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Group stage - Group D

CSKA Moskva - Man. City
1-2
 

CSKA Moskva - Man. City 1-2 - 23/10/2013 - Match page - UEFA Champions League 2014

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City topple CSKA thanks to Agüero double

Published: Wednesday 23 October 2013, 20.00CET
City topple CSKA thanks to Agüero double 
Fernandinho praises City team effort ©Getty Images

Manchester City FC took a big step towards reaching the UEFA Champions League knockout phase with a 2-1 victory against PFC CSKA Moskva on a chilly evening in the Russian capital.

Manuel Pellegrini's men had to come from behind in the Group D fixture, the hosts having taken a 32nd-minute lead through Zoran Tošić's fine lob. City's response was immediate, with Sergio Agüero showing his predatory instincts to get on the end of David Silva's cross and, eight minutes later, putting his team in front from Álvaro Negredo's intelligent centre.

Match in 5

  • City three points clear of CSKA in second place
  • Tošić gives CSKA lead but Agüero with rapid response
  • Agüero edges City ahead before half-time
  • Honda misses great chance to equalise late on
  • City triumph in first match against Russian side

Reaction

It is a pity. I am so gutted that it is difficult for me to find any words.

Leonid Slutski, CSKA coach

Leonid Slutski, CSKA coach

[David] Silva and [Sergio] Agüero are top players and every match they play they show how they can play football.

Manuel Pellegrini, Manchester City manager

Manuel Pellegrini, Manchester City manager

 

Player rater

Agüero

Top Player

Man. City 

Lineups

cska moskva

CSKA Moskva

man. city

Man. City

35Akinfeev (GK) (C)1Hart (GK)
3Wernbloom
Yellow Card45+1
5Zabaleta
Yellow Card79
4Ignashevich
Yellow Card53
9Negredo
Yellow Card47
Substitution72
7Honda13Kolarov
8St. Zuber
Substitution50
14Javi García
14Nababkin15Jesús Navas
21Tošić
Goal32
16Agüero
Goal34
Goal42
Substitution89
23G. Milanov21Silva
Substitution79
24V. Berezutski
Substitution6
25Fernandinho
42Schennikov33Nastasić
88Doumbia42Y. Touré (C)
Yellow Card64

Substitutes

1Chepchugov (GK)30Pantilimon (GK)
5Vasin2Richards
6A. Berezutski
Substitution6
6Lescott
11González8Nasri
Substitution79
18Musa
Substitution50
Yellow Card71
10Džeko
Substitution72
25Rahimić22Clichy
Substitution89
31Vitinho35Jovetić

Coaches

Leonid Slutski (RUS) Manuel Pellegrini (CHI)

Referee

Ovidiu Haţegan (ROU)

Standings

Last updated: 24/10/2013 09:29 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
 

Match statistics

CSKA Moskva
Man. City

1

Goals scored

2

44

Possession (%)

56

9

Total attempts

17

8

on target

10

1

off target

7

3

blocked

1

0

against woodwork

0

3

Corners

7

1

Offsides

3

3

Yellow cards

3

0

Red Cards

0

14

Fouls committed

15

14

Fouls suffered

12

488

Passes

621

343

completed

489

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    City claim a crucial victory to go second in the group and leave CSKA three points behind them. The win was not an easy one though and they were made to work for their success right up until the final whistle when Keisuke Honda could have equalised with a close-range volley. But the Premier League side held on to the lead that they had established through Sergio Agüero's double and can be very pleased with the result.
  • Substitution
    89
    Clichy (in) - Agüero (out) (Man. City)
    Pellegrini now adds an extra defender to his team as the look to see out the win.
  • Substitution
    79
    Nasri (in) - Silva (out) (Man. City)
  • Yellow Card
    79
    Zabaleta (Man. City) is booked.
  • Substitution
    72
    Džeko (in) - Negredo (out) (Man. City)
    Manuel Pellegrini shows that he is not thinking about defending just yet as Edin Džeko enters the field of play. He has scored against CSKA before, when playing for Wolfsburg, in the 2009/10 UEFA Champions League campaign.

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