Álvaro Negredo scored a hat-trick as Manchester City FC secured their place in the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League for the first time thanks to a comprehensive victory against PFC CSKA Moskva.
City seized control of the game after three minutes through Sergio Agüero's penalty and by the half-hour it was 3-0 as the Argentinian, with his second, and Negredo found the net. Although Seydou Doumbia pulled a goal back on the stroke of half-time, Negredo's second after 51 minutes ended any doubt. A Doumbia penalty reduced the deficit again before Negredo completed his treble with a stoppage-time header from James Milner's cross.
The first target was to qualify. Tonight we did that. Now we can play our last two games thinking about coming first in the group, which is important.
Manuel Pellegrini, Manchester City manager
Of course we are not happy with our defensive performance and the number of opportunities we allowed our opponents. We could have played better.
Leonid Slutski, CSKA coach
|30||Pantilimon (GK)||35||Akinfeev (GK) (C)|
|42||Y. Touré (C)|
|1||Hart (GK)||1||Chepchugov (GK)|
|Manuel Pellegrini (CHI)||Leonid Slutski (RUS)|
|Carlos Velasco Carballo (ESP)|
|D||Man. City||CSKA Moskva|
|A||Real Sociedad||Man. United|