Champions League - Group D
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Manchester City 5-2 CSKA Moscow

Alvaro Negredo's hat-trick ensured Manchester City moved into the Champions League knockout phase for the first time with a comfortable win over CSKA Moscow.

Sergio Aguero was the initial inspiration, scoring two and setting up another for Negredo as City scored three times inside the first half-hour to make it a straightforward night for Manuel Pellegrini's side.

Having already secured a victory in Moscow, City knew they would be able to progress into the last 16 at the third time of asking if they won again and Viktoria Plzen failed to beat holders Bayern Munich.

Aguero's early penalty was followed by a cool finish before a cross for strike partner Negredo effectively ended the contest.

Seydou Doumbia did pull a goal back for CSKA before the interval but the outstanding Samir Nasri set up Negredo's second just after half-time to restore City's three-goal advantage.

Doumbia beat City keeper Costel Pantilimon, once again chosen ahead of England keeper Joe Hart, from the spot for his second but City were never seriously under threat at any time as they cruised to victory.

It was fitting that Negredo, swiftly becoming a cult figure among City's fans and now dubbed "The Beast", had the final word when he completed his treble in the dying seconds with a header from substitute James Milner's cross.

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City had the taste for goals again following Saturday's 7-0 win against Norwich City and they wasted no time in signalling their intentions against an uninspiring CSKA team.

The goals were flowing as early as the third minute when former Manchester United midfielder Zoran Tosic fouled David Silva, Aguero becoming City's highest scorer in European competition with 11 goals as he scored the penalty emphatically.

And the striker showed his quality again after 20 minutes, receiving Nasri's pass before turning and scoring with a precise finish.

Any notion of a CSKA comeback was banished as the Argentine then turned creator to set up the third for Negredo with a perfect low cross that left the Spaniard with a simple finish.

The Russians showed some signs of life on half-time when they opened up City through the middle and Doumbia rounded Pantilimon to score.

City, who replaced Fernandinho with Milner at half-time, responded six minutes after the restart when Yaya Toure's lofted pass into the area found Nasri, who unselfishly knocked the ball across the face of an open goal for Negredo to score with ease once again.

The only blot on City's display had been some defensive carelessness that might have received greater punishment against better opponents.

But as the result of the Plzen-Bayern game went their way, with the German side winning 1-0, Negredo rounded off a highly-satisfactory night for City when he headed in from Milner's delivery.

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Line-ups

Man City

  • 30Pantilimon
  • 5Zabaleta
  • 22Clichy
  • 25FernandinhoSubstituted forMilnerat 45'minutes
  • 26Demichelis
  • 33Nastasic
  • 8NasriSubstituted forJesús Navasat 77'minutes
  • 42Y TouréBooked at 57mins
  • 9Negredo
  • 16Agüero
  • 21SilvaSubstituted forKolarovat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Hart
  • 2Richards
  • 6Lescott
  • 7Milner
  • 10Dzeko
  • 13Kolarov
  • 15Jesús Navas

CSKA

  • 35Akinfeev
  • 14Nababkin
  • 42Schennikov
  • 23MilanovSubstituted forElmat 45'minutes
  • 6Berezoutski
  • 4Ignashevitch
  • 21TosicBooked at 12mins
  • 3Wernbloom
  • 88Doumbia
  • 7HondaSubstituted forVitinhoat 78'minutes
  • 18MusaSubstituted forZuberat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Chepchugov
  • 5Vasin
  • 8Zuber
  • 20Elm
  • 25Rahimic
  • 31Vitinho
  • 71Bazelyuk
Referee:
Carlos Velasco Carballo

Match Stats

Home TeamMan CityAway TeamCSKA
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home15
Away12
Shots on Target
Home9
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home15
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Manchester City 5, CSKA Moscow 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Manchester City 5, CSKA Moscow 2.

Goal!

Goal! Manchester City 5, CSKA Moscow 2. Álvaro Negredo (Manchester City) header from very close range to the top left corner. Assisted by James Milner.
Attempt saved. Sergio Agüero (Manchester City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by James Milner.
Offside, CSKA Moscow. Zoran Tosic tries a through ball, but Pontus Wernbloom is caught offside.
Attempt saved. Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Kirill Nababkin.
Attempt blocked. Rasmus Elm (CSKA Moscow) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Zoran Tosic.
Foul by Sergio Agüero (Manchester City).
Kirill Nababkin (CSKA Moscow) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Offside, CSKA Moscow. Georgy Schennikov tries a through ball, but Seydou Doumbia is caught offside.
Foul by James Milner (Manchester City).
Seydou Doumbia (CSKA Moscow) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Kirill Nababkin.
Attempt saved. Steven Zuber (CSKA Moscow) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kirill Nababkin with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, CSKA Moscow. Vitinho replaces Keisuke Honda.
Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Georgy Schennikov.
Attempt saved. Álvaro Negredo (Manchester City) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester City. Jesús Navas replaces Samir Nasri.
Attempt missed. Álvaro Negredo (Manchester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Aleksandar Kolarov.

Goal!

Goal! Manchester City 4, CSKA Moscow 2. Seydou Doumbia (CSKA Moscow) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.
Penalty conceded by Gaël Clichy (Manchester City) after a foul in the penalty area.
Penalty CSKA Moscow. Seydou Doumbia draws a foul in the penalty area.
Foul by Álvaro Negredo (Manchester City).
Zoran Tosic (CSKA Moscow) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt saved. Steven Zuber (CSKA Moscow) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester City. Aleksandar Kolarov replaces David Silva.
Foul by James Milner (Manchester City).
Pontus Wernbloom (CSKA Moscow) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt saved. Rasmus Elm (CSKA Moscow) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Foul by Martín Demichelis (Manchester City).
Zoran Tosic (CSKA Moscow) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
David Silva (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Pontus Wernbloom (CSKA Moscow).

Booking

Yaya Touré (Manchester City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Yaya Touré (Manchester City).
Pontus Wernbloom (CSKA Moscow) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Gaël Clichy (Manchester City).
Zoran Tosic (CSKA Moscow) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Manchester City 4, CSKA Moscow 1. Álvaro Negredo (Manchester City) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Samir Nasri.
David Silva (Manchester City) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Pontus Wernbloom (CSKA Moscow).
Offside, CSKA Moscow. Igor Akinfeev tries a through ball, but Seydou Doumbia is caught offside.
Foul by Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City).
Georgy Schennikov (CSKA Moscow) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester City. James Milner replaces Fernandinho.

Second Half

Second Half begins Manchester City 3, CSKA Moscow 1.

Substitution

Substitution, CSKA Moscow. Rasmus Elm replaces Georgi Milanov.

Half Time

First Half ends, Manchester City 3, CSKA Moscow 1.
Foul by David Silva (Manchester City).
Pontus Wernbloom (CSKA Moscow) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Manchester City 3, CSKA Moscow 1. Seydou Doumbia (CSKA Moscow) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Pontus Wernbloom with a through ball.
Foul by Fernandinho (Manchester City).
Steven Zuber (CSKA Moscow) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, CSKA Moscow. Steven Zuber replaces Ahmed Musa because of an injury.
Foul by Samir Nasri (Manchester City).
Keisuke Honda (CSKA Moscow) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow) because of an injury.
Attempt missed. Sergio Agüero (Manchester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Pablo Zabaleta with a cross.
Attempt saved. Martín Demichelis (Manchester City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by David Silva with a cross.
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