Plzeň reach Europa League after dramatic win over CSKA Moscow

Viktoria Plzeň have qualified for continental soccer’s second-tier competition the Europa League after beating CSKA Moscow in their final Champions League group game. Plzeň left it late to guarantee their place in European football in the New Year; after coming from behind they took the lead in the 90th minute through a Tomáš Wágner goal and held to on seal a 2:1 win that was enough to see them finish third in the group. It was a dream send-off for manager Pavel Vrba, who is about to become Czech national team boss.

Author: Masha Volynsky