CSKA Moscow put in an outstanding performance against Spanish side Sevilla on Tuesday and eventually recorded a 2-1 away win to qualify for the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
Japanese playmaker Keisuke Honda put in a man of the match performance for the Russians by providing the assist for the opener and scoring the winner after the interval.
"I didn't expect to score because I thought the keeper would get it, but the ball was a bit wet and maybe that surprised him. Perhaps I got a bit lucky, but a goal is a goal."
Honda played the first half of the season at Eredivisie outfit VVV and his strong performances in Holland resulted in a transfer to CSKA. Many questioned his decision to move to Russia, but the midfielder is convinced he made the right decision.
"I took a risk in the transfer to CSKA because there is always a risk in any move. However, I think I made the right one."
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