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Wed 07 November 2018 17:55
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Cüneyt Çakır (Turkey)
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CSKA Moscow

Last updated: Wed 07 November 2018 09:42
In Brief

No fresh concerns. Bistrovic remains out. Vasin and Kuchaev are sidelined.

Looking Back

Held to frustrating 0:0 draw away at Dinamo Moscow in the league at the weekend and lost further ground at the top end of the table. Had enough to beat a limited home side but could not quite display the clinical edge that was required and eventually had to settle for a share of the spoils.

Got well beaten away at Roma in the previous match day in the Champions League as the Italian side proved the classier and more assured and ran away with a 3:0 success despite the Army Men putting in a good opposition in the first half.

Looking Ahead

CSKA will be looking to gain some revenge on the Italian side and bolster their chances of progress to the last-16 with a win on the day. The team may not be in the best of form at the moment but they have enough in the locker to surprise a pretty vulnerable Roma outfit and the team will be optimistic about their chances.

No fresh injury concerns and Viktor Goncharenko now has the widest squad available he has enjoyed all season, with Georgi Schennikov and Abel Hernandez returning after significant lay-offs at the weekend. Kristian Bistrovic is not quite fit to return yet while Konstantin Kuchaev and Viktor Vasin continue to recover from long-term injury issues. Igor Akinfeev will be back on goal after serving a one-game European ban.

Roma

Last updated: Wed 07 November 2018 10:04
In Brief

Obtained a 1-1 away draw against Fiorentina only at the end. A must-not-lose against CSKA Moscow on the road. Fuzato and Bianda ineligible. Luca Pellegrini will miss out. Perotti, De Rossi and Karsdorp also absent.

Looking Back

Roma started dangerously against Fiorentina on the road but, after creating a great chance, they found themselves put under heavy pressure by the home side. Having gone one goal down through a penalty kick, they succeeded being dangerous again, hitting the post once. After the break, they seriously risked succumbing again but, with the passing of time, they came back into the game and found an equaliser.

Florenzi saved Roma from defeat, scoring once, but also being everywhere, in defence and attack. Lorenzo Pellegrini offered a positive performance both when lined up as a holding or an attacking midfielder and he even hit the post once. El Shaarawy was pretty useless in the attack while Dzeko wasted a couple of favourable opportunities, at the beginning and at the end of the match.

Looking Ahead

Having failed to win any of the last 3 Serie A games played, Roma keep losing ground from the top 3.

Roma are second-placed in the Group G on a goal difference from the leaders, Real Madrid. They need to avoid any wrong moves against CSKA Moscow on the road, who are just 2 points below them.

Fuzato and Bianda are ineligible.

Luca Pellegrini will be unavailable. Perotti, De Rossi and Karsdorp have been all dealing with injuries and they were ruled out from the 20-man squad again.

Santon could be considered instead of Kolarov at left-back or Under, with Florenzi advanced as a winger. Kluivert should be preferred to El Shaarawy in the attack. As an alternative, with Pellegrini acting as a holding midfielder, Zaniolo could play as an attacking midfielder and Cristante would sit on the bench.

Points of Interest

Roma travelled to CSKA Moscow twice: in September 1991 they won 2-1 a Cups Winners' Cup fixture while they obtained a 1-1 draw in November 2014 in a Champions League Group stage clash.

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Roma

Last updated: Wed 07 November 2018 10:04
In Brief

Obtained a 1-1 away draw against Fiorentina only at the end. A must-not-lose against CSKA Moscow on the road. Fuzato and Bianda ineligible. Luca Pellegrini will miss out. Perotti, De Rossi and Karsdorp also absent.

Looking Back

Roma started dangerously against Fiorentina on the road but, after creating a great chance, they found themselves put under heavy pressure by the home side. Having gone one goal down through a penalty kick, they succeeded being dangerous again, hitting the post once. After the break, they seriously risked succumbing again but, with the passing of time, they came back into the game and found an equaliser.

