City stumbles against CSKA

Manchester, England ( - Manchester City sunk to the bottom of Champions League Group E on Wednesday after losing 2-1 to CSKA Moscow at the Etihad Stadium as the Russian side got two goals from Seydou Doumbia to pull off the upset.

Doumbia struck just two minutes into the match for CSKA, while Yaya Toure answered six minutes later with a well-taken free kick for the hosts.

However, Doumbia found the net again before halftime, and City became frustrated after the break and had two players sent off as Fernandinho and Toure both saw red in the last 20 minutes.

City is now two points back of both Roma and CSKA in the race for second place in the group, while Bayern Munich has already secured the top spot after a 2-0 win over Roma on Wednesday, giving the German giants four wins from four matches.

With the match less than two minutes old, the Russian outfit grabbed a surprising lead from a free kick as Bebras Natcho crossed the ball into the area from the right wing and found the head of Doumbia, who turned the ball inside the right post past goalkeeper Joe Hart.

Stevan Jovetic helped City get back onto level terms when he drew a foul on the edge of the penalty area that allowed Toure to unleash a free kick inside the left post that gave CSKA goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev little chance.

But a bad giveaway by City defender Gael Clichy handed the visitors the lead in the 34th when the former Arsenal man played the ball back up the middle and straight to Natcho, who fed a pass into the box for Doumbia to roll past Hart and into the bottom corner of the net.

City couldn't manage to get things going in the final third, and Fernandinho picked up a second yellow card with 20 minutes to play for a foul on Ahmed Musa before Toure saw red 11 minutes later for a foolish foul on Roman Eremenko.

Bayern saw off Roma, 2-0, behind goals from Franck Ribery and Mario Gotze to finish atop the group, while both Barcelona and PSG secured a spot in the knockout round with wins over Ajax and APOEL respectively.

Lionel Messi scored twice in Barca's 2-0 win over Ajax to equal Raul's record of 71 Champions League goals, while Edinson Cavani's goal inside two minutes was enough for a 1-0 PSG win.

Chelsea failed to lock up a spot in the knockout round after being held to a 1-1 draw at Maribor on Wednesday in Group G as Eden Hazard missed a penalty kick in the 86th minute after Nemanja Matic equalized for the Blues in the 73rd.

The other match in the group saw Sporting Lisbon claim an important 4-2 win over Schalke to move to within one point of the German side for second place, while Chelsea sits three points above Schalke at the top of the group.

FC Porto is through to the knockout round after a 2-0 win at Athletic Bilbao thanks to second-half goals from Jackson Martinez and Yacine Brahimi, while Shakhtar Donetsk rolled to a 5-0 win over BATE Borisov as Luiz Adriano scored a second-half trick, giving him nine goals in four Champions League games.