Oct 2, 2013 at 5pm UK
CSKA Moscow
3-2
Viktoria Plzen
Tosic (20'), Honda (29'), Reznik (78' og.)
FT(HT: 2-1)
Rajtoral (4'), Bakos (90')
Horava (22'), Tecl (76')

Result: CSKA Moscow come back to beat Viktoria Plzen, pick up first points of Champions League

CSKA Moscow come from behind and then hold off a late rally from Viktoria Plzen to win 3-2 in Champions League Group D.

CSKA Moscow earned their first points of this season's Champions League by coming from a goal down to beat Viktoria Plzen in Group D this evening.

Viktoria Plzen's Frantisek Rajtora (L) vies with CSKA Moscow's Pontus Wernbloom (C) and Georgi Schennikov (R) during their Champions League Group D match on October 2, 2013© AFP

Czech side Plzen broke the deadlock against the run of play in just the fourth minute when Frantisek Rajtoral stroked home a loose ball.

Ten minutes later it was almost two when Daniel Kolar headed just wide after Igor Akinfeev had misjudged a cross. Moments after, Kolar played in strike partner Marek Bakos but he couldn't find the target with just Akinfeev to beat.

Plzen were made to pay for their missed chances when Zoran Tosic's deflected shot found the net in the 19th minute.

CSKA completed the first-half turnaround just before the half-hour mark when Tosic slipped in Keisuke Honda, who flicked the ball home with the outside of his boot.

CSKA Moscow's Zoran Tosic and Ahmed Musa celebrate during their UEFA Champions League group D match against FC Viktoria Plzen in Saint-Petersburg on October 2, 2013© Getty Images

Four minutes into the second half CSKA almost made it three when Ahmed Musa hit the post from six yards out.

Plzen then could have equalised but Kolar's goalbound shot was cleared off the line by Honda.

CSKA went two goals clear in the 78th minute in farcical circumstances. Plzen's Rahim Reznik rolled the ball back to keeper Matus Kozacik who let the ball under his foot and into the net.

Plzen pulled a goal back in the 91st minute when Bakos headed home after Akinfeev had punched the ball straight at him but it was too little too late as Moscow triumphed.

Plzen stay bottom of the group while CSKA draw level with Manchester City and Bayern Munich, who face off at 7.45pm, on three points.

CSKA Moscow's Ahmed Musa celebrates a goal on August 24, 2013
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