PSV Eindhoven are looking to take the final step toward qualification for the last 16 when they host PFC CSKA Mosvka on matchday six.
• The 0-0 draw at Manchester United FC last time out leaves PSV third in Group B but they go into this final game knowing a victory will guarantee their progress. A draw would also be enough if United were to lose at VfL Wolfsburg.
• Beaten at home by Wolfsburg on matchday five, CSKA are out of the running for the last 16 but would overtake PSV and secure a place in the UEFA Europa League round of 32 with a win in Eindhoven.
• Jan Wouters' PSV triumphed 2-1 in Eindhoven – Danko Lazović and Kenneth Perez scoring before Vágner Love's late reply – and then prevailed 1-0 in Moscow through a Jefferson Farfán header. PSV ended third in the group with CSKA bottom.
• The lineups in Eindhoven on 19 September 2007 were:
PSV: Gomes, Alcides, Da Costa, Addo, Salcido, Culina, Simons, Méndez (Kromkamp 71), Lazović, Koevermans (Farfán 75), Afellay (Perez 28).
CSKA: Mandrykin, V Berezutski, Ignashevich, A Berezutski, Šemberas, Rahimić (Eduardo 78), Krasić, Dudu, Zhirkov, Vágner Love, Jô.
• PSV are looking to secure qualification to the knockout stage of the UEFA Champions League for the first time since 2006/07.
• After beating Manchester United and Wolfsburg, they are seeking a third straight home success in Group B. They last posted three successive home wins in the UEFA Champions League in the group stage in 2005/06.
• PSV suffered two home defeats against Russian opposition in the UEFA Europa League last season, losing to FC Dinamo Moskva (0-1) in the group stage and to FC Zenit (0-1) in the round of 32. They also lost both away games.
• Their overall record against Russian clubs is W3 D0 L6. Defeat by CSKA last time out made it five straight losses.
• CSKA visit Eindhoven looking to avoid finishing bottom of their UEFA Champions League group for the third season running.
• Their only victory in Group B to date was the 3-2 home success over PSV on 30 September.
• They are still seeking their first away goal and point in the group after 1-0 losses at both Wolfsburg and United. Overall, play-offs included, they have won one and lost three matches on the road this term.
• CSKA won 3-1 at Feyenoord on their last visit to the Netherlands in the 2008/09 UEFA Cup group stage, Vágner Love scoring twice and Giovanni van Bronkhorst an own goal. They have five survivors of that fixture in their current squad: Igor Akinfeev, Sergei Ignashevich, Aleksei and Vasili Berezutski, and Alan Dzagoev.
• CSKA's Zoran Tošić faced PSV defender Simon Poulsen in Serbia's 2-0 reverse away to Denmark in a UEFA EURO 2016 qualifier in June. Poulsen had been an unused substitute when Tošić scored in Serbia's earlier home loss (1-3) to the Danes in November 2014.
• Vasili Berezutski, Ignashevich and Dzagoev helped Russia beat Poulsen's Denmark 2-0 in a friendly match in February 2012.
• Akinfeev and Ignashevich played in Russia's 3-1 quarter-final win over the Netherlands at UEFA EURO 2008.
• Ahmed Musa featured 37 times and scored eight goals for VVV-Venlo in the Dutch Eredivisie (2010–2012).
• Players who have played together:
Pontus Wernbloom & Héctor Moreno, Stijn Schaars, Poulsen (AZ Alkmaar's 2009 Dutch title-winning team)
• Santiago Arias is suspended; Luuk De Jong's next booking will incur a ban.
• PSV are nine games unbeaten, winning seven, since their matchday three defeat by Wolfsburg.
• The Eredivisie outfit have not lost at home since a 3-1 defeat by AFC Ajax on 1 March.
• Florian Jozefzoon (out since January, right knee) was an unused substitute in PSV's last two league games.
• Luciano Narsingh was ruled out for around three weeks after suffering a minor hamstring tear on matchday five.
• Maxime Lestienne (personal reasons) has not played since matchday two.
• Jetro Willems has yet to play this term having sustained a left knee injury on 14 July.
• Menno Koch (knee) has not featured since 8 March, when he was on loan at NAC Breda.
• Georgi Schennikov and Pontus Wernbloom are a booking away from a ban.
• A 2-0 domestic loss at Amkar Perm on Thursday means CSKA have gone six matches without a win, losing five of them. They were unbeaten in their first 15 league games this season, but have now lost the last three.
• Kirill Nababkin's opener in the 1-1 draw at Premier-Liga strugglers FC Anji Makhachkala on 29 November is CSKA's only goal in their last four games.
• Akinfeev has conceded a goal in each of his last 36 UEFA Champions League appearances, qualifying included. His last clean sheet in the competition came when CSKA drew 0-0 at Arsenal FC on 1 November 2006.
• The Army Men have failed to score from six penalties this season.
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