Good evening and welcome to the Manchester City vs CSKA Moscow live blog. Just a quick reminder of how Group E stands before we kick off:
Bayern Munich 9
Manchester City 2
CSKA Moscow 1
As always, the top two sides go through, whilst third place goes into Europe's secondary competition, the Europa League; the fourth side are simply eliminated from Europe altogether.
A win here will put Manchester City back into contention with Roma in the race for the second and final qualifying position for the knockout stages; anything less and they cede that right to CSKA Moscow.
The starting line-ups have been released and you can find them out via the link.
2 minutes - CSKA Moscow have scored! And Seydou Doumbia, the man who tormented Man City two weeks ago, is the man that has scored it. A free-kick was given at the edge of the box for handball and from the resulting set-piece, Doumbia lost Yaya Toure and thumped in a powerful header.
You can watch the goal via this link: Seydou Doumbia goal.
Watch the goal via the link - Seydou Doumbia's second goal.
The second half has begun in all the other matches and the scores from the other groups stand as:
Ajax 0-1 Barcelona
PSH 1-0 Apoel Nicosia
NK Maribor 1-0 Chelsea
Sporting Lisbon 1-1 Schalke
Bilbao 0-0 Porto
Shakhtar Donetsk 2-0 BATE
61st minute: Oh, Yaya Toure makes the most of a defensive mistake and James Milner gets a strike on target, Akinfeev was able to get a foot to it before Fernandinho gives away a foul
64th minute: James Milner has been everywhere in the second half; it was his cross that led to City's latest chance. Pablo Zabaleta got a hold of the poor clearance, ran into the box and had a pop on goal. As you would expect from a right back, the effort was rather dismal but it was another sign City are getting a stranglehold on the game.
66th minute: Building on that, CSKA Moscow appear happy to allow City to have the ball - two goal hero Seydou Doumbia has been taken off.
69th minute: City might have been given another lift as Mario Gotze has doubled Bayern's lead against Roma but Fernandinho has been sent off for a foolish professional foul. CSKA were advancing on the counter and Fernandinho refused to move out of the way - foolish. The midfielder will now miss the next game against Bayern Munich.
74th minute: Close but no cigar, story of Man City's Champions League campaigns in the past four years. Sergio Aguero plays in Edin Dzeko but the striker is unable to get a definitive touch away from the keeper, Akinfeev, who gobbles it up.
77th minute: Mistaken identity! The referee books the wrong player as Sergio Aguero is fouled. Sergei Ignashevich was booked when it should have been Wernbloom who was already on a yellow card - you do the maths. Yaya Toure's free-kick curls over the wall and straight into Akinfeev's hands.
80th minute: Ahmed Musa had the opportunity to close up the game off, he palms off the responsibility and plays it in behind his teammate.
81st minute: SENDING OFF! YAYA TOURE HAS BEEN SENT OFF! CITY DOWN TO NINE! He can have no complaints as he was already on a yellow and shoved his opponent down on the ground.
I do have brighter news for you City fans though, Eden Hazard missed his penalty for Chelsea and their game is still 1-1 with NK Maribor. I know, I'm scraping the barrel.
Oh, and Lionel Messi has equaled Raul's record of 71 Champions League goals at the age of 27 - simply amazing.
90th minute: The referee needed balls of steel to overcome the expectant Etihad fans as Sergio Aguero twice went down in the box. At first glance it looked like a stonewall penalty but replay's suggested Aguero dived as thus deserved a yellow. The second time Aguero went down he was not adjudged to have dived but no card was shown either.
Manchester City's woes aside, it was enough eventful day in the Champions League. As featured above, Lionel Messi's brace has seen him equal Raul's long-standing Champions League record of 71 goals. Shakhtar Donetsk were inspired by another Adriano hat-trick as they thrashed BATE Borisov. Adriano has now scored 9 goals in just 4 games - at this rate Cristiano Ronaldo's record of 17 goals is very much under threat.
Full results below:
Ajax 0-2 Barcelona
PSH 1-0 Apoel Nicosia
NK Maribor 1-1 Chelsea
Sporting Lisbon 4-2 Schalke
Bilbao 0-2 Porto
Shakhtar Donetsk 5-0 BATE