Seydou Doumbia will miss PFC CSKA Moskva's first two Group D games after suffering a thigh muscle tear but the club have signed 19-year-old Brazilian forward Vitinho.
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Seydou Doumbia will miss PFC CSKA Moskva's first two UEFA Champions League Group D games after tearing a thigh muscle, but the club have strenghtened their attack with the addition of Vitinho.
Doumbia suffered the injury in the first half of Friday's 2-1 defeat of FC Amkar Perm, in which Doumbia had scored to help CSKA extend their lead in the Russian Premier League to three points. The club have confirmed that Doumbia will be missing for up to six weeks, ruling him out of the 17 September trip to FC Bayern München and the visit of FC Viktoria Plzeň on 2 October. However, he hopes to be back when CSKA welcome Manchester City FC on 23 October.
Meanwhile, Brazilian forward and playmaker Vitinho has arrived from Botafogo FR for around €10m. The 19-year-old has signed a contract running until 2018. "He is quick and has great technique," said Valeri Nepomnyaschi, adviser to the club president. "Vitinho can play as a striker or attacking midfielder, the left side of attack suits him the best."