Champions League: Five-Star Roma Sink CSKA Moscow

Roma scored five past Porto to win the tie 5-1 in their first Champions League appearance since 2010/11.

updated: September 18, 2014 16:25 IST
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Roma players celebrate after beating Porto in the group stage of Champions League


Gervinho hit a first-half brace as AS Roma marked their return to the Champions League in stunning fashion on Wednesday with a 5-1 rout of CSKA Moscow. (Bayern break Man City hearts, Chelsea held by Schalke)

Roma had last featured in the competition in the 2010-11 season when they reached the last 16. (Champions League: Barcelona off to winning start)

But after a three-year wait, and having finished runners-up to Juventus in the Serie A title race last season, Rudi Garcia's men have underlined their intention to claim one of the two coveted qualifying places from a Group E which also includes Bayern Munich and Manchester City.

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