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Match facts: Real Madrid v CSKA Moskva

Published: Sunday 11 March 2012, 21.45CET
Match facts: Real Madrid v CSKA Moskva
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Published: Sunday 11 March 2012, 21.45CET

Match facts: Real Madrid v CSKA Moskva

Real Madrid

UEFA milestones
• None

UEFA Champions League statistics
• Madrid have conceded three goals, the best defensive record in the competition. They have had 63 shots on goal and been caught offside 33 times, both more than any other side in the last 16 going into the first legs.

• Xabi Alonso's next yellow card will incur a suspension.

Latest domestic information
Saturday 10 March: Real Betis Balompié 2-3 Real Madrid CF (Molina 10, Montero 55; Higuaín 25, Ronaldo 52 73)
Casillas; Arbeloa, Pepe, Ramos, Marcelo; Özil (Benzema 89), Khedira, Kaká (Granero 75), Alonso, Ronaldo; Higuaín (Callejón 79).

• Madrid recorded a tenth successive away victory in the Liga at the Estadio Benito Villamarín, establishing a new club record. The previous best of nine consecutive away wins was set in 2009/10.

• Cristiano Ronaldo took his tally to 46 goals in 45 games for club and country this season as José Mourinho's side claimed an 11th successive Liga win.

• Madrid have won 30 of their last 34 games in all competitions, finding the net in every match during that run.

• Ronaldo has scored in each of Madrid's last six games, nine goals in all. He has also converted 23 successive spot kicks for the club since failing against UD Almería on 5 December 2009.

• Ronaldo has struck 13 Liga hat-tricks for Madrid – six this season. That is one more than Ferenc Puskás's tally for the club, but he has some distance to go to match the record of Alfredo Di Stéfano (22).

• Sami Khedira scored his first Liga goal in 42 attempts on 4 March as Madrid beat RCD Espanyol 5-0; Los Merengues' fifth successive home win in all competitions.

• Madrid scored 67 goals in the first half of their Liga campaign, eclipsing the record set by FC Barcelona (61) last term. Ronaldo contributed 23, taking him past César Rodríguez's Liga record of 22 for Barcelona in 1950/51.

• Iker Casillas has moved to fourth in the list of all-time appearances for Madrid, overtaking Fernando Hierro (601 games) in the 3-1 win against Real Zaragoza on 28 January. Only Raúl González (741), Manuel Sanchís (711) and Santillana (645) now lie ahead of the goalkeeper, who has now played 609 times for the club.

• Madrid claimed a club record of 11 successive away wins before a 2-2 Copa del Rey draw with Barcelona on 25 January – having lost the quarter-final first-leg 2-1, the result ended Mourinho's side's defence.

Injury news
• Karim Benzema, out since the first leg at CSKA on 21 February having come off early in the first half with an adductor problem, was a late substitute on Saturday.

• Lassana Diarra, who missed the first leg with a back injury, has been an unused substitute for Madrid's last two games.

• Fábio Coentrão has been out since tearing his adductors playing in Portugal's 0-0 draw with Poland on 29 February, a game in which he was replaced midway through the first half.

• Ángel Di María has not featured since 18 February, when his comeback from a thigh injury that had kept him out since 30 December was cut short by a relapse.

• Hamit Altıntop has been absent with a torn calf since 8 February.

UEFA Champions League squad changes
Out: None

• Marcelo scored the opening goal for Brazil – his third in nine caps – in a 2-1 friendly victory against Bosnia and Herzegovina in Switzerland on 28 February.

• Madrid celebrated their 110th anniversary on 6 March.


UEFA milestones
• CSKA have won 49 games in UEFA club competition.

UEFA Champions League statistics
• Pavel Mamaev and Kirill Nababkin are available after one-match suspensions; Pontus Wernbloom is within a booking of a ban.

Latest domestic information
Friday 9 March: PFC CSKA Moskva 1-1 FC Dinamo Moskva (Doumbia 3; Semshov 75)
Chepchugov; A Berezutski, Ignashevich, Schennikov, V Berezutski; Mamaev (Necid 83), Wernbloom, Honda (Aldonin 46), Oliseh (Tošić 63), Musa; Doumbia.

• CSKA, without the suspended Alan Dzagoev, were left without a win in five league games after an equaliser from their former midfielder, Igor Semshov.

• Seydou Doumbia's goal was his first in eight outings for club and country in 2012; last year he scored 34 goals in 43 games.

• Leonid Slutski's side have won just six of their last 24 outings in all competitions.

• The Army Men resumed their domestic campaign after a three-month winter break on 3 March, twice coming from behind to earn a 2-2 draw with Premier-Liga leaders FC Zenit St Petersburg. Ahmed Musa marked his first league appearance for the club with a goal; his 90th-minute replacement, Kim In-Sung, made his CSKA debut.

• The Premier-Liga has split in two for the second stage of this 18-month transitional championship, with the top eight playing each other twice – a process that began on 18 November. While past Russian seasons followed the calendar year, from 2012/13 the competition will run from summer to summer.

• CSKA have lost just two of their last 23 away games in all competitions, winning ten and drawing 11.

UEFA Champions League squad changes
Pontus Wernbloom (AZ Alkmaar), Ahmed Musa (VVV-Venlo), Kim In-Sung (Gangneung City FC)
Out: Vágner Love (CR Flamengo)

Injury news
• Keisuke Honda's appearance in the first leg against Madrid was only his second since August because of a knee problem. He suffered a thigh injury during the Zenit draw but started on Friday, setting up Doumbia's goal.

• Aleksandrs Cauņa was an unused substitute on Friday, returning to the fray after breaking his toe in January.

• Igor Akinfeev (torn knee ligaments, out since 28 August) and Mark González (hip, 30 April) remain sidelined.

• A crowd of 70,000 watched the first leg against Madrid; the club's record attendance at the Stadion Luzhniki.

• Doumbia made two group stage appearances as Ivory Coast finished runners-up at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Last updated: 13/03/12 18.38CET

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