5 vs. 2
Agg (7-3)
MCI
CSK
90+2
 
Goal! Negredo completes his hat-trick, heading in his third.
CSKA Moscow Substitution
Manchester City Substitution
73'
 
Samir Nasri is replaced by Jesus Navas.
72'
 
Goal! Manchester City 4-2 CSKA Moscow. CSKA have a lifeline down. Clichy needlessly pulled back Doumbia in the box and the striker took the spot kick himself, sending Pantimilon the long way. Are City going to wobble?
Manchester City Substitution
60'
The game has gone a little quiet now but you would expect that City would be the next team to score, should there be any change.
57'
 
Toure gets City's first booking after a challenge on Werrnbloom
55'
City are back in control of the game, and it's entirely possible that their swagger will carry them to yet more goals.
53'
James Milner heads a cross just over Aguero, as the striker was coming into a better position to score.
51'
 
Goal! Manchester City 4-1 CSKA Moscow. Negredo scores to catch up with Aguero's double. Toure chips a ball for Nasri, who eases the ball on to Negredo who finishes with ease.
48'
Free kick for Manchester City after Wernbloom fouls Silva. Silva elects to take the free kick himself but CSKA clear the ball, aimed at Negredo
46'
 
Welcome back for the second half. James Milner has replaced Fernandinho and Elm has replaced Milanov.
CSKA Moscow Substitution
Manchester City Substitution
45+2'
The referee blws for half time. An excellent half for City, and glimmer of hope for CSKA.
45'
 
Goal! Manchester City 3-1 CSKA Moscow. A rare piece of success for Doumbia. A through ball splits the centre back pairing for City, and Doumbia runs on the the ball, edges his way around the keeper with a neat couple of touches and slots the ball in to bring City within touching distance.
CSKA Moscow Substitution
44'
So close to a fourth! Zabaleta has the ball on the right side of the box. His cross just evades Nergredo, and Clichy sends the ball back into the box from the left, but Silva can't get his shot away.
43'
 
Musa is coming off after a heavy challenge from Nastasic. Zuber should be coming on any minute now.
41'
City are winning the ball back all over the pitch, and CSKA Moscow are struggling. Musa attacks down the right and is crowded out by Nasri and Zabaleta.
40'
Aguero attempts an overhead kick, but he's not able to add to his tally - he's now Manchester City's highest scorer in Europe.
38'
The corner is claimed by Akinfeev, who sends the ball long down the left for Musa to attack down the wing.
37'
Silva kinks his way to the byline and wins a corner with some trickery. The defender rolls his eyes in disgust.
36'
Musa is currently receiving treatment on the sidelines.
34'
Silva wins a corner for Manchester City, but it's wasted, and CSKA have a rare chance to get some time on the ball.
32'
Musa advances on the left wing, but he's tackled by Zabaleta. City break down the left, Nasri, Toure, and Negredo all get involved but the move breaks down.
30'
 
GOAL! Manchester City 3-0 CSKA Moscow. Negredo scores. Aguero wins the ball on the halfway line, lays the ball off to Aguero on the right wing. Aguero spots that Negredo has carried on his run, and puts in a low cross to the back post for Negredo to tap in to an empty net.
29'
Toure collects the ball from Nasri on the edge of the box. He takes a touch to give himself space, but his shot curls just wide of the post.
28'
Nasro curls a ball up to Negredo on the inside right channel in the box, but he's called offside CSKA come forward with an attack, and lose it with a long ball.
27'
Honda turns onto his left foot, twenty five yards from goal, and leathers the ball over the bar.
26'
Zabaleta collects a pass on the right wing, curls in a cross, it's headed to Negredo on the edge of the box, but it's well wide and over.
25'
Honda's free kick is well struck, dipping and bouncing in front of the keeper, who claims well.
24'
Toure robbed by Tosic and Hondo about ten yards from his box, and City commit a rash challenge to give Honda the chance to shoot with a free kick from thirty yards.
23'
Tosic takes, and it hits the wall and flies into the air. Pantimilon tries to clamber over the other players to reach it to punch it, and he misses the ball almost entirely. City eventually clear.
22'
Doumbia wins a free kick after a challenge from Nastasic. It's just outside the box, just on the corner of the box, on the right.
20'
 
