Late Slimani goal gives Sporting 2-1 win over CSKA Moscow

BY foxsports • August 18, 2015

LISBON, Portugal (AP) Islam Slimani struck a late winner as Sporting Lisbon defeated CSKA Moscow 2-1 in the first leg of their Champions League playoff on Tuesday.

Slimani stroked the ball past CSKA goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev in the 82nd minute after a one-two with Andre Carrillo, who fed the ball to the Algerian with an elegant backheel.

Earlier, Sporting had taken the lead in the 12th minute when Bryan Ruiz and Teofilo Gutierrez broke through CSKA's offside trap, with Ruiz leaving Akinfeev stranded before giving Gutierrez the ball for a simple finish.

CSKA's Seydou Doumbia sent the game into halftime at 1-1 after bursting in behind the Sporting defense for a 40th-minute equalizer. Doumbia had earlier seen his 27th-minute penalty saved by Sporting goalkeeper Rui Patricio.

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