Felled 5-1 at AS Roma in their Group E opener, PFC CSKA Mosvka must pick themselves up against an FC Bayern München side who beat them home and away last term.
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PFC CSKA Mosvka and FC Bayern München met for the first time last season and now renew acquaintance in Moscow as the hosts look to bounce back from their opening 5-1 loss at AS Roma.
• CSKA were already eliminated when they hosted Bayern on 27 November last year and Bayern's 3-1 victory secured a record tenth successive victory in the UEFA Champions League. They had previously defeated CSKA 3-0 in Munich.
• The lineups at the Arena Khimki were:
CSKA: Akinfeev, Nababkin, A Berezutski, Ignashevich, Schennikov, Milanov (Vitinho 90), Wernbloom, Tošić, Honda, Zuber (Elm 68), Musa (Bazelyuk 80).
Bayern: Neuer, Rafinha, Boateng, Dante, Alaba, Lahm (Thiago 28), Martínez (Kirchhoff 80), Müller, Kroos, Robben, Götze (Green 88).
• CSKA's only home victory in the 2013/14 UEFA Champions League came in St Petersburg, where they had to play FC Viktoria Plzeň due to the condition of their Moscow pitch – and won 3-2.
• They have won just one – and lost five – of their last seven UEFA competition home games in Moscow.
• CSKA won their two previous home meetings with German opposition, both in the UEFA Champions League – 1-0 v Hamburger SV (2006/07); 2-1 v VfL Wolfsburg (2009/10).
• Igor Akinfeev, Sergei Ignashevich, Aleksei and Vasili Berezutski, Elvir Rahimić, Georgi Schennikov and Alan Dzagoev all played in the win over Wolfsburg.
• The Bavarians' overall away record in last season's competition was W4 D1 L1.
• Their away record against Russian sides is W4 D3 L1. Their only defeat was at FC Zenit (0-4) in the 2007/08 UEFA Cup semi-finals. Philipp Lahm, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Franck Ribéry all played.
• Claudio Pizarro hit both Bayern goals in a 2-2 draw at FC Spartak Moskva in the 2006/07 UEFA Champions League.
Coach and player links
• As FC Moskva coach, Leonid Slutski lost to Hertha BSC Berlin in the 2006 UEFA Intertoto Cup (0-0 a, 0-2 h).
• Guardiola was in the Barcelona team who, as holders, were eliminated from the 1992/93 UEFA Champions League in the second round by CSKA, (1-1 a, 2-3 h). The next season he featured in a 5-1 group stage victory at home against Spartak.
• Xabi Alonso got the better of CSKA in the 2011/12 group stage with Real Madrid CF (1-1 a, 4-1 h) and with Liverpool (3-1) in the 2005 UEFA Super Cup. Pepe Reina played in that latter match too.
• Arjen Robben scored Chelsea FC's winner in a 1-0 victory at CSKA in the 2004/05 group stage.
• Jérôme Boateng was sent off on his international debut in Moscow against a Russia side including Akinfeev, Ignashevich and Vasili Berezutski in a 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifier in October 2009.
• David Alaba hit Austria's goal in a 1-1 draw with substitute Pontus Wernbloom's Sweden in their opening qualifier for UEFA EURO 2016. Alaba also scored in a 2-1 home win over a Sweden including Rasmus Elm in 2014 World Cup qualifying.
• Elm scored Sweden's added-time equaliser past Neuer when they fought back from 4-0 down to draw in Berlin in October 2012. Also playing were Boateng, Lahm, Schweinsteiger, Holger Badstuber, Thomas Müller and Mario Götze (Germany) and Pontus Wernbloom (Sweden).
• Alan Dzagoev struck Russia's goal in a 1-1 draw with Robert Lewandowski's Poland at UEFA EURO 2012. Ignashevich and Aleksei Berezutski also featured.
• Seydou Doumbia scored past Neuer for Ivory Coast in a 2-2 friendly draw against Germany in November 2009.
• Pontus Wernbloom and Alan Dzagoev will serve the second game of three-match bans in UEFA club competition.
• Seydou Doumbia scored an 89th-minute winner – his second goal of the game – as CSKA edged a 4-3 victory at lowly FC Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast on Saturday.
• Roman Eremenko has scored in four of his last six outings for club and country.
• Wernbloom and Dzagoev scored second-half goals as CSKA came from behind to win 2-1 at second-tier FC Khimik Dzerzhinsk in the Russian Cup round of 32 on 24 September.
• CSKA have won eight of their last nine home games in all competitions, dating back to mid-April. The exception was August's 1-0 defeat by FC Spartak Moskva.
• Vitinho, who has scored once in five substitute appearances for CSKA this season, was ruled out until November after suffering an ankle injury in action for Brazil U23s against Oman earlier this month. He had surgery on 16 September.
• Eight CSKA players − Igor Akinfeev, Aleksei Berezutski, Vasili Berezutski, Sergei Ignashevich, Kirill Nababkin, Georgi Schennikov, Dzagoev and Kirill Panchenko – have been included in Russia's provisional squad for the UEFA EURO 2016 qualifiers against Sweden and Moldova on 9 and 12 October.
• Ahmed Musa has scored four goals in his last five outings for CSKA.
• Three days after their matchday one win, Bayern were held at Hamburger SV – their first 0-0 draw in the Bundesliga since 14 April 2012.
• Manuel Neuer kept a clean sheet on his 100th Bundesliga appearance for Bayern – a 4-0 home victory over a SC Paderborn side that began the day top of the table on 23 September.
• Franck Ribéry has only made one appearance this season, scoring a goal in the 2-0 home win against VfB Stuttgart on 13 September, because of knee problems.
• Javi Martínez (out since 13 August, knee) and Holger Badstuber (13 September, left thigh) are long-term absentees.
• Bastian Schweinsteiger (knee) and Mitchell Weiser (ankle) are yet to feature for Bayern this season. Thiago Alcántara (knee) has been sidelined since late March.
• Bayern's goal difference in the Bundesliga last term on their travels was better than at home: +38 v +33. They picked up 44 points out of a possible 51.