GOAL! Manchester City 2-0 CSKA Moscow! Aguero scores a lovely goal. Samir Nasri has the ball forty yards from goal. He fires the ball in towards Aguero, inside the box with his back to goal. He spins his marker and fires a low drive into the far post.
18'
City are so calm with the ball. It's as if they have a plan and a manager that they trust - totally different from the Mancini era.
17'
Nasri with a great ball left to Clichy on the left, but the cross is headed away. Nasri wins it back, jinks in the box, gives the ball to Silva, who takes a few touches towards goal, but rifles the ball into the side netting.
16'
City are now back with their passing, edging forward, until Negredo's daft backheel gifts the CSKA defence the ball.
15'
Clichy heads the ball away for a throw in, and CSKA throw it out for a goal kick. Not on purpose. Obviously.
14'
Toure is dispossessed in midfield but City swiftly win the ball back. CSKA then win it back, and Honda sets Tosic free inside the box, but he's tackled just in time. A few seconds later, Honda has the ball just inside the box and his cross is deflected out for a corner.
13'
Toure runs up to take, and it's way over.
12'
 
Tosic with another late challenge, this time on Aguero as he turned towards goal, and he's in the book. Free kick for City, 30 yards out, and central.
10'
A foul from Yaya Toure gives CSKA a free kick from about thirty five yards out. Ignashevich takes, but it's deflected out for a corner, which is wasted. A moment later the ball is put back into the box, City can't clear, and Doumbia fires a shot over!
8'
See minute 7.
7'
Toure nutmegs Honda in the middle of the pitch, and then possession is swapped a couple of times. Now City are in possession on the left wing. More short, simple passes and movement from City.
6'
A loose ball forward and CSKA have a goal kick. The possession split is more even now but City are in control.
5'
CSKA with their first proper period of possession. A ball sent wide to Honda on the right, he cuts inside and his cross is deflected by Musa. Zabaleta is over quickly to shepherd theball out for a goal kick.
4'
GOAL! Manchester City 1-0 CSKA Moscow. Aguero scores! A short run up to take the penalty, and high int the net. Akinfeev gets a hand to the ball, but it's too hard a shot to be saved.
3'
Penalty! Fernandinho floated a lovely ball over to Clichy. Clichy laid the ball off to Silva, and there was a crude hack from Tosic as he got to the byline.
2'
City attack down the left, then switch play over to the right, and back to the defence. CSKA have had hardly any of the ball.
1'
Manchester City have kicked off. They're playing lots of short passes as they get a feel for the game.
FT
There is the full time whistle - City are in the last 16.
19:40
OK, with five minutes to go, I must say this one piece of advice: please make sure your pets and children are safely indoors tonight. Eating fireworks is very dangerous for anyone who does so, but the dangers are often ignored. Keep your pets and children safe, and make sure they can enjoy the game as well as you can.
19:35
Should Manchester City need to chase the game, they don't have great options. Dzeko has a knack of scoring important goals, but also of looking absolutely terrible. Navas is direct, but not really creative. However, with Milner, Lescott and Kolarov on the bench, they've enough ways to close down the game should they want or need to.
19:30
I'm going to predict a home win tonight. Manchester City haven't been amazing in the Premier League but they've had their moments, and they have Sergio Aguero. They might well concede, what with players like Honda, Tosic and Doumbia starting for CSKA, but I think they've got the experience, and the manager, for European competition. Previously they were a young side, and they had Roberto Mancini, who has proved himself a poor manager in Europe.
19:25
There's now 20 minutes until kick off, so let's enjoy the possibilities of the internet. If you would like to tweet me during the game - keep it clean and polite - then you can find me at @lxndnrthrtn, and I would be utterly delighted for you to give me your opinion.
19:20
The CSKA Moscow manager is either being evasive, dishonest, or genuinely unlucky in not hearing anything last week, saying: "We did not hear any racist slur so it is difficult to comment. The club is categorically against racism, but we think the situation has been exaggerated and that there has been an overreaction. We have received our punishment, it was up to UEFA."
19:15
Maniel Pellegrini had this to say: "The fans of CSKA made a mistake. The club, I don't know why they denied it at the beginning or what their reaction is now but UEFA acted and gave them the punishment they deserve. I hope we can leave it in the past and it will be an example for Russian fans because they have a World Cup in their country. Obviously what happened in Moscow was really hard for Yaya. We are all behind him and any time we see something like that we try to help the players."
19:10
As you would expect, a great deal of the build up to the game has looked at the racist abuse from the Russian fans in the previous match against City. There has been some very odd discussion about it from John Barnes in the Guardian today. He does make a couple of good points, but also some deeply troubling ones. I suggest you have a read of Tom Adams' piece on this site about it, while we wait for the game to get going.
19:05
Martin Demichelis will provide the experience alongside Nastasic. The problem for City here is not Nastasic's inexperience, it is Demichelis' propensity to make mistakes, and his lack of pace. Should one of CSKA's quicker players get a run at him, City will look pretty weak.
19:00
So. we have no Joe Hart, in a move that will probably leave the City defence stronger, but we also have no Vincent Kompany. As annoying a blogger as he is, Kompany remains one of the best centre-backs in the world and City miss his assuredness as much as they do his ability.
18:55
TEAMS: Manchester City Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Demichelis, Nastasic, Clichy, Nasri, Fernandinho, Toure Silva, Aguero, Negredo. Subs: Hart, Richards, Lescott, Kolarov, Milner, Navas, Dzeko. /// CSKA Moscow: Akinfeev, Ignashevich, Berezutski, Nababkin, Schennikov, Wernbloom, Honda, Tošić, Milanov, Musa, Doumbia. Subs: Chepchugov, Vasin, Zuber, Elm, Rahimic, Vitinho, Bazelyuk
18:50
Full team news will be confirmed shortly, but Joe Hart has definitely been dropped for the match, and Costel Pantilimon keeps his place. Coincidentally, Jason McAteer also failed to play a single game for Manchester City after doing a shampoo advert.
18.45
Hello and welcome to live coverage of the Champions League game between Manchester City and CSKA Moscow.

