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UEFA Champions League

  • 17 September 2013
  • • 19:45
  • • Allianz-Arena, München
  • Referee: G. Rocchi
  • • Attendance: 68000
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Bayern Munich 1.20 1.20 1.20 1.18 1.15
Draw 7.50 7.00 5.50 7.50 8.00
CSKA Moscow 15.00 13.00 19.00 14.00 15.00

Bayern Munich - CSKA Moscow Preview: Holders begin Champions League defence

The Bavarians won the tournament last season by beating Borussia Dortmund at Wembley and will hope to become the first side to retain the trophy in its modern format

Bayern Munich have made three of the last four Champions League finals and, under new coach Pep Guardiola, they will attempt to become the first ever German side to retain their title.

Guardiola has won the Champions League on two occasions with Barcelona, in 2009 and 2011, and has added Mario Gotze and Thiago to his squad in the close season.

Bayern defeated Hannover 2-0 on Saturday to make it four Bundesliga wins from five matches this season, while they also won the Super Cup against Chelsea in August.

However, the Bavarians have several injury problems to contend with, as Thiago and Javi Martinez remain sidelined after suffering ankle and groin injuries, while Gotze has not played since injuring his ankle in that Super Cup triumph.

CSKA will also enter the match in superb form, having won six and drawn two of their first eight matches in the Russian Premier League.

They reached the last eight of the competition in the 2009-2010 season and also progressed from the group stages in the 2011-12 campaign.

Ahmed Musa and Seydou Doumbia have been in good scoring form this season, while the likes of Keisuke Honda, Alan Dzagoev and Zoran Tosic give them plenty of quality in midfield.

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Available Squads
1Manuel NeuerGoalkeeper
4DanteDefender
13RafinhaMidfielder
17Jerome BoatengDefender
21Philipp LahmDefender
27David AlabaMidfielder
7Franck RibéryMidfielder
10Arjen RobbenMidfielder
39Toni KroosMidfielder
18Mario MandzukicStriker
25Thomas MüllerStriker
22Tom StarkeGoalkeeper
-Daniel Van BuytenDefender
15Jan KirchhoffDefender
26Diego ContentoDefender
11Xherdan ShaqiriMidfielder
31Bastian SchweinsteigerMidfielder
14Claudio PizarroStriker
35Igor AkinfeevGoalkeeper
4Sergey IgnashevichDefender
14Kirill NababkinDefender
24Vasiliy BerezutskiyDefender
42Georgi ShennikovDefender
16Pontus WernbloomMidfielder
10Keisuke HondaStriker
-Steven ZuberMidfielder
19Aleksandrs CaunaMidfielder
23Ahmed Firaz MoosaStriker
-VitinhoStriker
1Sergey ChepchugovGoalkeeper
5Victor VasinDefender
6Alexey BerezutskiyDefender
21Zoran TosicMidfielder
-Georgi MilanovMidfielder
25Elver RahimicMidfielder
-Konstantin BazelyukStriker

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