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CSKA Moscow 1-3 Bayern Munich

By Saj ChowdhuryBBC Sport
Bayern's Arjen Robben (centre) celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Champions League group D soccer match between CSKA Moscow and Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich closed in on top spot in Group D and made it a record-breaking 10 successive Champions League wins with victory at CSKA Moscow.

Arjen Robben gave the German giants the lead when he swept in at the near post, before Mario Gotze danced through the defence to score a fantastic second.

Keisuke Honda, who missed two glorious chances, pulled one back from the spot for CSKA after Dante had handled.

Thomas Muller's penalty after Robben had been fouled secured Bayern's win.

Pep Guardiola's side took just 17 minutes to beat Igor Akinfeev in the CSKA goal. Germany international Muller swept down the left and cut the ball back for Robben, who, on the run, smashed in a first-time shot.

The home side then had three good chances to equalise. The first fell to Nigeria forward Ahmed Musa, who failed to trouble keeper Manuel Neuer with a weak shot.

Honda, whose clever flick led to Musa's chance, then found himself in space and one-on-one with Neuer. However, the Germany number one grabbed the ball as the midfielder was indecisive over what to do. The Japan international had a chance to make amends moments later, but scuffed his shot from six yards out.

The Russian side paid for their profligacy 11 minutes after the break when former Borussia Dortmund midfielder Mario Gotze's waltzed into the area, past three defenders before finding the bottom corner.

CSKA finally managed to reduce the deficit when Honda scored from the spot after French referee Antony Gautier judged Brazil defender Dante to have handled in the Bayern area.

But three minutes later, another lapse cost CSKA. Gotze slammed a superb curling shot against the far post, but as Robben raced on to the loose ball he was brought down by Georgi Schennikov. Gautier awarded a penalty and Muller calmly placed his kick past Akinfeev.

CSKA went close once more when Serb midfielder Zoran Tosic hit the woodwork with a brilliant effort from the edge of the area, but luck was not on the side of Leonid Slutsky's men who will rue wasting a golden opportunity to defeat a strong Bayern side.

Guardiola's men face Manchester City in the final fixture to see who finishes top of Group D.

Line-ups

CSKA Moscow

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 35Akinfeev
  • 14Nababkin
  • 42Schennikov
  • 23MilanovSubstituted forCoelho Santosat 90'minutes
  • 6Berezoutski
  • 4Ignashevitch
  • 21Tosic
  • 3Wernbloom
  • 18MusaSubstituted forBazelyukat 80'minutes
  • 7Honda
  • 8ZuberSubstituted forElmat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Chepchugov
  • 5Vasin
  • 11González
  • 20Elm
  • 31Coelho Santos
  • 39Karavayev
  • 71Bazelyuk

Bayern Munich

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1Neuer
  • 13Ferreira de Souza
  • 27Alaba
  • 21LahmSubstituted forThiago Alcántaraat 28'minutesBooked at 77mins
  • 17Boateng
  • 4Costa SantosBooked at 61mins
  • 25Müller
  • 8Martínez AguinagaBooked at 43minsSubstituted forKirchhoffat 79'minutes
  • 19GötzeSubstituted forGreenat 88'minutes
  • 39Kroos
  • 10Robben

Substitutes

  • 5van Buyten
  • 6Thiago Alcántara
  • 15Kirchhoff
  • 22Starke
  • 23Weiser
  • 34Höjbjerg
  • 37Green
Referee:
Antony Gautier

Match Stats

Home TeamCSKA MoscowAway TeamBayern Munich
Possession
Home37%
Away63%
Shots
Home16
Away9
Shots on Target
Home8
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home5
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, CSKA Moscow 1, FC Bayern München 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, CSKA Moscow 1, FC Bayern München 3.

  3. Post update

    Corner, CSKA Moscow. Conceded by Rafinha.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Georgy Schennikov (CSKA Moscow) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Rasmus Elm.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Konstantin Bazelyuk (CSKA Moscow) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Kirill Nababkin with a headed pass following a corner.

  6. Post update

    Corner, CSKA Moscow. Conceded by Manuel Neuer.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Rasmus Elm (CSKA Moscow) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, CSKA Moscow. Vitinho replaces Georgi Milanov.

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    Foul by Jan Kirchhoff (FC Bayern München).

  10. Post update

    Keisuke Honda (CSKA Moscow) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Bayern München. Julian Green replaces Mario Götze.

  12. Post update

    Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Igor Akinfeev.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Arjen Robben (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jerome Boateng.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Arjen Robben (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Rafinha.

  15. Post update

    Toni Kroos (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Georgy Schennikov (CSKA Moscow).

  17. Post update

    Foul by Jan Kirchhoff (FC Bayern München).

  18. Post update

    Pontus Wernbloom (CSKA Moscow) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Offside, CSKA Moscow. Igor Akinfeev tries a through ball, but Ahmed Musa is caught offside.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, CSKA Moscow. Konstantin Bazelyuk replaces Ahmed Musa.