Lille have shaken things up in Group B, going away to the Luzhniki Stadium and grabbing a 2-0 win over CSKA Moscow. The tightest group in the UEFA Champions League now features three teams all tied on five points, with Trabzonspor yet to play against first-placed Inter Milan. CSKA were missing three of their top four forwards, including the red hot Seydou Doumbia, and it showed on Tuesday.
The first half was terrible for the neutral, and probably for fans of both sides as well. Neither team came close to completing 70 percent of their passes, both teams managed just one shot on target, and no one ever looked like scoring. In the second half, Lille turned things up and took the lead quickly.
Lille's first goal is was an own goal by CSKA defender Vassili Berezoutski, and it was a hilarious one. While trying to clear the ball away from Moussa Sow, the Russian international hit a stunning volley off of the underside of his own crossbar, with the ball crossing the line when it came down. Sow added another goal in the 73rd minute, sealing the win and taking his team level on points with CSKA heading into the final matchday.