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Igor Akinfeev : « We will try to seize our chance »

Published on 14 March 2018 at 4:00 PM
CSKA Moscow coach Viktor Goncharenko and goalie Igor Akinfeev previewed tomorrow's do-or-die Europa League match vs. Lyon at Groupama Stadium.

Viktor Goncharenko

« OL are a good team. They have a solid attack with interesting full backs that contribute a lot offensively. We will do our utmost to correct the mistakes made in the first leg. We have to score the first goal and then see what happens… Vitinho is not yet 100% physically recovered, but he is preparing with the rest of the group. We need the fans to support us. We all have the same goal.

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Igor Akinfeev

« Whatever the score, you have to remain optimistic. This is the goal of any high-level athlete. We will try to seize our chance. We must take things step by step…I think Anthony Lopes is a very good goalkeeper, even though I did not know him before playing the first leg… I have already won a European Cup. This is an opportunity for my teammates to do it. It would be a great pleasure to win the Europa League.»

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. CSKA train at Groupama Stadium .

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Shortly after Wednesday's press conference, the CSKA Moscow squad headed to Groupama Stadium, site of tomorrow night's Europa League Round-of-16 return leg. With the media observing the first 15 minutes of the session, the players got their first look of the pitch before being put through the paces by head coach Victor Goncharenko.

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