Nov 5, 2013 at 7.45pm UK at ​Etihad Stadium
Man CityManchester City
5-2
CSKA Moscow
Aguero (3', 21'), Negredo (30', 51', 90')
Toure (57')
FT(HT: 3-1)
Doumbia (45', 71')
Tosic (12')

Costel Pantilimon to continue for CSKA Moscow clash?

Pantilimon to continue for CSKA clash?
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Costel Pantilimon will get the chance to test himself in the Champions League when CSKA Moscow visit the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday, according to a report.

Costel Pantilimon will reportedly continue in goal for Manchester City when CSKA Moscow visit the Etihad Stadium in the Champions League on Tuesday.

The Romanian was handed the gloves for Saturday's 7-0 thrashing of Norwich City, with regular number one Joe Hart suffering from a crisis of confidence.

According to the Daily Mail, manager Manuel Pellegrini will give Pantilimon the nod once again as he looks to guide City to the knockout stages of the Champions League for the very first time.

"For the moment we must support Costel Pantilimon," the Chilean told reporters. "Joe made a lot of mistakes, he knows.

"So I think for Joe it is a good moment to stop. I am sure that working hard he will return to normal, but I don't know when.

"I have confidence in Costel. If I don't have trust in him, I will change it."

Pantilimon joined the Citizens from FC Timisoara in 2011 and is yet to feature in European competitions for the club.

Man City manager Manuel Pellegrini prior to kick-off against Newcastle in their Capital One Cup Fourth Round match on October 30, 2013
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