Champions League Preview: CSKA Moscow v Inter
Claudio Ranieri's men will look to get off the mark in the group stage with an away win over the Russians on Tuesday
|Inter (4-4-2): Julio Cesar; Nagatomo, Lucio, Samuel, Chivu; Coutinho, Zanetti, Cambiasso, Obi; Pazzini, Milito
Wesley Sneijder has been ruled out of the upcoming clash with a muscle problem. Maicon, Thiago Motta and Dejan Stankovic will also miss the encounter in Russia due to an assortment of injuries, while Diego Forlan is cup-tied.
|CSKA Moscow (4-3-1-2): Gabulov; V. Berezutski, Ignashevich, Nababkin, A.Berezutski; Aldonin, Cauna, Tosic; Dzagoev; Love, Doumbia
Vagner Love is reportedly being tracked by Serie A club Roma after CSKA president Yevgeny Giner admitted that the Brazilian will likely be sold in January. Igor Akinfeev is out with a long-term knee injury and will miss the match.
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- CSKA Moscow has lost three out of its last six home games against Italian opposition (W2 D1 L3).
- The Russians were knocked out of the competition by Inter in the quarter-finals in 2009-10.
- The capital city outfit came from behind to earn a 2-2 draw against Lille on the first matchday.
- Seydou Doumbia is the tournament's top scorer with two goals so far.
- Inter is set to play its third straight game away from home in all competitions.
- New coach Claudio Ranieri picked up a win in his debut for the club against Bologna on Saturday.
- The San Siro giants has suffered only one defeat in its last seven matches in Russia.
- The Nerazzurri have advanced to the knockout stages eight times in the last nine years.
Top 3 Predictions
CSKA Moscow 1-2 Inter
- 22.14 %
CSKA Moscow 0-2 Inter
- 19.03 %
CSKA Moscow 1-3 Inter
- 11.55 %
|UEFA Champions League (UCL)||Dec 7, 2011||Inter 1 - CSKA Moscow 2|
|UEFA Champions League (UCL)||Sep 27, 2011||CSKA Moscow 2 - Inter 3|
|UEFA Champions League (UCL)||Apr 6, 2010||CSKA Moscow 0 - Inter 1|
|UEFA Champions League (UCL)||Mar 31, 2010||Inter 1 - CSKA Moscow 0|
|Apr 12, 2014||CSKA Moscow 1 - Ural Ekaterinbourg 0||RUS1|
|Apr 5, 2014||Kryliya Sovetov 1 - CSKA Moscow 3||RUS1|
|Mar 31, 2014||CSKA Moscow 3 - Volgar-Gazprom Astrakhan 0||RUS1|
|Mar 24, 2014||Anzhi Makhachkala 0 - CSKA Moscow 3||RUS1|
|Mar 15, 2014||CSKA Moscow 1 - Zenit 0||RUS1|
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