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Manchester United vs CSKA Moscow Live Score and Commentary, UEFA Champions League 2017-18, MUN vs CSKA

Manchester United 2-1 CSKA Moscow FT! Vitinho 45' Lukaku 64' Rashford 66'
Updated: 06 December 2017 03:08 IST - Published: 06 December 2017 02:39 IST
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PEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP! PEEEEEEEEEEEEEP! PEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP!

That's it. Manchester United have made it through to the knockout stages of the Champions League for the first time since 2013-14. Joyous night for the Old Trafford faithful but for the half naked men who have come all the way from the chilling realms of Russia will have to go home with a heavy heart as CSKA Moscow crash out this year's UEFA Champions League.

It looked like we could have been heading for an unlikely Moscow win at Old Trafford but in a 2-minute smash and grab launched by United, Jose's men sealed all 3 points and scripted a fitting end to their group stage exploits.

That's that from the yap centre. Hang in there and we'll be back soon with 5 talking points from the encounter.

Arrivederci!
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93' CSKA flounder yet another chance and that should be it.
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92' CSKA have freekick from the centre of the pitch. Pogba heads it clear and Berezutskiy's header from a subsequent corner lacks power and purpose.
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91' Substitution for CSKA Moscow.
Nababkin out, Khosonov in.
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90' We're into the dying embers of the game and CSKA Moscow are still trying.
3 minutes added on.
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87' Rashford once again with his pace and energy runs past a couple of hapless Moscow players before setting the alarm off as he motors into the final third. However, his squared ball for Martial falls well short and Vasin clears it to set another CSKA attack in motion.
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86' CSKA Moscow are going all out here as United sit back and soak up the pressure.
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84' Mata is making quite a case for himself with his nimble touches and precise passing. He once again conjures up something delightful for United but Moscow put more men behind the ball and close it down.
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83' Romero saves a one-on-one!
CSKA puts together a captivating move as Romero is exposed in a one-one situation with Dzagoev. But he comes up with a spectacular save with his right foot to keep things unchanged.
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82' Martial almost broke through on goal after some quick exchanges on the edge of the area with Mata. He is brought down and once again the referee nods nothing doing.
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Substitution for CSKA Moscow. Zhamaletdinov on, Vitinho off.
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80' Martial getting into the act. He frolicks past one to lay it off for Rashford inside the area. But Rashford is not released into a space from where he can get a shot off. Tuanzebe subsequently tries to send one into the area but his cross is blocked as CSKA Moscow keep trying to push United back into second gear.
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79' Yet another CSKA Moscow attack comes to nothing as Golovin's through ball into the box is chased down only by Smalling and Blind who let it roll out for a goalkick.
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77' Another CSKA Moscow attack bites the dust as Nababkin is flagged offside after he tries to run clear off a Vitinho through ball.
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75' Paul Pogba ignores the run of Anthony Martial up ahead of him and decides to go for it himself from 25 yards out. He doesn't end up too far away from goal with a driven shot but it sails over the crossbar and out.
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73' Poor ball from Vitinho into the area and United clear the danger without much hassle.
Substitution for United. 
Romelu Lukaku, goalscorer on the night walks out to loud cheers and gets a warm hug from Jose. And in comes Anthony Martial to even louder cheers.
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72' Meanwhile, birthday boy Tony Martial is getting ready to come on.
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72' Rather poor challenge from McTominay to bring down Golovin in the centre and rightly picks up a yellow card for that.
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71' Substitution for Manchester United.
The veteran Antonio Valencia walks out to a standing ovation to make way for Axel Tuanzebe, the youngster. Quite a picture that.
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70' Romelu Lukaku does a stepover before thrusting one into the final third for Rashford to gobble up and go forward with but Vasin cuts it out and clears the danger.
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68' Marcus Rashford tries to dance past Vasin and into the box but his touch is a bit too heavy and Berezutski somehow gets their first and kills the United attack with a clearance.
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67' United have more or less extinguished all CSKA Moscow's hopes in less than 60 seconds. That is just sheer quality. They've been piling the pressure on the Russians and it has come to fruition. And in what grand style.
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66' RASHFORD! DELIGHTFUL FINISH!

United make it 2 in less than 60 seconds. Romero clears the ball out from the back and Lukaku heads it on for Marcus Rashford who has been menacing all day. He plays a neat little one-two with Mata. Mata releases Rashford in space on the left side and the youngster takes his time, steadies himself and lets one fly into the bottom right corner, across Akinfeev. Lethal from United.
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64' LUKAKU! WHAT A MAGICAL BALL FROM PAUL POGBA! 
65' Paul Pogba plays a spectacular and lobbed ball into the centre of the area with his left foot. Lukaku throws himself at it and pokes it home to end a goalscoring drought!

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62' CSKA break on the counter but United win it back. Marcus Rashford finds Mata in space down the centre. He plays Pogba but they can't work anything to good effect as United use Valencia on the right flank to feed one for Lukaku. CSKA clear their lines but the danger is not quelled yet. But they finally steal the ball from Rashford, right outside the area.