Florenzi saved Roma from defeat, scoring once, but also being everywhere, in defence and attack. Lorenzo Pellegrini offered a positive performance both when lined up as a holding or an attacking midfielder and he even hit the post once. El Shaarawy was pretty useless in the attack while Dzeko wasted a couple of favourable opportunities, at the beginning and at the end of the match.

Looking Ahead

Having failed to win any of the last 3 Serie A games played, Roma keep losing ground from the top 3.

Roma are second-placed in the Group G on a goal difference from the leaders, Real Madrid. They need to avoid any wrong moves against CSKA Moscow on the road, who are just 2 points below them.

Fuzato and Bianda are ineligible.

Luca Pellegrini will be unavailable. Perotti, De Rossi and Karsdorp have been all dealing with injuries and they were ruled out from the 20-man squad again.

Santon could be considered instead of Kolarov at left-back or Under, with Florenzi advanced as a winger. Kluivert should be preferred to El Shaarawy in the attack. As an alternative, with Pellegrini acting as a holding midfielder, Zaniolo could play as an attacking midfielder and Cristante would sit on the bench.

Points of Interest

Roma travelled to CSKA Moscow twice: in September 1991 they won 2-1 a Cups Winners' Cup fixture while they obtained a 1-1 draw in November 2014 in a Champions League Group stage clash.

