Russian giants CSKA face Bundesliga champions Wolfsburg on Wednesday and a negative final result will end the Moscow side's Champions League ambitions.
Head coach Leonid Slutski is keen to record a good result though to keep CSKA in the race for qualification for the knock-out stage.
"It won't be easy to replace the suspended Deividas Semberas. He has
started every game since I took over and has looked very solid," Slutski said at a press conference.
"Wolfsburg are not a typical German team. They have good movement up
front and a clear leaning towards attacking football, not the
stereotypical disciplined German setup, with an accent on defence. It's
little wonder they concentrate on attack with players like Edin Dzeko,
Grafite, Obafemi Martins and Zvjezdan Misimovic.
"Victories like that
against Spartak Moscow at the weekend create a positive atmosphere and
make it easier for players to ignore their fatigue. It wasn't going
well against Spartak, but we found the power to change the course of
the game and even up the tempo.
"Was it our high levels of fitness or
high morale? Unfortunately nothing can tell us, but I hope to see the
Stefan Coerts, Goal.com