Europa League

October 4, 2012


Anzhi Makhachkala

2 - 0

Young Boys

Group A

16:00 +00:00, October 4, 2012

Lokomotiv Stadium, Russia

Referee: Felix Zwayer

Eto'o at the double for Anzhi

#INSERT type:image caption:Samuel Eto'o celebrates after netting his second END#

Two goals from Samuel Eto'o earned Anzhi Makhachkala their first Europa League group-stage win as they defeated Young Boys 2-0.

The Cameroon international struck twice in the second half to inflict back-to-back defeats on their Swiss opponents.

Anzhi had played out a 1-1 draw with Udinese in their Group A opener, while Young Boys were beaten by Liverpool in an eight-goal thriller.

The visitors created the first chance at Moscow's Lokomotiv Stadium, with Alain Nef's header swept off the line by defender Rasim Tagirbekov after just seven minutes.

Anzhi soon settled into their stride and Joao Carlos drilled over from distance before Brazilian compatriot Jucilei fired wide of the left post from outside of the area.

Young Boys threatened again on the half-hour through Jan Lecjaks, who pounced on a poor clearance from Christopher Samba only to see his left-footed effort well saved by goalkeeper Vladimir Gabulov.

And they came close again four minutes into the second half when Gonzalo Zarate unleashed a flier from the edge of the area which narrowly cleared the crossbar.

However, it was Zarate's error that led to the opening goal after 61 minutes. The striker was penalised for a handball in the area and Eto'o made no mistake with the resulting spot-kick, placing his shot into the bottom-left corner.

Eto'o almost had another goal next to his name eight minutes later but directed his header from Mbark Boussoufa's corner over the bar.

Young Boys' attempts to get back on level terms saw both Nef and Juhani Ojala head the ball wide within the space of two minutes.

And they were made to pay for the misses when Eto'o wrapped things up in the final minute by turning in a cross from Oleg Shatov.

Scoring Summary

Anzhi Makhachkala Young Boys
Samuel Eto'o (pen 61') 
Samuel Eto'o (90') 


Anzhi Makhachkala Young Boys
Vladimir GabulovMarco Wolfli
5 Joao CarlosAlain Nef
Christopher Samba22 Dusan Veskovac
13 Rasim Tagirbekov13 Elsad Zverotic
Mbark Boussoufa33 Jan Lecjaks
85 Lassana DiarraJuhani Ojala
7 Kamil Agalarov10 Moreno Costanzo
8 Silva Jucilei14 Christian Schneuwly
14 Oleg Shatov7 Mathias Vitkieviez
Samuel Eto'oRaul Marcelo Bobadilla
19 Lacina Traore19 Eulogio Zarate
27 Mekhti DzhenetovIvan Benito 27
15 Arseniy LogashovS Sutter 23
18 Yuri ZhirkovAlexander Gonzalez 2
21 Georgi GabulovMario Raimondi 16
10 Shamil LakhiyalovRaphael Nuzzolo 29
16 Mehdi GonzalezLeonardo Bertone 32
20 Fyodr SmolovMichael Freyer Leciñena 20
Yuri Zhirkov for Rasim Tagirbekov (17)
Raphael Nuzzolo for Eulogio Zarate (66)
Mehdi Gonzalez for Lacina Traore (63)
Michael Freyer Leciñena for Christian Schneuwly (66)
Georgi Gabulov for Joao Carlos (78)
Alexander Gonzalez for Mathias Vitkieviez (77)
Yellow Cards
Rasim Tagirbekov (5)
Michael Freyer Leciñena (84)
Christopher Samba (59)
Moreno Costanzo (88)
Mehdi Gonzalez (85)
· Squads: Anzhi Makhachkala | Young Boys