Last Updated: 27/11/13 11:16pm
Manchester City make hard work of their last home tie in the Group stages against a plucky Plzen side who provided a number of scares for the shaky City defence.
Tecl tries another long-range effort as the City defence continues to back off and let him have a free shot on goal but he is unable to oblige and shoots wide.
Rajtoral has a chance after the Man City defence again goes missing and Hart does well to keep the home side in front.
GOAL! (Negredo) Dzeko plays Navas down the right flank and the Spaniard hits a wonderful low cross with Negredo on hand to tap the ball into the goal.
Demichelis brings down Kolar just on the edge of the area and Plzen have a chance in a very dangerous position.
City try to hit back strongly and Richards almost picks out Milner inside the box but he misses the ball and concedes a foul with his challenge on Rajtoral.
GOAL! (Tecl) Kolar rolls the ball to Tecl inside the box and the striker calmly converts his chance past Hart from a tight angle.
Plzen go down the other end straight away and Kolar hits a fantastic long-range effort which force Hart into a spectacular diving save to deny the away side.
GOAL! (Nasri) Toure is involved immediately and he plays a great ball to Navas under pressure who in turn plays in a delightful cross to Nasri who makes no mistake from six yards out.
Milner has a dash down the left channel and Rajtoral does well to keep with him and gives away a corner. Nasri takes the comer which is easily cleared, but the ball comes back to the Frenchman and he picks out Fernandinho who loops his header goalwards and is well saved by Kozacik.
Milner picks out Dzeko with a wonderfully directed diagonal ball and the striker controls on his chest but he loses the ball inside the area.
Navas takes Hubnik on the outside and hits a vicious right-footed shot but he fails to trouble the keeper as it goes high and wide.
Tecl latches on to a good ball down the left by Hubnik but the forward runs out of ideas and the ball goes out for a City throw-in.
Nasri takes the corner but the ball is played short to Milner who gets in a good cross but it is cleared to Lescott who hits a firm shot wide. Richards is given offside for his earlier involvement in the play.
Kolarov takes the resulting free-kick after the Plzen wall isn't its full 10 yards, but the wall does its job and the ball goes out for a corner.
Plzen again are working hard in defence and perhaps too hard in Cisovsky's case who brings down Nasri.
Nasri plays Dzeko in on the right and the striker takes an early shot which is deflected but is collected by Kozacik.
Nathan writes: 'I think it time for Navas and Toure to come on so we have more range in the middle of the park. Still think City will pull it off 3-1 in the end.'
Our friends at Sky Bet have been in touch with the half-time prices. Manchester City are 1/3 for the win with Plzen at 9/1 and the draw 3/1. There are also a number of PRICE BOOST odds on offers with Samir Nasri to score next at 12/1 and Manchester City to win 3-1 at 5/1.
The referee blows the whistle for half-time and City will have to feel a bit lucky that they aren't losing at the interval. They will need a lot more effort in the second half if they are to come away with the win against a solid Plzen side.
City don't look at their best at the moment and that equaliser for Plzen has the away side back in an organised shape when they don't have the ball, but look dangerous on the break.
GOAL! (Horava) Kolar plays a simple ball to Horava on the edge of the area and the midfielder hits a lovely shot into the corner with Hart unable to get near the ball.
The 10-men of Plzen have another attack and Rajrotal is free at the back post to hit an effort on goal with Kolarov coming to City's rescue.
The game is back underway and City enjoy a period of possession with Milner almost picking out Richards with a through-ball in the penalty area but Kozacik tidies up.
The referee stops play after Hubnik takes an elbow from Horava early in the play and it looks like he may need a couple of stitches.
Plzen will feel unlucky that the decision was given as there wasn't much distance between Aguero and Rajtoral when the ball was played.
Aguero steps up to take the penalty and he calmly sends the keeper the wrong way to give City the lead.
Plzen again enjoy a nice passage of play in City's half but they give the ball away and the home side break up field and Milner has a shot at goal which is easily collected by Kozacik.
Rajtoral cruises through the City defence and continues his run with his shot going just wide of the far post.
City counter from Hart's clearance and Aguero latches on to the ball but the striker fouls Kolar in the process of getting past the defence.
Aguero wriggles his way in to a shooting position just on the edge of the box but he drags his shot wide.
City on top in the opening exchanges without making the break-through. Looks like patience will be needed to get that first goal.
Milner charges down a loose ball to Kozacik and manages to take out him and Hubnik to give away a foul.
Aguero plays in a great cross looking for his strike-partner Dzeko but the ball drops to Nasri who hits a first-volley wide of the post.
City are beginning to show signs that they are growing in to the game now with some decent spells of possession.
Nasri takes a lovely lay-off from Fernandinho and strikes a wonderful effort from 25-yards out and the ball crashes against the cross bar.
Plzen look relatively neat in possession but they are already showing signs that they are lacking in a real attacking threat that will trouble City.
City quickly break on the counter and Fernandinho plays in Dzeko who's shot stings the fingertips of Kozacik in the Plzen goal.
Nasri is brought down unnecessarily after Tecl brings him down. He takes the resulting free-kcik and picks out Garcia who's flicked shot goes inches wide of opening the scoring.
Kolarov concedes an early free kick for a foul on Horava in a dangerous area. Hart gets his first touch of the ball early on.
The fans in the Etihad look ready for another night of Champions League action ahead of them. The club are looking more and more comfortable keeping company with some of the biggest names in Europe.
Both sides, despite having different ambitions, are desperate for the win as City look to overhaul Group leaders Bayern Munich, and Plzen look to secure a Europa League place.
Sergio Aguero is City's highest scorer in European competition, with the Argentine scoring seven in his last six Champions League outings. Looks like he has a good chance to build on that excellent record tonight!
Chris from Huddersfield says: 'City to win 5-1 with Aguero (2), Dzeko, Fernandinho and Nasri making it onto the scoresheet.'
England goalkeeper Joe Hart returns to the Manchester City starting line-up for their Champions League home clash against Viktoria Plzen.Hart lost his place earlier this month after a series of high-profile mistakes but is given another opportunity as City host the Czech minnows in their final Group D home match.With City already through to the last 16, Hart's return is one of seven changes made by manager Manuel Pellegrini, which also sees Edin Dzeko coming in up front alongside Sergio Aguero.
Manchester City are 1/6 favourites to take the win with Sky Bet, who have Plzen at 16/1 and the draw 7/1. There are also some excellent PRICE BOOST odds on offer, including; Samir Nasri to score first at 9/1 and Manchester City to win 4-0 at 11/1.
Manchester City: Hart, Richards, Lescott, Demichelis, Kolarov, Milner, Nasri, Garcia, Fernandinho, Dzeko, Aguero.