Both MU and CSKA Moscow have won the first round of the group and are in good form. Manchester United have been unbeaten since the start of the season, while CSKA have won the last three matches since being drafted 0-0 at Dynamo Moscow. However, when the game starts, it is not only the caste level but also the physical difference is clearly revealed.
In the second half, Mkhitaryan added another half to MU in the 57th minute after Akinfeev fired Martial’s shot. For the rest of the season, Jose Mourinho withdrew his pillar and even though the game was full, MU was not threatened by CSKA continuously. It was not until the 90th when the hosts were celebrating, Kuchaev slammed through De Gea to set the score 4-1.
With a win over Benfica’s 2-0 win over Basel in the 5-0 win over Benfica, MU temporarily topped Group A with six points while CSKA Moscow and Basel equalized.
Match Score: CSKA Moscow 1 – 4 MU (half time: 0-3)
– CSKA Moscow: Kuchaev 90 ‘
– MU: Lukaku 4 ’27’, Martial 18 ‘(pen), Mkhitaryan 57’
Akinfeev, Vasin, Berezutski, Ignashevich, Fernandes, Dzagoev, Wernbloom, Golovin, Schennikov, Chalov, Vitinho.
MU: De Gea, Smalling, Bailly, Lindelof, Young, Herrera, Matic, Blind, Mkhitaryan, Lukaku, Martial.