CSKA penalty salvages late point v Plzen in Champions League

CSKA forward Fedor Chalov, center, celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the Champions League group G soccer match between CSKA Moscow and Viktoria Plzen at the Doosan arena in Pilsen, Czech Republic, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Plzen forward Michael Krmencik, right, runs to celebrate after scoring his sides second goal past CSKA goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev, 2nd right, during their Champions League group G soccer match between CSKA Moscow and Viktoria Plzen at the Doosan arena in Pilsen, Czech Republic, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Plzen forward Michael Krmencik, right, runs to celebrate after scoring his sides first goal during their Champions League group G soccer match between CSKA Moscow and Viktoria Plzen at the Doosan arena in Pilsen, Czech Republic, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

PLZEN, Czech Republic — CSKA Moscow salvaged a 2-2 draw with Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League on Wednesday after a penalty deep in stoppage time.

Plzen was leading 2-1 on goals by Michael Krmencik before Jan Kovarik's foul gave CSKA a spot-kick, which was duly converted by Nikola Vlasic.

Krmencik scored the opening goal in the 29th minute at a free kick off a header from Radim Reznik and added his second from David Limbersky's cross 12 minutes later.

CSKA came back into contention in the second half when Vlasic crossed for Fedor Chalov to score in the 49th. CSKA twice thought it had equalized in the latter stages but one effort was ruled out for offside and the other for a foul in the buildup.

When Plzen and CSKA last shared a Champions League group in 2013-14, the presence of Bayern Munich and Manchester City meant their two meetings were a fight for third place, which Plzen narrowly won.

This time round, Real Madrid and Roma share Group G with the two Eastern European clubs. Defending champion Madrid beat Roma 3-0 on Wednesday.

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