Bayern Munich sit atop Group D in the standings. Manchester City isn’t too far behind them in second place. The German side will be looking to collect three points against CSKA Moscow to stay there. Moscow has just three points so far in group play. The challenge for the German side will be playing in Russia’s weather.
“We must get used to the weather conditions quickly,” Munich manager Pep Guardiola said. “It was a long flight, but you can say the same about CSKA when they played us in Munich. We must be fully focused as CSKA are a well-drilled, professional outfit. They have some very good players and are strong at the back and in attack. They are good at moving the ball forward quickly. It won’t be easy, but I think we should win.
“We have a number of injury problems and will be without a number of players but I will put out our best available team. I trust my players completely. Every game is different and it is impossible to repeat past performances. It won’t be easy. We are already through to the knockout stages and there is a chance we may ease off. However, I don’t want my players to do so.
“I know about Zoran Tošić and Sergei Ignashevich, who I think are excellent players. Alan Dzagoev is a very good player, exceptional at reading the game and excellent at adapting to situations that he is presented with. If he is not able to play it will make our lives a lot easier. Seydou Doumbia scored in CSKA’s last game against Spartak Moskva and he’s a great player with an excellent eye for goal.”
Date: November 27
Start Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
Location: Khimki, Moscow Region, Russia
Stadium: Arena Khimki
TV Info: FOX Sports 2, FOX Deportes
Radio Info: Sirius XM FC
Live Stream: FOX Soccer 2Go
Key – POS: Position, P: Games Played, W: Wins, D: Draws, L: Losses, F: Goals Scored, A: Goals Allowed, GD: Goal Difference, Pts: Points