Moscow, November 8th. / Tass /. CSKA Moscow lost one to two in the fourth round of the European League group play without being able to retaliate against the Roma defeat of the guest. The meeting was held in front of 64,454 spectators at the Moscow Luzhniki Stadium.
Before the Champions League group stage, CSKA will have a home match against Real, Roma and Victoria at Luzhniki Stadium, not at VEB-Arena. This allowed the club to significantly increase game attendance. 71,811 spectators attended the match against "Real". The Army Club provided the opportunity to take care of the fans and treat themselves to drinking hot tea and drinking.
CSKA scored a draw against Victoria (2: 2) in the first three games of the group, Madrid lost "Real" (1: 0) and Roma lost "0: 3". CSKA took second place after Rome and Real Madrid.
Injured, midfielders Christian Bystrochi, Allan Zazaev, Constantin Kuchaev, Alexander Makarov, striker Abel Hernandez and defender Viktor Bassin could not help CSKA. However, goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev came back on the team and missed the match in Rome due to a mistake in the home game.
CSKA showed a good game.
CSKA's game started with a failure. In five minutes, the army team missed a corner and three minutes later, defender Mario Fernandez left the field on the stretcher. Georgy Shchennikov, who set up a staircase in his seat, moved to left-hander and Ivan Oblyakov moved to Brazil. After the game, agent Fernandez Jorge Mendes told TASS that he had a concussion and that there was nothing known about his recovery.
"Rome" had a good chance to double the result, but the soccer player of the Italian team became one with Akinfeev and was weak and precisely in the hands of the army goalkeeper. After all the reconstruction, CSKA took the initiative in the gates of "Roma" and created a good moment. Schennikov had the best chance of not throwing a ball in the near future.
CSKA made up to six minutes of rest time. Ilzat Akhmetov crossed into Arnor Sigurdsson's box, Icelander first touched the ball and second goalkeeper Robin Olsen shot. However, CSKA Hördur Magnusson's defender was left out of the field five minutes later by a second yellow card. "Rome" immediately took advantage of the numerical advantages and went one step further.
Lorenzo Pellegrini was alone in the penalty area of CSKA and won Akinfeev. At the time, Viktor Goncharenko had no time to release defender Nikita Chernov to the far-off position of Magnusson. The soccer player was not warm up before the red card and was ready to play in the field at the goal time. In the future, the military team has a good trip to other people's goals and even though it is a minority, the Goncharenko team was not enough at the final stage.
"CSKA showed us in the best way, but it helped us because we ran, but it happened because we often attacked," said coach of the Italian team Eusebio Di Francesco.
CSKA President Yevgeny Giner was disgruntled with the defeat of the army, and Russian deputy Olga Golodets complained about the failure of the Russian club against the failure. There was solidarity with Sigurdsson who made his first goal with CSKA. footballer pointed out that the army team owned more balls and had more chances to score.
CSKA complicated the task of leaving the group.
In another game of the group "Real" defeated "Victoria" with a score of 5: 0. So after the fourth round, Real and Roma got 9 points, CSKA-4 and Victoria-1, respectively.
In the case of a victory against "Roma", CSKA will take second place in Group G. After defeat Goncharenko's ward almost failed to reach the 1/8 finals of the Champions League. For this, CSKA will have to defeat Victoria in the field and play the final round of "Real" Madrid. The Spanish team should not win the away game "Roma".
CSKA, who won two consecutive wins, will be able to take second place in the "Roma" which scored two goals from Real Madrid and Victoria. When the journalist asked the journalist if there was an opportunity for his team to qualify for the Champions League final, he replied, "there is always a chance."
On the next round, Nov. 27, CSKA will take over Victoria and Moscow and Rome will play home with Real on the same day.