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Plzeň storm back to snatch third from CSKA

Published: Tuesday 10 December 2013, 23.00CET
FC Viktoria Plzeň 2-1 PFC CSKA Moskva
Tomáš Wágner lashed in a 90th-minute winner to earn a UEFA Europa League spot as Pavel Vrba enjoyed a dream end to his reign as Plzeň boss.
by Vojtěch Raiman
from Štruncovy Sady Stadión

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Match statistics

PlzeňCSKA Moskva

Goals scored2
 
1
Possession (%)54
 
46
Total attempts21
 
12
on target12
 
7
off target9
 
5
blocked8
 
2
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners13
 
3
Offsides4
 
2
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red Cards0
2
Fouls committed17
 
7
Fouls suffered7
 
17
Passes569
 
526
completed428
 
374

Standings

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

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Tuesday 10 December 2013, 23.00CET

Plzeň storm back to snatch third from CSKA

FC Viktoria Plzeň 2-1 PFC CSKA Moskva
Tomáš Wágner lashed in a 90th-minute winner to earn a UEFA Europa League spot as Pavel Vrba enjoyed a dream end to his reign as Plzeň boss.

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.

It was an incredible end to Vrba's five-and-a-half-year spell as Plzeň coach as he departs to take the reins of the Czech Republic. Indeed, an air of expectation hung over the Štruncovy Sady Stadión all night, the atmosphere as electric at the finish as it had been at the start, when the home side were fully charged. Milan Petržela and Pavel Horváth soon threatened yet it was 27 minutes before Igor Akinfeev was called into action, to deny Stanislav Tecl.

Plzeň's attacking endeavour was a bit toothless; CSKA, on the counterattack, seemed to pose far greater threat. Never more so than when Musa found himself one-on-one with Matúš Kozáčik but the goalkeeper blocked with his left foot. By half-time the away team were on an equal footing and slowly the pendulum swung towards CSKA. On 65 minutes they went 1-0 up as substitute Keisuke Honda crossed from the left and Ahmed Musa nodded in at the far post.

CSKA appeared to be cruising but when Dzagoev was red-carded for a trip, they began to sink. It took nine minutes for Plzeň to capitalise as Horváth delivered a perfect pass from the right and Kolář met it with a firm header. The equaliser heralded a frantic period of pressure from the hosts, buoyed by their fantastic fans, and they sealed a famous win when František Rajtoral delivered towards Wagner. The forward still had a lot to do but he did it in some style. A fitting farewell for Vrba.

Last updated: 12/12/13 0.01CET

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Lineups

plzeň

Plzeň

cska moskva

CSKA Moskva

1
KozáčikMatúš Kozáčik (GK)
35
AkinfeevIgor Akinfeev (GK) (C)
7
HořavaTomáš Hořava
3
WernbloomPontus Wernbloom
Yellow Card90+1
Red Card90+3
8
LimberskýDavid Limberský
4
IgnashevichSergei Ignashevich
9
TeclStanislav Tecl
Substitution82
6
A. BerezutskiAleksei Berezutski
10
HorváthPavel Horváth (C)
10
DzagoevAlan Dzagoev
Red Card67
11
PetrželaMilan Petržela
Substitution70
18
MusaAhmed Musa
Goal65
Substitution90+1
12
ĎurišMichal Ďuriš
Substitution58
20
ElmRasmus Elm
21
ProcházkaVáclav Procházka
Yellow Card25
21
TošićZoran Tošić
Substitution52
26
KolářDaniel Kolář
Goal76
23
G. MilanovGeorgi Milanov
Substitution74
27
RajtoralFrantišek Rajtoral
39
KaravaevVyacheslav Karavaev
28
ČišovskýMarián Čišovský
42
SchennikovGeorgi Schennikov
Yellow Card80

Substitutes

13
BolekPetr Bolek (GK)
1
ChepchugovSergei Chepchugov (GK)
2
HejdaLukáš Hejda
5
VasinViktor Vasin
4
HubníkRoman Hubník
7
HondaKeisuke Honda
Substitution52
Yellow Card90+1
14
ŘezníkRadim Řezník
8
St. ZuberSteven Zuber
Substitution74
15
WágnerTomáš Wágner
Substitution82
Goal90
14
NababkinKirill Nababkin
19
KovaříkJan Kovařík
Substitution58
31
VitinhoVitinho
Substitution90+1
23
BakošMarek Bakoš
Substitution70
Yellow Card90+2
71
BazelyukKonstantin Bazelyuk

Coach

Pavel Vrba (CZE) Leonid Slutski (RUS)

Referee

Damir Skomina (SVN)

Assistant referees

Primož Arhar (SVN), Bojan Ul (SVN)

Fourth official

Robert Vukan (SVN)

Additional assistant referees

Slavko Vinčić (SVN), Roberto Ponis (SVN)

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