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Group stage - Group D

Plzeň - CSKA Moskva
2-1
 

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Plzeň storm back to snatch third from CSKA

Published: Tuesday 10 December 2013, 23.00CET
Plzeň storm back to snatch third from CSKA
Celebrations for Viktoria Plzeň after their dramatic victory over CSKA Moskva ©AFP/Getty Images

Substitute Tomáš Wágner lashed in a 90th-minute winner as FC Viktoria Plzeň stole third place in Group D and a UEFA Europa League spot from right under PFC CSKA Moskva's noses, giving coach Pavel Vrba a dream send-off.

The Russian visitors, needing only a draw, looked home and hosed when Ahmed Musa broke the deadlock midway through the second half. But the dismissal of Alan Dzagoev soon after altered the complexion of the match. Daniel Kolář headed a 76th-minute equaliser to spark a Plzeň onslaught and Wágner found a way through the Army Men defences at the death – though there was still time for Pontus Wernbloom to see red and complete CSKA's misery.

Match in 5

  • Wágner's late winner sends Plzeň into UEFA Europa League
  • Vrba oversees comeback victory in final game at Plzeň helm
  • Musa gives CSKA 65th-minute lead, Kolář equalises
  • Wernbloom and Dzagoev sent off for CSKA
  • CSKA finish bottom of Group D

Reaction

I could not have thought of a better ending to a great five years, coming out on the winning side in such a dramatic game.

Pavel Vrba, Plzeň coach

Pavel Vrba, Plzeň coach

We should have killed this game off easily. We ran out of steam and concentration to stop our opponents.

Leonid Slutski, CSKA coach

Leonid Slutski, CSKA coach

 

Player rater

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Top Player

Plzeň 

Lineups

plzeň

Plzeň

cska moskva

CSKA Moskva

1Kozáčik (GK)35Akinfeev (GK) (C)
7Hořava3Wernbloom
Yellow Card90+1
Red Card90+3
8Limberský4Ignashevich
9Tecl
Substitution82
6A. Berezutski
10Horváth (C)10Dzagoev
Red Card67
11Petržela
Substitution70
18Musa
Goal65
Substitution90+1
12Ďuriš
Substitution58
20Elm
21Procházka
Yellow Card25
21Tošić
Substitution52
26Kolář
Goal76
23G. Milanov
Substitution74
27Rajtoral39Karavaev
28Čišovský42Schennikov
Yellow Card80

Substitutes

13Bolek (GK)1Chepchugov (GK)
2Hejda5Vasin
4Hubník7Honda
Substitution52
Yellow Card90+1
14Řezník8St. Zuber
Substitution74
15Wágner
Substitution82
Goal90
14Nababkin
19Kovařík
Substitution58
31Vitinho
Substitution90+1
23Bakoš
Substitution70
Yellow Card90+2
71Bazelyuk

Coaches

Pavel Vrba (CZE) Leonid Slutski (RUS)

Referee

Damir Skomina (SVN)

Standings

Last updated: 11/12/2013 09:41 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
 

Match statistics

Plzeň
CSKA Moskva

2

Goals scored

1

54

Possession (%)

46

21

Total attempts

12

12

on target

7

9

off target

5

8

blocked

2

0

against woodwork

0

13

Corners

3

4

Offsides

2

2

Yellow cards

3

0

Red Cards

2

17

Fouls committed

7

7

Fouls suffered

17

569

Passes

526

428

completed

374

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Plzeň have snatched a famous victory that sees them claim third spot in Group D and a place in the round of 32 of the UEFA Europa League.
  • Red Card
    90+3
    Wernbloom (CSKA Moskva) is dismissed.
  • Yellow Card
    90+2
    Bakoš (Plzeň) is cautioned by the referee.
  • Substitution
    90+1
    Vitinho (in) - Musa (out) (CSKA Moskva)
  • Yellow Card
    90+1
    Wernbloom (CSKA Moskva) is cautioned by the referee.

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