CSKA Moscow celebrate the 100th competitive match in their history at international level as representatives of the Russian federation. The 99 games they have played to date are as follows: 49 in the European Cup/Champions League, 2 in the Cup-winners Cup, 47 in the Fairs Cup/UEFA Cup/Europa League and one in the European Super Cup. They have recorded 43 victories, 24 draws and 32 defeats in the 99 matches. CSKA Moscow's first competitive match representing the Russia was on 16 September 1992 when they won 1-0 away to Icelanders Vikingur in the Champions League.

Goals against CSKA in Champions League in last 19 matches

CSKA Moscow has let in at least one goal in each of their last 19 Champions league matches for a total of 35. The last match they managed to keep a clean sheet in was on 1 November 2006: 0-0 against Arsenal in London.

Inter just one match in the last 11 without letting one in

Inter have managed to keep a clean sheet only once in their last 11 competitive away matches: it happened on 19 April last when they beat Roma 1-0 in the Coppa Italia. In the other 10 matches the Nerazzurri let in a total of 20 goals.

Scottish referee Thomson in charge

Craig Thomson was born in Paisley (Scotland) on 20 June 1972 and has been an international referee since 2003. This is his second European match this season after Villarreal 3-0 Odense (Champions League play-off second leg). Thomson has never taken charge of game involving CSKA Moscow or Inter. This is the third time he has refereed a match with a Russian team and both previous games ended in a draw. This is the Scottish ref's fourth fixture overseeing Italian sides, which are unbeaten with 1 win (Debrecen 3-4 Fiorentina, Champions League 2009/10) and 2 draws (Palermo 1-1 Celta Vigo in the 2006/07 UEFA Cup and AEK Athens 1-1 Fiorentina in the 2007/08 UEFA Cup).

wins(3) draws(0) defeats(0)

starting lineups

Gabulov 1 Julio Cesar
Nababkin 55 Nagatomo
V. Berezutski 6 Lucio
Ignashevich 25 Samuel
A. Berezutski 26 Chivu
Aldonin 4 Zanetti
Oliseh 19 Cambiasso
Dzagoev 20 Obi
Vagner Love 11 Alvarez
Mamaev 7 Pazzini
Doumbia 22 Milito


Chepchugov 12 Castellazzi
Semberas 16 Caldirola
Cauna 42 Jonathan
Tosic 48 Crisetig
Rahimic 29 Coutinho
Popov 28 Zarate
Fedetov 94 Romanò