CSKA Moscow vs Sevilla preview- Champions League

Game :- CSKA Moscow vs Sevilla

Venue :- Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia

Competition :- UEFA Champions League Round of 16- First Leg

Date :- Wednesday, February 24, 2010

KO time :- 18.30 CET

CSKA Moscow play their first competitive match since December 2009 on Wednesday when they face Sevilla in the Champions League. Bet on CSKA Moscow vs Sevilla with our recommended bookmakers after reading this preview

CSKA Moscow’s route to the last sixteen ( most recent games last)

Wolfsburg 3-1 CSKA Moscow ( Loss)
CSKA Moscow 2-1 Besiktas ( Win)
CSKA Moscow 0-1 Manchester United ( Loss)
Manchester United 3-3 CSKA Moscow ( Draw)
CSKA Moscow 2-1 VfL Wolfsburg ( Win)
Besiktas 1-2 CSKA Moscow ( Win)

CSKA scored a total of 10 goals in the group stages.

Milos Krasic- 4
Alan Dzagoev- 3
Tomas Necid -1
Eugeni Aldonin-1
Vasili Berezutski-1

Dzagoev is a doubt for this clash. Japanese playmaker Keisuke Honda, a winter acquisition from VVV Venlo, could make his European debut for CSKA. Alexey Berezutski and Sergei Ignashevich are available for selection after serving their one match bans.

CSKA normally employ a 4-2-3-1 formation. The sole striker’s role is expected to go to either Necid or young Brazilian Guilherme.

Fact:- CSKA conceded a single goal in all three of their home matches in the group stages.

Sevilla FC- route to last sixteen

Sevilla 2-0 Unirea ( Win)
Rangers 1-4 Sevilla (Win)
Stuttgart 1-3 Sevilla (Win)
Sevilla 1-1 Stuttgart ( Draw)
Unirea 1-0 Sevilla (Loss)
Sevilla 1-0 Rangers ( Win)

Sevilla scored a total of eleven goals in the group stages.

Luis Fabiano-2
Frederic Kanoute-2
Jesus Navas-2
Sebastien Squillaci-2
Abdoulay Konko-1

Sevilla form last five games- all competitions- Sevilla scorers in brackets- ( most recent last)

Sevilla 2-0 Getafe ( Luis Fabiano, Getafe OG)
Zaragoza 2-1 Sevilla ( Frederic Kanoute)
Getafe 1-0 Sevilla
Sevilla 1-0 Osasuna ( Luis Fabiano)
Mallorca 1-3 Sevilla ( Ivica Dragutinovic, Jesus Navas, Diego Perotti)

Luis Fabiano is INJURED, and so is Diego Capel.

Verdict:- CSKA are slightly rusty, but they will be a force to contend at home. Sevilla have been inconsistent this season which is why they are not up there with Barcelona and Real Madrid despite having a talented squad.

CSKA Moscow 2-2 Sevilla ( Krasic, Necid/ Navas, Kanoute)

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