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Man Utd break Russian duck with narrow Moscow victory

Manchester United notched their first win over a Russian side in Europe at the sixth attempt with a 1-0 win against CSKA Moscow at the Luzhniki stadium. Antonio Valencia scored the decisive goal with four minutes remaining to put the Reds on the brink of qualifying for the Champions League knockout phase.

United deserved their victory even if the overall game was uninspiring on the artificial surface.

The lively Nani had gone close and both Paul Scholes and Garry Neville threatened the hosts goal.

CSKA had won their last six matches at home in Europe while United are now unbeaten in 13 away games in the Champions League.

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