City of Manchester Stadium - Manchester 27/11/2013 - 20:45CET (19:45 local time)

Group stage - Group D

Man. City - Plzeň
4-2
 

Man. City - Plzeň 4-2 - 27/11/2013 - Match page - UEFA Champions League 2014

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City hold off plucky Plzeň

Published: Wednesday 27 November 2013, 22.00CET
City hold off plucky Plzeň
Álvaro Negredo celebrates making it 3-2 three minutes after coming on ©AFP/Getty Images

Manchester City FC scored two late goals to overcome battling FC Viktoria Plzeň and keep alive their hopes of topping UEFA Champions League Group D.

City led twice through Sergio Agüero and Samir Nasri but each time Plzeň replied as Tomáš Hořava and Stanislav Tecl found the net. With 12 minutes remaining, though, recently introduced substitute Álvaro Negredo arrived at the back post to turn in a low cross by Jesús Navas. Edin Džeko ended any doubt with a late header from James Milner's centre and Plzeň remain without a point.

Match in 5

  • Late goals from Negredo and Džeko secure City win 
  • Agüero and Nasri on target earlier for City
  • Hořava and Tecl twice levelled for Plzeň
  • City must beat Bayern 4-1 or better to top Group D
  • Plzeň can still qualify for UEFA Europa League

Reaction

It was a hard game. We know there are no easy games. The most important thing is that we finished with a win at home.

Samir Nasri, Manchester City midfielder

Samir Nasri, Manchester City midfielder

Now we have a kind of head-to-head game against CSKA – after a 3-2 away loss – and we are going to give it everything to finish in third place.

Pavel Vrba, Plzeň coach

Pavel Vrba, Plzeň coach

 

Player rater

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Lineups

man. city

Man. City

plzeň

Plzeň

1Hart (GK)1Kozáčik (GK)
2Richards4Hubník
6Lescott7Hořava
Goal43
7Milner
Yellow Card40
9Tecl
Goal69
8Nasri
Goal65
Substitution75
10Horváth (C)
10Džeko
Goal89
11Petržela
Substitution73
13Kolarov (C)12Ďuriš
Substitution90+1
14Javi García21Procházka
16Agüero
Goal33
Substitution46
26Kolář
Substitution86
25Fernandinho
Substitution64
27Rajtoral
26Demichelis
Yellow Card72
28Čišovský
Yellow Card49

Substitutes

30Pantilimon (GK)13Bolek (GK)
5Zabaleta2Hejda
9Negredo
Substitution75
Goal78
14Řezník
15Jesús Navas
Substitution46
15Wágner
Substitution90+1
38Boyata19Kovařík
Substitution73
42Y. Touré
Substitution64
Yellow Card90+2
23Bakoš
Substitution86
52Huws24Pospíšil

Coaches

Manuel Pellegrini (CHI) Pavel Vrba (CZE)

Referee

Fırat Aydınus (TUR)

Standings

Last updated: 28/11/2013 09:07 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
 

Match statistics

Man. City
Plzeň

4

Goals scored

2

53

Possession (%)

47

20

Total attempts

16

9

on target

9

11

off target

7

0

blocked

3

1

against woodwork

0

3

Corners

11

2

Offsides

6

3

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

12

Fouls committed

14

13

Fouls suffered

12

513

Passes

428

375

completed

294

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Manchester City secure the victory after being pushed all the way by Plzeň in this Group D clash before running out 4-2 winners at the City of Manchester Stadium.
  • Yellow Card
    90+2
    Y. Touré (Man. City) is shown a yellow card.
  • Substitution
    90+1
    Wágner (in) - Ďuriš (out) (Plzeň)
  • Goal
    89
    Džeko (Man. City) scores!
    James Milner crosses the ball deep into the Plzeň penalty area and Edin Džeko gets above the defender to head the ball past Matúš Kozáčik.
  • Substitution
    86
    Bakoš (in) - Kolář (out) (Plzeň)

See also

  • Man. City

    Next match played UEFA Champions League: v Bayern, 10 December 2013, 2-3
  • Plzeň

    Next match played UEFA Champions League: v CSKA Moskva, 10 December 2013, 2-1
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