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Free kick awarded for a foul by Tomas Necid on Pablo Contreras. Dario Kresic restarts play with the free kick.
Alexei Berezutsky is brought on as a substitute for Zoran Tosic.
Stefanos Athanasiadis is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Igor Akinfeev.
Foul by Adelino Vieirinha on Georgi Shchennikov, free kick awarded. Adelino Vieirinha receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Igor Akinfeev takes the direct free kick.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Stefanos Athanasiadis. Free kick taken by Igor Akinfeev.
The official flags Nabil El Zhar offside. Free kick taken by Igor Akinfeev.
Alan Dzagoev joins the action as a substitute, replacing Seydou Doumbia. Perez Pablo Garcia takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Tomas Necid.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Perez Pablo Garcia, Vasili Berezutsky makes a clearance.
Nabil El Zhar takes a shot. Igor Akinfeev makes a save.
Stefanos Athanasiadis is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Vasili Berezutsky restarts play with the free kick.
Tomas Necid has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.
Nabil El Zhar is ruled offside. Igor Akinfeev restarts play with the free kick.
Perez Pablo Garcia concedes a free kick for a foul on Pavel Mamaev. Direct free kick taken by Sergei Ignashevich.
Effort from outside the penalty box by Stavros Tsoukalas goes wide right of the goal.
Stefanos Athanasiadis comes on in place of Vladimir Ivic.
Foul by Dorvalino Lino on Zoran Tosic, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Pavel Mamaev.
Eugeni Aldonin replaces Aleksandrs Cauna.
Shot from close in by Seydou Doumbia misses to the left of the target.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Pavel Mamaev from the left by-line, save made by Dario Kresic.
Corner taken left-footed by Zoran Tosic, save made by Dario Kresic.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Aleksandrs Cauna on Miroslaw Sznaucner. Free kick taken by Bruno Cirillo.
Unfair challenge on Adelino Vieirinha by Pavel Mamaev results in a free kick. The referee shows Pavel Mamaev a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Nabil El Zhar is brought on as a substitute for Victor Vitolo. The ball is sent over by Perez Pablo Garcia, Nabil El Zhar produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.
Tomas Necid fouled by Bruno Cirillo, the ref awards a free kick. Shot on goal comes in from Zoran Tosic from the free kick, Dario Kresic makes a save.
Corner taken left-footed by Perez Pablo Garcia from the left by-line, Vasili Berezutsky manages to make a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Victor Vitolo by Deividas Semberas results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Perez Pablo Garcia, Tomas Necid makes a clearance.
Vasili Berezutsky challenges Adelino Vieirinha unfairly and gives away a free kick. Dorvalino Lino crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, Igor Akinfeev makes a save.
Dario Kresic comes on in place of Kostas Chalkias.
The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Igor Akinfeev.
Zoran Tosic takes a shot. Save by Kostas Chalkias.
Dimitris Salpingidis is caught offside. Igor Akinfeev takes the indirect free kick.
Tomas Necid takes a shot. Save by Kostas Chalkias.
Tomas Necid takes a shot. Save made by Kostas Chalkias.
Corner taken by Zoran Tosic, clearance made by Perez Pablo Garcia.
Seydou Doumbia takes a shot. Save by Kostas Chalkias.
Pavel Mamaev takes the inswinging corner, Zoran Tosic takes a shot. Save by Kostas Chalkias.
Vladimir Ivic has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide left of the target.
Unfair challenge on Adelino Vieirinha by Kirill Nababkin results in a free kick. Kirill Nababkin is booked. Free kick taken by Vladimir Ivic.
Goal scored by Tomas Necid from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. PAOK Salonika 0-1 CSKA Moscow.The assist for the goal came from Georgi Shchennikov.
Kirill Nababkin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dimitris Salpingidis. Vladimir Ivic restarts play with the free kick.
Effort from inside the area by Zoran Tosic misses to the left of the goal.
Seydou Doumbia is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Direct free kick taken by Bruno Cirillo.
Effort on goal by Aleksandrs Cauna from long range goes harmlessly over the bar.
The referee blows for offside. Georgi Shchennikov takes the indirect free kick.
Pavel Mamaev challenges Vladimir Ivic unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Perez Pablo Garcia.
Unfair challenge on Victor Vitolo by Aleksandrs Cauna results in a free kick. Perez Pablo Garcia takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Bruno Cirillo by Tomas Necid. Bruno Cirillo takes the direct free kick.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Perez Pablo Garcia, Vladimir Ivic has a headed effort from close range and clears the crossbar.
Dimitris Salpingidis takes a shot. Save made by Igor Akinfeev.
