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November 5, 2013 7:45 PM GMT
Etihad Stadium — Manchester
Referee:‬ Carlos Velasco‎
Attendance:‬ 38512‎
 
3′ (PG) Sergio Agüero
Seydou Doumbia 45+1′
Seydou Doumbia 71′ (PG)
30′ Negredo
 
51′ Negredo
 
90+2′ Negredo
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Manchester City 5-2 CSKA Moscow

An Alvaro Negredo hat-trick helped Manuel Pellegrini's team clinch second place in Group D and qualify for the knockout stages for the first time in the club's history

By Wayne Veysey at Etihad Stadium

  • Costel Pantilimon
    27
    4
    3.00

    Costel Pantilimon

    All eyes were on the giant Romanian, starting again in place of Hart, and he was not completely convincing. Flapped at a first-half cross but dealt comfortably with some pot-shots and could not be blamed for either of CSKA's goals.

  • Pablo Zabaleta
    21
    1
    3.50

    Pablo Zabaleta

    Defended solidly and added an extra dimension to the City attack every time he overlapped on the right flank.

  • Gael Clichy
    8
    17
    1.50

    Gael Clichy

    Error-strewn display that puts his place under threat. A fresh-air kick in the early exchanges handed Doumbia a great chance to equalise and the Frenchman later conceded a penalty with a wild hack on the Ivorian.

  • Matija Nastasic
    33
    4
    3.50

    Matija Nastasic

    Read the game superbly and made a couple of excellent tackles.

  • Martín Demichelis
    19
    6
    3.00

    Martín Demichelis

    Not completely convincing against Doumbia's mobility and looked a little off the pace but his experience was enough to get him through.

  • Samir Nasri
    49
    3
    4.50

    Samir Nasri Top of the Match

    When he can be this good, it makes his anonymous displays even more infuriating. Set up City's second and fourth goals on a night when his touch, dribbling and link-up play were out of the top drawer.

  • David Silva
    36
    1
    4.00

    David Silva

    Danced his way through the CSKA Moscow defence almost at will. Won the penalty for the opener and dovetailed beautifully with Nasri and Aguero. Subbed after 64 minutes.

  • Fernandinho
    26
    2
    3.00

    Fernandinho

    Anchored the midfield energetically before being subbed at half-time.

  • Yaya Touré
    37
    2
    3.50

    Yaya Touré

    Dominant display by the stand-in skipper. Contributed to a fluent display with his controlled passing and a lovely dinked pass to Nasri set up the fourth goal.

  • Negredo
    50
    1
    4.00

    Negredo

    A hat-trick and the match ball for 'The Beast' on a night when there was further evidence of what a dangerous combination he and Aguero are becoming. The muscular Spaniard has now scored nine times, from eight starts, for his new club.

  • Sergio Agüero
    52
    3
    4.00

    Sergio Agüero

    Finisher and creator supreme. Scored two and laid on the third for Negredo as he maintained his prolific form, which has yielded goals in all of his last six City matches. Took his tally for the season to 13 in 13 games and is now the club's highest scorer in European competition.

Substitutions

  • Aleksandar Kolarov
    24
    1
    3.50

    Aleksandar Kolarov

    Made some good runs on the left after replacing Silva and nearly scored in added time.

  • James Milner
    23
    1
    3.00

    James Milner

    Willing as ever but his passing and touch were a little off-key.

  • Igor Akinfeev
    1
    4
    3.00

    Igor Akinfeev

    The Russia No.1 could do little about any of the City goals and prevented further damage with some good handling.

  • Sergey Ignashevich
    0
    4
    2.00

    Sergey Ignashevich

    Struggled to contain the slickness and movement of Aguero and Negredo.

  • Alexey Berezutskiy
    0
    5
    2.50

    Alexey Berezutskiy

    Got pulled out of position time and again by the speed and accuracy of City's passing.

  • Kirill Nababkin
    0
    4
    2.50

    Kirill Nababkin

    Sent into a head spin by the trickery of Silva and Nasri but never gave up and was given little protection by his midfield colleagues.

  • Georgi Shennikov
    1
    4
    3.00

    Georgi Shennikov

    Often left with no-one to mark due to Nasri's free role but handled Zabaleta's overlaps well enough.

  • Pontus Wernbloom
    1
    3
    3.00

    Pontus Wernbloom

    Got stuck in but struggled to cope with the fluency of City's attacking play. Took advantage of a fortunate bounce to set up Doumbia with a neat pass for CSKA's first goal.

  • Zoran Tosic
    3
    4
    2.00

    Zoran Tosic

    The former Man United winger had a night to forget. Gave away the early penalty with an ill-timed hack on Silva and failed to offer much of a threat in the final third.

  • Georgi Milanov
    0
    4
    2.00

    Georgi Milanov Flop of the Match

    Looked inadequate in the face of City's super-slick ball players and was subbed at half-time.

  • Keisuke Honda
    6
    5
    2.50

    Keisuke Honda

    The Japanese playmaker failed to live up to his reputation as a creative force. Struggled to get involved and wasted some good set-piece positions. Subbed after 78 minutes.

  • Ahmed Firaz Moosa
    5
    2
    3.50

    Ahmed Firaz Moosa

    Stood out as CSKA's most dangerous player before injury forced his premature exit after 42 minutes.

  • Seydou Doumbia
    13
    3
    4.00

    Seydou Doumbia

    A real handful with his pace and mobility. Rounded the keeper neatly for his first goal and won and then converted the penalty for his second.

Substitutions

  • Steven Zuber
    0
    2
    2.50

    Steven Zuber

    The first-half replacement for Musa had the odd good touch but struggled to get involved.

  • Rasmus Elm
    1
    2
    3.50

    Rasmus Elm

    Brought greater direction to his team's passing after replacing Milanov at half-time.

  • Vitinho
    0
    2

    Vitinho

    Replaced Honda late on.

Results
Group A Matchday 4
Times In GMT
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo
Striker
Real Madrid
14 1
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Striker
Paris St. Germain (PSG)
10 1
Lionel Messi Lionel Messi
Striker
Barcelona
8 2
Diego Costa Diego Costa
Striker
Atlético Madrid
7 0
Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero
Striker
Manchester City
6 2