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Pellegrini issues warning to CSKA fans

4 November 2013 16:38

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has warned CSKA Moscow fans against repeating their racial abuse of Yaya Toure.

CSKA's next home UEFA Champions League match will take place with part of their stadium closed after European football's governing body punished the Russian club for the abuse Toure suffered during last month's meeting with City in Russia.

The two teams meet again in Manchester on Tuesday, with Pellegrini hoping lessons have been learned by the CSKA support.

"The fans of CSKA made an important mistake," said the Chilean. "I don't know why CSKA denied it at the beginning; I don't know what their reaction is now.

"UEFA acted and gave them the punishment it deserved. Hopefully we can leave this in the past. Hopefully it will be an example for Russian fans because they have a World Cup in their country."

Pellegrini confirmed injured duo Vincent Kompany and Stevan Jovetic will miss Tuesday's Group D clash with CSKA, while Costel Pantilimon will be preferred in goal to Joe Hart once again.

Hart was dropped for Saturday’s 7-0 victory over Norwich after making a string of mistakes, but Pellegrini has praised the response of the England international.

"Joe has reacted very well," he added. "For him this is a good thing after playing so many matches over the past two or three years.

"He has been working no problem, supporting Costel. Nobody wants to be out but he thinks a rest will be useful for him too."

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Competition
UEFA Champions League
Date
5 November 2013
Game week
4
Kick-off
20:45
Half-time
3 - 1
Full-time
5 - 2
Venue
Etihad Stadium (Manchester)
Attendance
38512

Goals

S. Agüero (PG) 3'  
1 - 0
S. Agüero 21'
(assist by S. Nasri) 
2 - 0
Negredo 30'
(assist by S. Agüero) 
3 - 0
3 - 1
45'+1 S. Doumbia
 (assist by P. Wernbloom)
Negredo 51'
(assist by S. Nasri) 
4 - 1
4 - 2
71' S. Doumbia (PG)
Negredo 90'+2
(assist by J. Milner) 
5 - 2

Lineups

# Player Bookings
30
26
22
5
33
8
21
42 57'
25
16 3' 21'
9 30' 51' 90+2'
Coach: M. Pellegrini

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
7
13
15
1
2
6
10
# Player Bookings
8
20
31
1
5
25
71

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