Deividas Semberas challenges Vladimir Ivic unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Adelino Vieirinha from the free kick, save by Igor Akinfeev.
Pavel Mamaev takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Bruno Cirillo.
Tomas Necid is adjudged to have handled the ball. Bruno Cirillo restarts play with the free kick.
The offside flag is raised against Dimitris Salpingidis. Indirect free kick taken by Seydou Doumbia.
Inswinging corner taken by Perez Pablo Garcia from the left by-line, Shot from deep inside the area by Bruno Cirillo clears the bar.
The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Sergei Ignashevich.
Slutsky: Rustiness could hinder CSKA
Leonid Slutsky admits he does not know how his CSKA Moscow team will perform against PAOK Salonika on Thursday.
With the Russian league season ending in November, CSKA have not played a match since a 1-1 draw with Sparta Prague in their final Europa League group game on December 15.
That was their only slip in an otherwise perfect campaign, which brought seven straight wins and an average of three goals per game as they easily topped Group F.
But potential rustiness is a major concern for Slutsky as his side prepare for the first leg of their last-32 clash in Thessaloniki.
He said at Wednesday's pre-match press conference: "It's too early yet to know how we will play.
"It is difficult for a team to play again after an interruption like this. I'll be happy if we look at the minimum of what we did before the break."
Mark Gonzalez and Sekou Oliseh have recovered from injuries but Slutsky will wait until Thursday to decide on the fitness of Keisuke Honda and Vagner Love.
The coach added: "We must cope with the absence of important players so it does not affect the organisation of the team."
Captain Igor Akinfeev gave his team, the UEFA Cup champions in 2005, only a 50-50 chance of progressing to the last 16.
He said: "We will look at how we can improve. We know each other, we have done intensive training, but it's all about Thursday night. The chances of qualifying are 50-50 I think."
CSKA's form before Christmas and their European pedigree has seen them tipped as potential winners of the trophy, but Akinfeev played down those hopes.
The goalkeeper said: "Only the games will show what we can achieve. There are many candidates, not only from Russia but from England and other countries."
First CSKA have to beat PAOK, and Akinfeev admitted the renowned atmosphere at the Toumba Stadium will be a factor.
He added: "We have played in many stadiums and such atmosphere is unusual. Some are less crazy, some more crazy like here."
In contrast to their opponents, PAOK were the lowest goalscorers to make it through the group stage, netting only five times as they finished runners-up to Villarreal in Group D.
They are, however, unbeaten in their last six European home games and are boosted by the fitness of Vladimir Ivic, Vitolo and Lino.
Necid earns CSKA crucial away win
Tomas Necid scored the only goal to give CSKA Moscow a slender 1-0 advantage in their Europa League last-32 clash at PAOK Salonika.
Necid struck after 29 minutes at the Toumbas Stadium with the away goal making the Russian side favourites to progress ahead of the return leg in Moscow next week.
With the Russian domestic season ending in November, CSKA had not played a match since drawing with Sparta Prague in their final Europa League group game on December 15.
And their rustiness was apparent as Bruno Cirillo was allowed an early shot for PAOK before Vieirinha's curling free-kick had to be punched clear by Igor Akinfeev.
The CSKA goalkeeper did even better after 12 minutes, tipping a first-time shot from Dimitris Salpingidis round the post, before Vladimir Ivic headed the resulting corner over the target from close range.
CSKA had to wait 22 minutes for their first chance, although it was a speculative shot from distance by Aleksandrs Cauna which cleared the crossbar.
The visitors soon began to grow in confidence, though, and Zoran Tosic came much closer with a left-footed strike which curled just past the left upright.
And they were in front after 29 minutes thanks to Necid, who neatly tucked away a cross from Georgi Shchennikov into the bottom right corner.
Having got themselves on the scoreboard, CSKA looked to add to their lead and PAOK goalkeeper Kostas Chalkias had to be at his best before the interval to keep out efforts from Seydou Doumbia, Necid and Tosic.
Chalkias failed to emerge after the break due to injury, with Dario Kresic taking his place between the posts.
Lino then tried to produce an equaliser for PAOK but could only aim his free-kick straight at Akinfeev.
Kresic saw his first action after 53 minutes holding onto a free-kick from Tosic, and caused further frustration for CSKA 10 minutes later with two fine saves in quick succession to palm away shots from Tosic and Pavel Mamaev.
Both sides continued to have their chances as the half wore on, Stavros Tsoukalas driving wide for PAOK before Necid also directed an effort past the right post.
Substitute Nabil El Zhar had one final chance to equalise for the Greek hosts seven minutes from time, but Akinfeev was equal to the challenge, punching away his 18-yard drive.
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