CSKA Moscow vs Real Madrid: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview

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The Spanish giants will aim to tighten their grip on the top spot of their Champions League group when they travel to Russia

Real Madrid will face CSKA Moscow on Tuesday night as they look to keep hold of the top spot in their Champions League group.

The European champions beat Roma 3-0 in their first match and will head to Russia a confident side, while the hosts opened group play with a 2-2 draw against Viktoria Plzen.

Los Blancos will be attempting to win the competition for an unprecedented fourth successive time, although they face the Russian side without two of their key players in the squad .

Game CSKA Moscow v Real Madrid
Date Tuesday, October 2
Time 8pm BST / 3pm EST

TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch


In the United States (US),  the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial).

New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser.

US TV channel Online stream
Univision Deportes fubo TV (7-day free trial)

In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on BT Sport Extra and livestreamed through BT Sport Live.

UK TV channel Online stream
BT Sport Extra BT Sport Live

Squads & Team News


Position CSKA Moscow players
Goalkeepers Pomazun, Kyrnats, Akinfeev
Defenders Chernov, Vasin, Nababkin, Magnusson, Schennikov, Becao
Midfielders Dzagoev, Efremov, Sigurdsson, Kuchaev, Bijol, Pukhov, Tiknizyan, Gordyushenk, Akhmetov, Khosonov, Oblyakov
Forwards Fernandes, Chalov, Nababkin, Schennikov

CSKA Moscow have a slew of injury concerns to worry about ahead of hosting Real Madrid, with several key players missing the clash.

Midfielder Kristijan Bistrovic underwent ankle surgery in early September and is still on his way to full recovery, while the trio of Viktor Vasin, Konstantin Kuchaev and Aleksandr Makrov are all also sidelined.

Abel Hernandez and Hordur Magnusson are close to full recovery from injury but will not be fit to feature, while Khetag Khosonov has returned to full training.

CSKA Moscow XI: Akinfeev; Fernandes, Becao, Chernov, Nababkin; Bijol, Akhmetov; Vlasic, Dzagoev, Oblyakov; Chalov.

Position Real Madrid players
Goalkeepers Navas, Casilla, Courtois
Defenders Carvajal, Vallejo, Varane, Nacho, Odriozola, Reguilon, Adri, Sanchez, Lopez
Midfielders Kroos, Modric, Casemiro, Valverde, Llorente, Asensio, Ceballos, Seoane, Franchu
Forwards Diaz, Benzema, Vazquez, Perez, Vinicius Junior

Neither Gareth Bale or Sergio Ramos made the trip to Russia, with the Spain international having suffered a cut in a clash with Saul Niguez in Saturday's Madrid derby. Bale was forced to leave the pitch at half-time and the extent of his injury is still uncertain .

Nacho starts in the centre of defence, while Sergio Reguilon makes his Madrid debut at left back in place of the injured Marcelo. 

Dani Ceballos also gets the nod over Luka Modric, who starts on the bench.

Marcelo and Isco still remain sidelined with injury after also missing Saturday's fixture and will not feature against CSKA Moscow.

Real Madrid XI:  Navas; Carvajal, Varane, Nacho, Reguilon; Kroos, Casemiro, Ceballos; Asensio, Benzema, Vazquez.


Betting & Match Odds


Real Madrid are priced at  11/20 odds of winning according to  bet 365 , while a draw is available at 10/3. A win for CSKA Moscow is priced at 11/2.

Click here to see all of bet 365's offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more.


Match Preview


CSKA Moscow Champions League 2018-19

Real Madrid are favourites heading into the clash in Russia despite being without four of their key players, and will be keen to tighten their grip on the top spot of Group G.

The Spanish giants have been backed to complete an incredible fourth successive Champions League win this year after being handed a relatively kind group, and will have experience and talent on their side when they travel to face CSKA Moscow.

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Questions were raised about the team following Zinedine Zidane's departure as manager with Julen Lopetegui replacing him, but a resounding 3-0 win over Roma in the opening fixture of the Group G has quelled many of those doubts.

Real Madrid's start to their domestic season hasn't been quite as emphatic, however, as they sit second in La Liga but level on points with leaders Barcelona – despite registering just 14 points from seven games.

Los Blancos drew 0-0 against city rivals Atletico Madrid on Saturday which followed a shock 3-0 loss to Sevilla in midweek. Madrid have managed to score only six league goals so for this season – though Lopetegui has dismissed claims that they are missing the star power of Cristiano Ronaldo up front.

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