Third qualifying round, First leg - 27/07/2010 - 18:00CET (19:00 local time) - Natsionalen Stadion Vasil Levski - Sofia
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CSKA Sofia - Cliftonville 3-0 - 27/07/2010 - match_page - UEFA Europa League 2011

Impressive CSKA take command

Published: Tuesday 27 July 2010, 20.06CET
PFC CSKA Sofia 3-0 Cliftonville FC
The Bulgarian side closed in on a place in the play-offs with a comfortable victory over ten-man Cliftonville.
Impressive CSKA take command
Todor Yanchev captained CSKA to a comfortable first-leg win ©Getty Images
 

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CSKA SofiaCliftonville

Goals scored3
 
0
Goal attempts5
 
0
Fouls committed12
 
13
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Published: Tuesday 27 July 2010, 20.06CET

Impressive CSKA take command

PFC CSKA Sofia 3-0 Cliftonville FC
The Bulgarian side closed in on a place in the play-offs with a comfortable victory over ten-man Cliftonville.

PFC CSKA Sofia took a big step towards a place in the UEFA Europa League play-offs with a 3-0 victory over Northern Ireland's Cliftonville FC in the first leg of their third qualifying round tie in the Bulgarian capital.

The home side took command early on through Pavel Vidanov's ninth-minute strike before two goals in the space of two minutes mid-way through the second half from Marquinhos and Rumen Trifonov ensured victory. Cliftonville's evening was compounded by the 84th-minute dismissal of Stephen Garrett.

The Belfast side had drawn 0-0 away to Croatia's HNK Cibalia on Thursday to earn a meeting with CSKA, but they quickly fell behind at the Vasil Levski National Stadium when a mix up in defence from the first corner of the game allowed Vidanov to touch in.

The home side produced the best of the attacking chances but it was not until the 72nd minute that they were able to press home their advantage, when Marquinhos completed a lovely flowing move to double the lead.

Two minutes later CSKA captain Todor Yanchev's long ball picked out Trifonov whose neat lob beat John Connolly to round off the scoring. A disappointing night for Cliftonville ended with Garrett's dismissal for a second yellow card on 84 minutes as CSKA take a commanding lead to Windsor Park for the return on 5 August.  

Last updated: 27/07/10 20.56CET

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Lineups

cska sofia

CSKA Sofia

cliftonville

Cliftonville

12
KaradzhovIvan Karadzhov (GK)
1
ConnollyJohn Connolly (GK)
2
VidanovPavel Vidanov
Goal9'
3
ScannellRonan Scannell
Yellow Card90+3'
4
K. StoyanovKostadin Stoyanov
4
HollandBarry Holland
5
YanchevTodor Yanchev (C)
6
DonaghyCiaran Donaghy
6
AquaroGiuseppe Aquaro
8
McMullanGeorge McMullan
8
TrifonovRumen Trifonov
Goal74'
9
ScannellChris Scannell (C)
Substitution79'
10
Rui MiguelRui Miguel
Substitution59'
10
GarrettStephen Garrett
Yellow Card19'
Red Card84'
18
GalchevBoris Galchev
Yellow Card39'
Substitution86'
11
HuttonPeter Hutton
24
TonevAlexandar Tonev
Substitution70'
14
CaldwellCiaran Caldwell
25
MinevYordan Minev
16
BoyceLiam Boyce
28
MarquinhosMarquinhos
Goal72'
17
CatneyRyan Catney

Substitutes

1
ChavdarovZdravko Chavdarov (GK)
13
McKanePaul McKane (GK)
3
KostadinovTomi Kostadinov
Substitution70'
5
O'HaraDeclan O'Hara
9
SaidhodzhaDormushali Saidhodzha
12
SmythAaron Smyth
14
IlievDimitar Iliev
Substitution59'
Yellow Card87'
18
O'ConnorKieran O'Connor
Substitution79'
19
PopovApostol Popov
19
PattersonMark Patterson
21
Yanev Kosta Yanev
Substitution86'
27
DechevMartin Dechev

Coach

Pavel Dochev (BUL) Eddie Patterson (NIR)

Referee

Gediminas Mazeika (LTU)

Assistant referees

Arunas Seskus (LTU), Darius Miklovas (LTU)

Fourth official

Audrius Žuta (LTU)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution

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