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Player Ratings: CSKA Moscow 1-1 Sevilla

CSKA MOSCOW (4-2-3-1)

Akinfeev: 6 - Fairly untroubled for the most part. The Russian number one did what he could for the first goal, but was he was fairly beaten by the quality of the ball in.

Schennikov: 5.5 – Didn't really stand out for doing anything spectacular. Kept the pressure on Navas when he could, but found the tricky winger troublesome at times.

Vasili Berezutski: 6.5 – Did wonderfully at the back to keep his box well bossed for the most part, but lost concentration for a split second for Negredo's goal.

Ignashevich: 6.5 – Performed much the same as his defensive partner. Could have done better for Negredo's goal, but did wonderfully for the rest of the game.

Aleksei Berezutski : 5.5 - Could have done better at keeping the lid on Fernando Navarro, but surged forward well as his side began to warm to the occasion.

Semberas: 5 - Fairly quiet for the duration, kept things ticking over in his defensive role as Aldonin moved forward with the ball at times. Sometimes clumsy with his challenges.

Aldonin: 6 - Wasn't afraid to shoot in lieu of trying to find a crowded-out Necid, and did well with his general distribution.

Mark Gonzalez: 7 – A hard one to score. Gonzalez got forward well any time he could, often beating his marker and topped off his positive impact with a screamer of a strike from 35 yards. However, the Chilean's final balls during the rest of the game were appalling. One to watch when he sorts out his accuracy.

Honda: 7.5 - Best player on the pitch for long periods. Never scared to shoot, played above the apparent fitness levels of the rest of the team, always hungry for the ball and generally the fuel behind CSKA's engine. Excuse the pun.

Krasic: 7 - Not the player we've seen in months past due to fitness, but showed everyone momentary glimpses of genius on occasion.

Necid: 6 - The young but lofty striker found himself crowded out far too often to do much. Had one clear chance to score however, and took it beautifully. If Palop had not been between the sticks, one has to think that the scoreline could have been different.

Subs

Mamaev: N/A – Replaced Honda for the last 10 minutes.

 

SEVILLA (4-2-3-1)

Palop: 7 – Was without trouble for much of the game, but was always on hand to make sure long-shots were heading wide of the post. Pulled off a game-saving save in the dying minutes against Necid.

Navarro: 6 – Seemed to pop-up a lot more than Adriano down the left flank despite having Krasic to deal with.

Fazio: 6.5 - Marshalled Necid well for most of the game.

Escude: 7 – Really showed his experience as a competent centre-back with several important touches. Kept the lid on Necid well with the help of his partner.

Stankevicius: 6.5 - Kept Gonzalez under pressure throughout the first period and made some very important challenges. Sometimes shot far too ambitiously instead of playing the easy ball for Navas.

Zokora: 6.5 – Must be commended for his contribution. Kept quiet until the dying stages when he looked to turn up the heat with a nice run, but for the most part kept things ticking over in the centre of the pitch.

Romaric: 6 – Played alongside Zokora, but looked to play in his team-mates with some forward-thinking play at times.

Adriano: 5 – Was hooked in the second half for a much more useful Diego Perotta as Manolo Jimenez went on the offensive.

Renato: 5 – Probably should have done better in his role as playmaker. Often locked out by Aldonin and Semberas, Sevilla were forced to take the wide option.

Jesus Navas: 7 – Another player worth mentioning for his effort. Ran well with the ball and always looked like a threat when running at Schennikov. Provided the assist for the first goal.

Negredo: 6.5 – A lack of direct service allowed the striker only two shots on target, one of which he managed to bury before Kanoute replaced him in the second half.

Subs

Perotti: 6.5 – Made an instant impact, but faded in the dying moments. Heckled the tired legs of CSKA with his dribbling and pace.

Kanoute: 4 - A massive disappointment after Jimenez brought him on to hold the ball up in place of Negredo. The Malian's passing was wayward, he was rarely available and even managed to commit a hand-ball.