CSKA Moscow advances in Champions League

BY foxsports • December 9, 2009

CSKA Moscow advanced to the knockout round of the Champions League on Tuesday by beating Besiktas 2-1.

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Yevgeny Aldonin scored the winning goal in the fifth minute of injury time and Milos Krasic added the other in the 42nd.

CSKA claimed second place in Group B with 10 points, three points behind leader Manchester United, which beat Wolfsburg 2-1.

Krasic gave CSKA the lead after taking a pass from Lithuania defender Deividas Semberas and shooting inside the far post, leaving goalkeeper Rustu Recber helpless.

Bobo responded for Besiktas in the 86th minute when he turned in Ibrahim Uzulmez's low cross from the right.

CSKA Moscow's victory came despite the suspension of defenders Sergei Ignashevich and Alexei Berezutsky. The pair was banned by UEFA's disciplinary committee after club doctors failed to inform the European governing body they were on cold medicine.

The club said doctors omitted the drug Sudafed from the list of medication it handed to doping officials after a match against Manchester United on Nov. 3.

Ignashevich and Berezutsky were fighting off a cold after playing for the national team in a World Cup qualifier, the club said in a statement. The substance is not on the prohibited list but UEFA insists it must be notified of its application, CSKA said.

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