Doubtful (chance of availability)
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Rested
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FC Viktoria Plzen - CSKA Moscow 2 - 2
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Young Boys Bern - Manchester United 0 - 3
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Manchester United - Valencia 0 - 0
Round Grp E (2)
Bayern Munchen - Ajax 1 - 1
AEK Athens - SL Benfica 2 - 3
Round Grp G (2)
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Round Grp C (2)
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Round Grp D (2)
Lokomotiv Moscow - Schalke 0 - 1
FC Porto - Galatasaray 1 - 0
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Borussia Dortmund - Monaco 3 - 0
Atletico Madrid - Club Brugge 3 - 1
Round Grp B (2)
Tottenham Hotspur - FC Barcelona 2 - 4
PSV Eindhoven - Internazionale 1 - 2
Round Grp H (3)
Young Boys Bern - Valencia 1 - 1
Manchester United - Juventus 0 - 1
Round Grp E (3)
AEK Athens - Bayern Munchen 0 - 2
Ajax - SL Benfica 1 - 0
Round Grp F (3)
Shakhtar Donetsk - Manchester City 0 - 3
Hoffenheim - Olympique Lyonnais 3 - 3
Round Grp G (3)
Roma - CSKA Moscow 3 - 0
Real Madrid - FC Viktoria Plzen 2 - 1
Round Grp B (3)
PSV Eindhoven - Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 2
FC Barcelona - Internazionale 2 - 0
Round Grp A (3)
Club Brugge - Monaco 1 - 1
Borussia Dortmund - Atletico Madrid 4 - 0
Round Grp C (3)
Liverpool - Red Star Belgrade 4 - 0
Paris St Germain - Napoli 2 - 2
Round Grp D (3)
Lokomotiv Moscow - FC Porto 1 - 3
Galatasaray - Schalke 0 - 0
Round Grp C (4)
Red Star Belgrade - Liverpool 2 - 0
Napoli - Paris St Germain 1 - 1
Round Grp A (4)
Monaco - Club Brugge 0 - 4
Atletico Madrid - Borussia Dortmund 2 - 0
Round Grp B (4)
Internazionale - FC Barcelona 1 - 1
Tottenham Hotspur - PSV Eindhoven 2 - 1
Round Grp D (4)
FC Porto - Lokomotiv Moscow 4 - 1
Schalke - Galatasaray 2 - 0
Round Grp H (4)
Valencia - Young Boys Bern 3 - 1
Juventus - Manchester United 1 - 2
Round Grp G (4)
CSKA Moscow - Roma 1 - 2
FC Viktoria Plzen - Real Madrid 0 - 5
Round Grp E (4)
Bayern Munchen - AEK Athens 2 - 0
SL Benfica - Ajax 1 - 1
Round Grp F (4)
Manchester City - Shakhtar Donetsk 6 - 0
Olympique Lyonnais - Hoffenheim 2 - 2
Round Grp E (5)
AEK Athens - Ajax 0 - 2
Bayern Munchen - SL Benfica 5 - 1
Round Grp G (5)
CSKA Moscow - FC Viktoria Plzen 1 - 2
Roma - Real Madrid 0 - 2
Round Grp F (5)
Olympique Lyonnais - Manchester City 2 - 2
Hoffenheim - Shakhtar Donetsk 2 - 3
Round Grp H (5)
Juventus - Valencia 1 - 0
Manchester United - Young Boys Bern 1 - 0
Round Grp A (5)
Atletico Madrid - Monaco 2 - 0
Borussia Dortmund - Club Brugge 0 - 0
Round Grp D (5)
Lokomotiv Moscow - Galatasaray 2 - 0
FC Porto - Schalke 3 - 1
Round Grp C (5)
Paris St Germain - Liverpool 2 - 1
Napoli - Red Star Belgrade 3 - 1
Round Grp B (5)
Tottenham Hotspur - Internazionale 1 - 0
PSV Eindhoven - FC Barcelona 1 - 2
Round Grp D (6)
Galatasaray - FC Porto 2 - 3
Schalke - Lokomotiv Moscow 1 - 0
Round Grp A (6)
Monaco - Borussia Dortmund 0 - 2
Club Brugge - Atletico Madrid 0 - 0
Round Grp B (6)
FC Barcelona - Tottenham Hotspur 1 - 1
Internazionale - PSV Eindhoven 1 - 1
Round Grp C (6)
Red Star Belgrade - Paris St Germain 1 - 4
Liverpool - Napoli 1 - 0
Round Grp G (6)
Real Madrid - CSKA Moscow 0 - 3
FC Viktoria Plzen - Roma 2 - 1
Round Grp F (6)
Shakhtar Donetsk - Olympique Lyonnais 1 - 1
Manchester City - Hoffenheim 2 - 1
Round Grp H (6)
Valencia - Manchester United 2 - 1
Young Boys Bern - Juventus 2 - 1
Round Grp E (6)
Ajax - Bayern Munchen 3 - 3
SL Benfica - AEK Athens 1 - 0
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Manchester United - Paris St Germain 0 - 2
Roma - FC Porto 2 - 1
Ajax - Real Madrid 1 - 2
Tottenham Hotspur - Borussia Dortmund 3 - 0
Olympique Lyonnais - FC Barcelona 0 - 0
Liverpool - Bayern Munchen 0 - 0
Schalke - Manchester City 2 - 3
Atletico Madrid - Juventus 2 - 0
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Real Madrid - Ajax 1 - 4
Borussia Dortmund - Tottenham Hotspur 0 - 1
Paris St Germain - Manchester United 1 - 3
FC Porto - Roma 3 - 1
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Manchester City - Schalke 7 - 0
Juventus - Atletico Madrid 3 - 0
FC Barcelona - Olympique Lyonnais 5 - 1
Bayern Munchen - Liverpool 1 - 3
Round 1/4 Final (1)
Liverpool - FC Porto 2 - 0
Tottenham Hotspur - Manchester City 1 - 0
Manchester United - FC Barcelona 0 - 1
Ajax - Juventus 1 - 1
Round 1/4 Final (2)
FC Barcelona - Manchester United 3 - 0
Juventus - Ajax 1 - 2
Manchester City - Tottenham Hotspur 4 - 3
FC Porto - Liverpool 1 - 4
Round 1/2 Final (1)
Tottenham Hotspur - Ajax 0 - 1
FC Barcelona - Liverpool 3 - 0
Round 1/2 Final (2)
Liverpool - FC Barcelona 4 - 0
Ajax - Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 3
Round Final
Tottenham Hotspur - Liverpool 0 - 2