{
    "title": "CSKA hold Red Star to in EL opener",
    "image": "https:\/\/images.supersport.com\/2018\/2\/Igor-Akinfeev-180213-G300.jpg",
    "body": "Former European Cup winners Red Star Belgrade were held to a 0-0 draw by CSKA Moscow in their Europa League last-32 first leg on Tuesday after both sides missed several chances on a cold and wet evening in the Serbian capital.<\/p>\r\n<p>\r\nRed Star, who won Europe's premier club competition in 1991, had the best chances in driving sleet although 2005 Uefa Cup winners CSKA dominated possession in the Rajko Mitic stadium.<\/p>\r\n<p>\r\nVisiting goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev denied Nemanja Radonjic in the 35th minute, after the winger raced clear from his markers, and also kept out a Damien Le Tallec effort with a superb save shortly after the break.<\/p>\r\n<p>\r\nComoros striker El Fardou Ben Nabouhane went close twice for Red Star and midfielder Nenad Krsticic glanced a header wide, while Canada goalkeeper Milan Borjan saved an early Vitinho shot at the other end.<\/p>\r\n<p>\r\nBrazilian Vitinho missed the game's final chance when he shot wide from a good position, leaving the tie delicately balanced ahead of the return leg in Moscow on February 21.<\/p>\r\n<p>\r\n\"We had some good chances but we played against a tough side who have a wealth of experience in European competition so we can't be too unhappy,\" Red Star coach Vladan Milojevic told Serbian television.<\/p>\r\n<p>\r\nStriker Aleksandar Pesic added: \"It's not a bad result and it gives us a fair chance of progressing to the last 16.\"<\/p>\r\n<p>\r\nThe other first-leg ties will be played on Thursday, with Borussia Dortmund's clash against Atalanta and Celtic's match against Zenit St Petersburg among the standout fixtures.<\/p>",
    "blurb": "Former European Cup winners Red Star Belgrade were held to a 0-0 draw by CSKA Moscow in their Europa League last-32 first leg on Tuesday after both sides missed several chances.",
    "date": "2018-02-13T21:37:06",
    "author": "",
    "credit": "Reuters",
    "img_credit": " Igor Akinfeev \u00a9 Getty Images",
    "category": "Europa League",
    "videos": []
}