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Roma close in on last 16 with win over 10-man CSKA Moscow

Posted On: Nov 9, 2018   |   Posted By: Yahoo Sports

Roma close in on last 16 with win over 10-man CSKA Moscow

Roma inched closer to a place in the knockout stages of the Champions League on Wednesday thanks to a hard-fought 2-1 win over 10-man CSKA Moscow in the Luzhniki Stadium. An early Kostas Manolas header and Lorenzo Pellegrini's neat finish just before the hour mark gave Roma a win that puts them three points clear of second-placed Real Madrid at the top of Group G ahead of the European champions' clash with Viktoria Plzen later on Wednesday. Iceland midfielder Arnor Sigurdsson had levelled for CSKA, but Hordur Magnusson's 56th-minute sending off following a rash challenge on lively Roma winger Justin Kluivert allowed the wasteful away side to regroup and eventually take all three points.

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