Russia’s reigning champion CSKA suffered a humiliating 5-1 defeat in away match against Italy’s Roma in the Champions League Group Stage.
The blue and red side was shaken off their feet within the first 20 minutes by Roma’s overpowering offensives.
The team lost four goals in the first half, then scored an own goal but was still able to sweet the pill.
According to the Football Italia, the game was a big occasion for the Giallorossi, who were out of Europe altogether for two years and hadn’t played in the Champions League since reaching the Round of 16 in 2010-11.
“CSKA Moscow lost all three of their away games in the Champions League group phase last season, scoring three goals and conceding 10,” said the website.
Alan Dzagoev and Pontus Wernbloom have been suspended, while Rasmus Elm and Vitinho need some treatment.
CSKA Moscow: Akinfeev; Mario Fernandes, V Berezutski, Ignashevich, Nababkin; Z Tosic, Natcho, Eremenko, G Milanov; Doumbia, Musa
Author: Mikhail Vesely