Nigeria’s Ahmed Musa recorded his name on the scorers’ sheet in CSKA Moscow 3-2 defeat of PSV Eindhoven in a Uefa Champions League game played at the Arena Khimki on Wednesday night.
The game which was Leonid Slutsky side’s first win in the competition saw the former Kano Pillars forward net the first goal of the encounter in the eighth minute.
They fell behind in when Zoran Tosic’s inswinging corner from the right was allowed to drop to the feet of Musa, who turned the ball into the net after reacting faster than any of the PSV players around him.
CSKA doubled their advantage when Doumbia finished off Mario Fernandes’ perfect right-wing cross, his looping header going up and over the outstretched right arm of Jeroen Zoet in the visiting goal.
Doumbia’s second of the game came from the spot, Zoet being sent the wrong way after he had conceded the foul by halting Tosic’s charge towards goal with an ill-timed lunge.
Nevertheless, Phillip Cocu’s men very nearly turned the result around with a valiant second-half fightback led by Maxime Lestienne, who netted a pair of goals of his own.
The result, coupled with Manchester United triumphing 2-1 at home to Wolfsburg, means all four teams in Group B now have three points to their name.
CSKA Moscow host Manchester United in their next game of the competition.