Plzen beats CSKA in Champions League as Roma, Real qualify
Nikola Vlasic gave CSKA the lead with a penalty in the 10th minute, but Plzen hit back in the second half to move above CSKA to third in Group G. The loss ended CSKA’s faint hopes of qualifying, while Plzen was already out of the battle for the top two places.
It was the Czech champion’s first win in the Champions League since beating CSKA 2-1 in 2013. The Russian team must now avoid defeat away to Madrid on Dec. 12 to have any chance of taking back third place from Plzen and securing a place in the Europa League.
Madrid beat Roma 2-0 later Tuesday to secure first place in Group G.