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Mauricio Pinilla sends in a cross, clearance made by Vasili Berezutsky.
The referee blows for offside against Mauricio Pinilla. Mauricio Pinilla goes into the book.
Foul by Antonio Nocerino on Alan Dzagoev, free kick awarded. Zoran Tosic produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save made by Francesco Benussi.
Pavel Mamaev gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mauricio Pinilla. Free kick taken by Mauricio Pinilla.
Federico Balzaretti fouled by Sekou Oliseh, the ref awards a free kick. Federico Balzaretti takes the direct free kick.
Tomas Necid takes a shot. Francesco Benussi makes a save.
Tomas Necid gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Palermo 0-3 CSKA Moscow.The assist for the goal came from Sekou Oliseh.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Pajtim Kasami, clearance by Sergei Ignashevich.
The ball is delivered by Federico Balzaretti.
Foul by Vasili Berezutsky on Giulio Migliaccio, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Cesare Bovo, Vasili Berezutsky gets a block in.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Kirill Nababkin on Pajtim Kasami. Javier Pastore receives a caution. Javier Pastore is sent off. (CSKA Moscow) makes a substitution, with Alan Dzagoev coming on for Silva Vagner Love. Galvao Joao Pedro joins the action as a substitute, replacing Abel Hernandez. Free kick taken by Cesare Bovo.
Silva Vagner Love challenges Antonio Nocerino unfairly and gives away a free kick. Antonio Nocerino restarts play with the free kick.
Corner from right by-line taken by Javier Pastore.
The ball is sent over by Pajtim Kasami, blocked by Vasili Berezutsky.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Keisuke Honda on Pajtim Kasami. Javier Pastore restarts play with the free kick.
Shot by Federico Balzaretti from outside the box goes high over the target.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Zoran Tosic, Federico Balzaretti shown a yellow card. Clearance by Cesare Bovo.
Zoran Tosic comes on in place of Mark Gonzalez.
(Palermo) makes a substitution, with Mauricio Pinilla coming on for Massimo Maccarone.
Shot from just outside the area by Tomas Necid misses to the left of the target.
Tomas Necid fouled by Federico Balzaretti, the ref awards a free kick. Sekou Oliseh takes the direct free kick.
Effort on goal by Abel Hernandez from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Silva Vagner Love on Giulio Migliaccio. Direct free kick taken by Giulio Migliaccio.
Short corner worked by Massimo Maccarone, Cesare Bovo takes a shot. Save made by Igor Akinfeev.
(CSKA Moscow) makes a substitution, with Tomas Necid coming on for Seydou Doumbia.
A goal is scored by Seydou Doumbia from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Palermo 0-2 CSKA Moscow.
Antonio Nocerino takes a shot. Vasili Berezutsky gets a block in.
Effort on goal by Javier Pastore from 35 yards missed to the left of the goal.
Giulio Migliaccio gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sergei Ignashevich. Free kick taken by Sergei Ignashevich.
Pajtim Kasami joins the action as a substitute, replacing Matteo Darmian.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Massimo Maccarone, Sergei Ignashevich makes a clearance.
The ball is swung over by Federico Balzaretti, blocked by Kirill Nababkin. Short corner taken by Massimo Maccarone.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Massimo Maccarone.
Pavel Mamaev fouled by Giulio Migliaccio, the ref awards a free kick. Pavel Mamaev takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Gonzalez on Mattia Cassani. Cesare Bovo crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Silva Vagner Love gets a block in.
Shot from deep inside the area by Georgi Shchennikov goes over the bar.
Seydou Doumbia takes a shot. Dorin Goian gets a block in.
Centre by Federico Balzaretti.
Massimo Maccarone takes a inswinging corner.
Unfair challenge on Giulio Migliaccio by Keisuke Honda results in a free kick. Cesare Bovo takes the free kick.
Massimo Maccarone is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Vasili Berezutsky.
Kirill Nababkin delivers the ball, Seydou Doumbia scores a headed goal from close in. Palermo 0-1 CSKA Moscow.Kirill Nababkin provided the assist for the goal.
Seydou Doumbia concedes a free kick for a foul on Abel Hernandez. Federico Balzaretti takes the direct free kick.
Antonio Nocerino concedes a free kick for a foul on Sekou Oliseh. Free kick taken by Pavel Mamaev.
Cesare Bovo concedes a free kick for a foul on Sekou Oliseh. Shot comes in from Keisuke Honda from the free kick.
Georgi Shchennikov challenges Javier Pastore unfairly and gives away a free kick. Cesare Bovo takes the direct free kick, Abel Hernandez takes a shot. Save by Igor Akinfeev.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Massimo Maccarone by Sekou Oliseh. Free kick taken by Giulio Migliaccio.
Outswinging corner taken by Pavel Mamaev.
Silva Vagner Love takes a shot. Francesco Benussi makes a save.
Effort on goal by Abel Hernandez from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.
Foul by Francesco Benussi on Mark Gonzalez, Penalty awarded. Francesco Benussi receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Placed penalty taken by Silva Vagner Love saved by Francesco Benussi. Palermo 0-0 CSKA Moscow.
