Manchester City Champions League report: Viktoria hit six & Bayern equal record

We continue our weekly reports detailing City's Champions League opponents' results and form.

Every week we will take a look at how City’s Champions League opponents have fared in their domestic competitions, giving fans a hint of what to expect in the build-up to the matches that will take place in the coming months.

CSKA Moscow:

The Russian side continued to play their way back into form, securing their third straight victory on Saturday – a 2-1 win against Volga.

The home side took the lead through Luton Shelton on the half-hour mark, but CSKA soon equalised when Seydou Doumbia scored following good work from Georgi Milanov.

Former Manchester United winger Zoran Tosic scored what proved to be the winner with 18 minutes remaining.

The three points saw the visitors remain in fourth place in their domestic league, nine points behind leaders Zenit St. Petersburg.

Bayern Munich:

The reigning European champions came from behind to equal a Bundesliga record of 36 games without defeat on Saturday.

Opponents Hoffenheim initially took the lead courtesy of Niklas Sule – a player who made a record of his own by becoming the club’s youngest ever goal-scorer.

But Mario Mandzukic equalised for the visitors five minutes later, and Thomas Muller scored the winner with 15 minutes remaining.

The result took Pep Guardiola’s men back to the top of the table, while Hoffenheim are currently eighth.

Viktoria Plzen:

The Czech side climbed to second in their league after an outstanding 6-1 victory at home to Jablonec.

It was the visitors who took the lead in the 11th minute, through Karel Pitak. But the hosts were level just four minutes later, when Pavel Horvath scored from the spot.

A second penalty was converted by Stanislav Tecl midway through the first-half, and Viktoria made it three just before the interval, when Tecl completed his brace.

Daniel Kolar  scored 10 minutes into the second half, before Horvath netted his second and Viktoria’s fifth in the 68th minute. Tomas Wagner completed the rout with four minutes of normal-time to play.

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