MOSCOW, November 8. The Tass. CSKA Moscow failed to avenge the guest defeat of the Italian "Roma" in the fourth round in the round of the group stage of the European League, losing with a 1: 2 score. The meeting was held at Luz Stadium in Moscow Nikki in the presence of 64,454 spectators.
Even before the start of the group stage of the Champions League, it became known that CSKA will hold home matches with Real, Rome and Victoria not VEB-Arena, but at the Luz Stadium Nikki. Because of this, the club was able to significantly increase the presence of games. In the game with "Real" were attended by 71,811 spectators. The military club took care of their fans and gave them the chance to take care of themselves to drink hot tea and wine.
In the first three games of the group phase, CSKA played a draw with "Victoria" (2: 2), beat Real Madrid (1: 0) and lost to "Roma" (0: 3). CSKA came in second place in the table, behind the Romans and Real Madrid in two points.
Due to injuries, the relationship between Christian Bystrovich, Alan Dzagov, Konstantin Koz and Alexander Makarov, striker Abel Hernandez, as well as defender Victor and Essen could not help CSKA. But the main goalkeeper and captain Igor Akinfeev returned to the team, missed the match in Rome because of the deletion achieved in the home game with Real.
CSKA showed a good game
The game started for CSKA without success. In the fifth minute of the meeting, the military team missed a goal after a corner, and three minutes later defender Mario Fernandez left the field on a stretcher. Georgi Shchennikov, who marched in his place, took the place of the left-back, Ivan Oblyakov transferred to the Brazilian position. After the game, Agent Fernandez Jorge Mendes told TASS that the player had a concussion and nothing was known about his recovery.
"Roma" had a good chance to double the score, but the Italian team's football, going one-on-one with Akinfeev, punches just weakly into the hands of the military janitor. After all the restructuring, CSKA took the initiative and created some good moments at the gates of "Rome". The most real opportunity to excel was with Shannikov, when he could not get his head on the net almost empty at close range.
CSKA scored six minutes after the break and Ilzat Akhmetov put the ball into the box on Arnor Sigurdson, Icelanding was the first to touch the ball, and the other shot just past goalkeeper Robin Olsen However, five minutes into the second yellow card, CSKA Hördur "Rome" immediately took advantage of the numerical advantage and again stepped forward.
Lorenzo Pellegrini remained alone in the penalty area of the CSKA and hit Akinfeev. Viktor Goncharenko until then there was no time to release defender Nikita Chernov to the position of remote Magnusson. The football player was not in the heating area before the red card and at the time of the goal was just getting ready to appear on the field. In the future, the military team had good travel to someone else's goal, even playing in the minority, but Goncharenko team was not enough at the final stage.
"It's good that we managed to get a quick goal, CSCA showed itself from the best side, the removal helped us, but it happened because we often attacked," said the chief coach of the Italian team Eusebio di Francesco after the game.
President of the CSCA, Evgeny Giner, called the defeat of the army inappropriate, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets complained about the failure, noting the good game of the Russian club. Solidarity with them was Sigurdsson, who scored the first goal with CSKA. The football player noted that the army has more possession of the ball and has more chances to score.
CSCA complicated the task of leaving the team
In another game of the "Real" team on the road was defeated "Victoria" with a score of 5: 0. Thus, after four rounds, Real and Roma have 9 points each, CSKA – 4, Victoria – 1.
In the case of victory over "Roma" CSKA will go to the second place clean in Group G. After the defeat, the departments of Goncharenko almost lost their chance to reach 1/8 finals of the Champions League. To do this, CSKA has to beat Victoria in her field, and the game of the last round in Madrid to win the "Real". The Spanish team, in turn, should not win the game away, "Roma".
Having won two victories, CSKA will be able to take second place also in the case of two defeats of "Roma" – at home from Real Madrid and away from Victoria. When asked by reporters if Giner had a chance for his team to reach the playoffs of the Champions League, he replied: "There is always a chance."
In the next round, on November 27, CSKA will take on Victoria, Moscow, and Roma will play at home with Real that day.