Keisuke Honda is adjudged to have handled the ball. Cesare Bovo takes the direct free kick.
Foul by Abel Hernandez on Georgi Shchennikov, free kick awarded. Georgi Shchennikov restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Massimo Maccarone on Vasili Berezutsky, free kick awarded. Pavel Mamaev restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matteo Darmian by Sekou Oliseh. Matteo Darmian takes the free kick.
Short corner taken by Massimo Maccarone from the right by-line.
Short corner worked by Giulio Migliaccio.
Sekou Oliseh gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Giulio Migliaccio. Cesare Bovo takes the direct free kick.
Mark Gonzalez produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.
The referee blows for offside against Massimo Maccarone. Direct free kick taken by Vasili Berezutsky.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Giulio Migliaccio by Sekou Oliseh. Federico Balzaretti restarts play with the free kick.
Javier Pastore takes a shot. Save by Igor Akinfeev.
Javier Pastore takes a shot. Save made by Igor Akinfeev.
Abel Hernandez takes a shot. Save by Igor Akinfeev.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Seydou Doumbia on Massimo Maccarone. Cesare Bovo restarts play with the free kick.
The referee starts the match.
The referee blows for half time.
The match has reached half-time.
The referee gets the second half underway.
The referee blows for the end of the match.
Rossi wary of Moscow threat
Palermo coach Delio Rossi has warned his players of the big threat CSKA Moscow pose when the two teams meet in Europa League showdown at the Stadio Renzo Barbera.
Leonid Slutski's men have won both of their Group F matches to emerge as the early leaders, however Palermo can join them on six points by making the best of home advantage.
Rossi knows CSKA are proving prolific scorers in Europe, with a 3-0 win at Lausanne followed by a 3-0 triumph over Sparta Prague.
"I believe this is not only the most challenging game of the group, but also of other groups," said Rossi. "CSKA are one of the strongest teams in this competition.
"They go into this game on the back of six straight wins and I don't feel shame in saying that CSKA are stronger than us.
"We have less European experience than them but I hope this will change in the future."
Palermo head into Thursday's encounter riding a four-match winning streak.
Sunday's 4-1 triumph over Bologna, their first league win at home this season, lifted the Sicilians to sixth in Serie A.
Rossi's men have won both of their home games in Europe this season without conceding a goal and know the importance of clash.
"This game is crucial to qualify to the next stage of the competition," said Rossi. "We will play in front of our fans and we hope to take three points."
The Italians will have to keep a close eye on CSKA's strike-force of Seydou Doumbia and Vagner Love.
"They are very good players and very dangerous," said Rossi. "They can strike at any time and we will have to limit our mistakes."
Palermo will have to be focused from start to finish, with five of CSKA's six group goals coming after the hour mark.
The hosts will be without injured trio Fabrizio Miccoli, Fabio Liverani and Nicola Rigoni.
Moreover, Slovenian midfield pair Armin Bacinovic and Josip Ilicic are not eligible to play in UEFA competition this season.
CSKA blitz Palermo to maintain 100% record
Two goals from Seydou Doumbia and one from Tomas Necid kept up CSKA Moscow's 100% record in Group F of the Europa League with a 3-0 win against 10-man Palermo at the Stadio Renzo Barbera.
Doumbia, a 22-year-old Ivory Coast striker, headed home in a first half which also saw CSKA have a penalty kick saved by Palermo goalkeeper Francesco Benussi.
Then Doumbia slotted a second halfway through the second half to kill off the challenge of a lively Palermo side who had Argentinian midfielder Javier Pastore sent off for dissent.
It was a match in which CSKA demonstrated their superior power, dominating possession while Palermo looked to catch them on the break.
Palermo should have taken the lead after 11 minutes when Massimo Maccarone was played in 10 yards from goal. Unfortunately, the former Middlesbrough striker rushed his left foot shot, spooning the ball over the crossbar.
If that was a waste then CSKA were even more profligate when Mark Gonzalez was brought down in the penalty area by Benussi.
Vagner Love, the Brazilian striker with distinctive blue hair, stepped up only to see his spot-kick pushed aside by the Palermo goalkeeper.
If anything that miss spurred on CSKA. They began to dominate proceedings and the inevitable opener arrived after 34 minutes.
It owed a lot to shoddy Palermo marking, which allowed Doumbia to glide in between Matteo Darmian and Mattia Cassani to head home.
Palermo came out with renewed vigour after the break but they were rocked again by some sloppy defending.
This time substitute Kamil Glik and Dorin Goian were to blame, failing to track Doumba who provided the coolest of finishes before being substituted with Tomas Necid.
While Palermo never gave up, their fate was sealed after 75 minutes by a moment of madness from Pastore, who received a yellow card from referee Robert Schorgenhofer for dissent and then immediately received another and the inevitable red card for sarcastically applauding the official.
Necid wrapped it up, cashing in on a splendid flick from Alan Dzagoev to slide home a third goal as CSKA hit Palermo on the break.
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