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Slutsky rues CSKA lapses

6 November 2013 00:18

CSKA Moscow coach Leonid Slutsky admitted that his side had no answer to Manchester City's attacking threat after they were beaten 5-2.

Alvaro Negredo scored a hat-trick and Sergio Aguero struck twice as City qualified for the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League for the first time at the expense of the Russian side.

In-form CSKA striker Seydou Doumbia scored a goal in each half to make it 3-1 and then 4-2, but ruthless City were a constant threat and could have won by a bigger margin.

Slutsky reflected on a disappointing night at the Etihad Stadium that left his side six points behind City with two games remaining and unable to qualify due to their head-to-head record against Manuel Pellgrini's men.

The CSKA coach said: "Before the match we planned something to try and rebuff their attacks but we failed.

"It’s obvious, we made a lot of mistakes and there was a lot of freedom to attack but we were unbalanced in defence and when we had chances, we scored, but we should be alert because against such a good team you need to be – to lose concentration for a moment is fatal.

"Today we made a lot of mistakes. Obviously we were playing against players of a high level but those were our faults."

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

Lineups

Substitutes

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

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