CSKA Moscow advance past Sevilla

Sevilla 1 CSKA Moscow 2 (CSKA Moscow win 3-2 on aggregate)

Sevilla 1 CSKA Moscow 2 (CSKA Moscow win 3-2 on aggregate)

CSKA Moscow reached the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time with a spirited away victory over Sevilla tonight.

Neither side had previously managed to progress from the last 16 heading into tonight's second leg and after a 1-1 draw in the first match in Moscow, Sevilla were regarded as favourites having secured an away goal.

However Tomas Necid stole the lead for CSKA late in the first half to cancel out the hosts' away goal, only for Diego Perotti to drag Sevilla level almost immediately.

Keisuke Honda's powerful free-kick saw CSKA through as Sevilla goalkeeper Andres Palop made a mess of what should have been a straightforward save in the 55th minute.

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