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Negredo leads way as City secure progress

Published: Tuesday 5 November 2013, 23.02CET
Manchester City FC 5-2 PFC CSKA Moskva
Álvaro Negredo's treble was supplemented by two Sergio Agüero strikes as the hosts confirmed a first ever appearance in the knockout phase.
by Simon Hart
from City of Manchester Stadium

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Match statistics

Man. CityCSKA Moskva

Goals scored5
 
2
Possession (%)57
 
43
Total attempts15
 
11
on target10
 
8
off target5
 
3
blocked1
 
2
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners6
 
2
Offsides1
 
3
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed15
 
5
Fouls suffered5
 
15
Passes743
 
575
completed624
 
448

Standings

Last updated: 19/06/2014 23:28 CET

Legend:

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Pts: Points   
 
Published: Tuesday 5 November 2013, 23.02CET

Negredo leads way as City secure progress

Manchester City FC 5-2 PFC CSKA Moskva
Álvaro Negredo's treble was supplemented by two Sergio Agüero strikes as the hosts confirmed a first ever appearance in the knockout phase.

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.

For City, the memory of their two previous disappointing UEFA Champions League campaigns vanished into the Manchester night and they can now look ahead to the knockout stages when – as manager Manuel Pellegrini noted in the match programme – "anything can happen". This second win over CSKA in a fortnight leaves them six points above the Russian side and the only plus for Leonid Slutski's men is that FC Bayern München's victory at point-less FC Viktoria Plzeň at least keeps them third in Group D.

CSKA had needed a positive result to stay within reach of City but made the worst possible start as David Silva went down under Zoran Tošić's ill-timed challenge and Agüero placed his spot kick just too high for Igor Akinfeev, who had guessed the right way.

Agüero underlined his supreme confidence when he turned away from Sergei Ignashevich before finding the far corner expertly to make it 2-0 and, in the process, become City's record scorer in Europe. The forward has nine goals from his last six appearances and is showing signs of a fruitful partnership with Negredo. The pair combined for the third as Agüero won the ball in midfield, exchanged passes with the Spaniard and then crossed for him to tap in.

At that point CSKA must have rued Doumbia's early miss – the Ivorian getting behind the home defence but firing over with the deficit at just a single goal. They gained a glimmer of hope when the attacker did find the net in first-half added time. Sent clear by Pontus Wernbloom, he rounded Costel Pantilimon, making his European debut for City in place of Joe Hart, to score.

Yet CSKA's faint hope was extinguished soon after the restart when Yaya Touré scooped a ball over the back line for Nasri to beat the offside trap and square for Negredo to notch his second. The small band of noisy CSKA fans saw Doumbia, upended by Gaël Clichy in the City box, send Pantilimon the wrong way from the penalty spot but it was Negredo who rounded off the scoring as Pellegrini's team marched into the last 16 with two games to spare.

Last updated: 03/12/13 19.44CET

http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/season=2014/matches/round=2000479/match=2011821/postmatch/report/index.html#negredo+seals+city+progress

Lineups

man. city

Man. City

cska moskva

CSKA Moskva

30
PantilimonCostel Pantilimon (GK)
35
AkinfeevIgor Akinfeev (GK) (C)
5
ZabaletaPablo Zabaleta
3
WernbloomPontus Wernbloom
8
NasriSamir Nasri
Substitution77
4
IgnashevichSergei Ignashevich
9
NegredoÁlvaro Negredo
Goal30
Goal51
Goal90+2
6
A. BerezutskiAleksei Berezutski
16
AgüeroSergio Agüero
Goal3
Goal20
7
HondaKeisuke Honda
Substitution79
21
SilvaDavid Silva
Substitution66
14
NababkinKirill Nababkin
22
ClichyGaël Clichy
18
MusaAhmed Musa
Substitution45
25
FernandinhoFernandinho
Substitution46
21
TošićZoran Tošić
Yellow Card12
26
DemichelisMartín Demichelis
23
G. MilanovGeorgi Milanov
Substitution46
33
NastasićMatija Nastasić
42
SchennikovGeorgi Schennikov
42
Y. TouréYaya Touré (C)
Yellow Card57
88
DoumbiaSeydou Doumbia
Goal45+1
Goal71

Substitutes

1
HartJoe Hart (GK)
1
ChepchugovSergei Chepchugov (GK)
2
RichardsMicah Richards
5
VasinViktor Vasin
6
LescottJoleon Lescott
8
St. ZuberSteven Zuber
Substitution45
7
MilnerJames Milner
Substitution46
20
ElmRasmus Elm
Substitution46
10
DžekoEdin Džeko
25
RahimićElvir Rahimić
13
KolarovAleksandar Kolarov
Substitution66
31
VitinhoVitinho
Substitution79
15
Jesús NavasJesús Navas
Substitution77
71
BazelyukKonstantin Bazelyuk

Coach

Manuel Pellegrini (CHI) Leonid Slutski (RUS)

Referee

Carlos Velasco Carballo (ESP)

Assistant referees

Roberto Alonso (ESP), Juan Yuste (ESP)

Fourth official

Roberto Díaz Pérez del Palomar (ESP)

Additional assistant referees

Carlos Del Cerro (ESP), Javier Estrada (ESP)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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