Starting Line-ups

Manchester City
CSKA Moscow
    • Pantilimon
    • 22
      Clichy
    • Nastasic
    • 26
      Demichelis
    • 5
      Zabaleta
    • 21
      Silva
    • 42
      Yaya Touré
    • 25
      Fernandinho
    • 8
      Nasri
    • Negredo
    • 16
      Agüero
Team Manager:  Manuel Pellegrini
    • Doumbia
    • 7
      Tosic
    • Honda
    • 18
      Musa
    • 3
      Wernbloom
    • 23
      Georgi Milanov
    • 14
      Nababkin
    • 6
      Alexei Berezoutski
    • 4
      Ignashevitch
    • 42
      Schennikov
    • 35
      Akinfeev
Team Manager:  Leonid Slutsky
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
C. Pantilimon 0 4 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
M. Demichelis 0 0 1 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
P. Zabaleta 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
G. Clichy 0 0 0 1 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 90
M. Nastasic 0 0 0 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Yaya Touré 0 0 0 99 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 90
S. Nasri 0 2 0 82 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 77
D. Silva 0 0 0 74 0 3 1 4 0 0 0 66
Fernandinho 0 0 0 46 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 45
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Á. Negredo 3 0 4 32 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
S. Agüero 2 1 3 46 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 90
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
I. Akinfeev 0 4 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
S. Ignashevitch 0 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
Alexei Berezoutski 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
K. Nababkin 0 0 0 5 6 0 1 1 0 0 0 90
G. Schennikov 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Z. Tosic 0 0 0 42 1 1 2 3 1 0 0 90
P. Wernbloom 0 1 0 66 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 90
K. Honda 0 0 1 45 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 78
Georgi Milanov 0 0 0 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 45
A. Musa 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 45
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
S. Doumbia 2 0 2 29 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 90
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