• Ahmed Musa sent CSKA Moscow on their way to victory when he struck the opener with seven minutes played 
  • Seydou Doumbia double the Russian side’s lead in the 21st minute and quickly doubled his lead 15 minutes later.
  • Doumbia struck from the spot to give the hosts a 3-0 lead before he missed from the spot on stroke of halftime
  • Maxime Lestienne scored twice in the second half as PSV came flying out looking for a shock share of the spoils
  • But late red card for defender Santiago Arias put pay to their dreams of securing a result as CSKA held on

Associated Press

CSKA Moscow withstood a second-half fightback from Dutch side PSV Eindhoven to secure their first win in this season’s Champions League group stage with a 3-2 victory on Wednesday.

The hosts were cruising after a dominant first-half display and goals from Ahmed Musa and a double from Seydou Doumbia put them 3-0 up at halftime in the Group B encounter.

Yet Maxime Lestienne scored twice within eight minutes after the break as the visitors launched a fine comeback that almost allowed them to snatch a point, before they were halted in their tracks by an 80th-minute red card for Santiago Arias.

CSKA Moscow striker Seydou Doumbia celebrates by the corner flag in front of his home fans following his goal in Russia on Wednesday

CSKA Moscow striker Seydou Doumbia celebrates by the corner flag in front of his home fans following his goal in Russia on Wednesday

Doumbia wheels away in celebration alongside his CSKA Moscow team-mate Ahmed Musa after scoring against PSV at the Arena Khimki

Doumbia wheels away in celebration alongside his CSKA Moscow team-mate Ahmed Musa after scoring against PSV at the Arena Khimki

PSV goalkeeper Jeroen Zoet watches on as Doumbia's first-half effort soars past him and into the empty net in the Group B clash

PSV goalkeeper Jeroen Zoet watches on as Doumbia’s first-half effort soars past him and into the empty net in the Group B clash

The CSKA Moscow players celebrate as they take a commanding league against their Dutch opposition in Wednesday night's clash 

The CSKA Moscow players celebrate as they take a commanding league against their Dutch opposition in Wednesday night’s clash 

Striker Doumbia sends Zoet the wrong way from the penalty spot to send the Russian side soaring into a three-goal lead in Moscow

Striker Doumbia sends Zoet the wrong way from the penalty spot to send the Russian side soaring into a three-goal lead in Moscow

Players from both sets of sides watch on as Doumbia steps up to take CSKA Moscow's first-half penalty during their European clash

Players from both sets of sides watch on as Doumbia steps up to take CSKA Moscow’s first-half penalty during their European clash

CSKA Moscow's Nigerian forward Musa celebrates as he gets his name on the scoresheet as the Russian side dominate the action

CSKA Moscow’s Nigerian forward Musa celebrates as he gets his name on the scoresheet as the Russian side dominate the action

CSKA Moscow duo Doumbia and Musa celebrate in front of the fans as they celebrate the second goal of the game in Moscow

CSKA Moscow duo Doumbia and Musa celebrate in front of the fans as they celebrate the second goal of the game in Moscow

MATCH FACTS 

CSKA MOSCOW: Akinfeev, Fernandes, Berezutski, Ignasevich, Schennikov, Natcho (Eremenko 67), Wernbloom, Tosic (Milanov 67), Dzagoev, Musa, Doumbia (Panchenko 93)

UNUSED SUBS: Chepchugov, Vasin, Nababkin, Cauna

GOALS: Musa 9, Doumbia 21, 36

PSV: Zoet, Moreno, Arias, Bruma, Brenet (Poulsen 77), Hendrix, Pröpper, Maher (Vloet 89), Narsingh, Lestienne (Pereiro 77), Locadia

UNUSED SUBS: Schaars, Pasveer, Bergwijn, De Wijs 

GOALS: Lestienne 60, 68

All four teams in the group are on three points after their opening two games after Manchester United beat VfL Wolfsburg 2-1 in the other match.

The Russian side took the lead after seven minutes when the impressive Musa was on hand to stab the ball into the net from close range after PSV failed to clear Zoran Tosic’s corner.

Leonid Slutskiy’s team doubled their advantage on 21 minutes following a fine team move, involving great interplay between Mario Fernandes and Tosic, which released the Brazilian down the right flank.

His inch-perfect cross picked out Doumbia, who headed past PSV keeper Jeroen Zoet.

Doumbia made it 3-0 from the spot after Tosic was fouled, but the Ivorian wasted a chance for a hat-trick when he blasted a second penalty over the bar a minute before halftime, following a foul on Musa.

PSV were rejuvenated in the second half and took the game to CSKA.

Lestienne was instrumental as he turned in Adam Maher’s cross from close range to give the visitors hope.

Lestienne, who had never previously scored in the Champions League, grabbed his second with a thunderbolt shot, which he rifled past CSKA keeper Igor Akinfeev on 68 minutes, but the visitors’ comeback hopes were dampened by Arias’s late dismissal. 

Musa makes the most of some poor PSV defending to net as the Dutch side's players watch on in their Champions League fixture

Musa makes the most of some poor PSV defending to net as the Dutch side’s players watch on in their Champions League fixture

PSV's Adam Maher does his best to launch a second-half comeback as he evades the tackle of Alexei Berezutsky to net in Russia

PSV’s Adam Maher does his best to launch a second-half comeback as he evades the tackle of Alexei Berezutsky to net in Russia

Maher celebrates as he gives Dutch side PSV a glimmer of hope in the second half of their Champions League clash on Wednesday night

Maher celebrates as he gives Dutch side PSV a glimmer of hope in the second half of their Champions League clash on Wednesday night

Maxime Lestienne picks the ball up out of Igor Akinfeev's goal as he grabs PSV's second goal of the second half in Moscow, Russia

Maxime Lestienne picks the ball up out of Igor Akinfeev’s goal as he grabs PSV’s second goal of the second half in Moscow, Russia

Lestienne wheels away in celebration as he scores PSV's second goal of their Champions League fixture against CSKAS Moscow

Lestienne wheels away in celebration as he scores PSV’s second goal of their Champions League fixture against CSKAS Moscow

Zoet gets a clinched fist to the ball under pressure from players of both sides during Wednesday night's Champions League fixture

Zoet gets a clinched fist to the ball under pressure from players of both sides during Wednesday night’s Champions League fixture

PSV Eindhoven's Colombian defender Santiago Arias does his best to win the ball under pressure from opposing striker Musa

PSV Eindhoven’s Colombian defender Santiago Arias does his best to win the ball under pressure from opposing striker Musa

PSV Eindhoven's Dutch defender Jeffrey Bruma gets his toe on the end of the ball as Bibras Natcho looks to break away in Moscow

PSV Eindhoven’s Dutch defender Jeffrey Bruma gets his toe on the end of the ball as Bibras Natcho looks to break away in Moscow

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