Super Eagles dashing winger Ahmed Musa put up a good display on Wednesday night as his Russian club, CSKA Moscow, recorded an upset by defeating nine-man Manchester City team 1-2 at the Etihad.
Aside his dazzling moves, Musa played key role in CSKA’s first goal as he won the free kick that led to the opener.
Seydou Doumbia scored a goal in each half for CSKA while his Ivorian compatriot, Yaya Toure, scored a free-kick to earn City a goal.
At the end,mFernandinho and Toure were both sent off in the second half as City frustrations boiled over, and the result saw them drop to the bottom of Group E with only two points and no wins from their four games.
For Musa and his CSKA teammates, they have now broken the jinx as no Russian team has won in England since 1995
In other games, Lionel Messi equaled the all-time goal scoring record in the UEFA Champions League as the Argentine hit a brace that saw Barcelona cruise to a 0-2 win over Ajax Amsterdam.
The four-time World Footballer of the year scored a goal in each half to now tie Raul Gonzalez on the top scorers list in the top European club competition with 71 goals.
Wednesday’s victory gives Barca some relief after enduring successive La Liga defeats, first to Real Madrid and then shockingly to Celta Vigo.
With the victory, Barca are through to the Round of 16 and are now only looking towards Group F.
In the other Group F game, PSG recorded a lone win over Apoel. Edisson Cavanni scored the only goal with just 54 seconds of action.
Also, Chelsea’s hope of sealing their place in the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League was put on hold on Wednesday night as the Blues could only manage a 1-1 draw in Slovenia against Maribor.
The result nonetheless, Chelsea are still in the driving seat in their group with eight points from four games
Maribor, after the bashing in London, put up a better home display as they took the game to the visitors and justifiably got the lead through Ibraimi in the 50th minute.
Nemanja Matic got the equaliser in the 73rd minute and Chelsea could have won late on, but Eden Hazard’s penalty had no conviction behind it thus meaning the Blues could only get a point in Slovenia.
In the other group game, Sporting Lisbon hit Schalke 04 4-2 to keep their chances of pulling through very much alive.