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Third place on offer for Tottenham and CSKA

Tottenham and CSKA Moskva will try to put disappointing results behind them at Wembley, where a draw will be enough for Spurs to continue their European adventure.

Heung-Min Son after scoring Tottenham's matchday two winner in Moscow
Heung-Min Son after scoring Tottenham's matchday two winner in Moscow ©Getty Images

Both Tottenham Hotspur FC and PFC CSKA Moskva suffered disappointing matchday five results to end their hopes of reaching the knockout rounds and meet at Wembley with a ticket to the UEFA Europa League at stake.

Tottenham lost 2-1 away to AS Monaco FC the same night as the Army Men could do no more than draw 1-1 at home against Bayer 04 Leverkusen. It left Spurs one point ahead of their Russian rivals, meaning they will move into the UEFA Europa League unless CSKA inflict a third Wembley defeat of this season's competition.

• When the teams met on matchday two in Moscow – their first competitive fixture – Heung-Min Son's late goal gave the visitors victory.

Match background

• Back among the European elite after an absence of five seasons, Tottenham began with a 2-1 defeat against Monaco at their adopted home, Wembley Stadium.

• In the double-header against Leverkusen Spurs drew 0-0 away and again failed to make home advantage count in the return, going down 1-0.

• Spurs won four of five home games en route to the last 16 of the UEFA Europa League in 2015/16, going down 2-1 at White Hart Lane to Borussia Dortmund for a 5-1 aggregate defeat.

• Third in the Premier League last season, the north London side are participating in their second UEFA Champions League group stage campaign. They reached the quarter-finals in 2010/11.

• In three European home games against Russian visitors Spurs have won two and drawn one.

• They are playing their UEFA Champions League home fixtures at Wembley Stadium owing to the impact – on access, capacity and rights delivery – of construction work taking place on a new stadium adjacent to White Hart Lane.

• Spurs won their first match at the new Wembley – beating Chelsea FC 2-1 in the 2008 English League Cup final – but have lost on all six visits since (2009 and 2015 League Cup finals; 2010 and 2012 FA Cup semi-finals and the Monaco and Leverkusen fixtures).

• The Russian champions recovered a two-goal deficit to draw 2-2 at Leverkusen at the start of their tenth group stage campaign.

• On matchday three they drew 1-1 at home to Monaco while the away game brought a 3-0 defeat for Leonid Slutski's side.

• In their fourth successive group stage campaign, CSKA are aiming to improve on last season's performance when they finished bottom of Group B (W1 D1 L4).

• They have lost nine of their last 11 away games in the group stage of this competition, their solitary success coming in a 2-1 win at Manchester City FC on matchday four in 2014/15.

• The Army Men have lost on three of their seven visits to England, drawing three. Their overall record against Premier League opposition is W3 D5 L8.

Coach and player links
• Bibras Natcho scored for FC Rubin Kazan when Spurs lost 1-0 there in the 2011/12 UEFA Europa League group stage.

• Mauricio Pochettino won in Moscow as an RCD Espanyol player in a 1-0 UEFA Cup group stage victory over FC Lokomotiv Moskva in 2005/06.

• Slutski was coach of the Russia side who drew 1-1 with England at UEFA EURO 2016 thanks to Vasili Berezutski's added-time equaliser. Eric Dier had earlier scored a free-kick past Akinfeev.

• The other players involved in that match in Marseille were: Sergei Ignashevich, Georgi Schennikov, and Aleksandr Golovin (Russia); Kyle Walker, Danny Rose, Dele Alli, Harry Kane (England).

• Ben Davies was in the Wales side that later eliminated Russia with a 3-0 victory in the nations' final EURO group game.

• Hugo Lloris and Moussa Sissoko played in France's 4-2 win over Slutski's Russia in a pre-EURO friendly at the Stade de France on 29 March. Akinfeev, Vasili and Aleksei Berezutski, Golovin and Alan Dzagoev played for Russia.

• Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen helped Belgium beat Russia 1-0 at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Son Heung-Min was in the Korea Republic side who held Russia 1-1 in the same group phase in Brazil.

• Zoran Tošić began his brief Manchester United career as a substitute in a 2-1 FA Cup fourth-round win over Tottenham in January 2009.

• Traoré played against Sissoko in Anji's 0-0 home draw with the latter's Newcastle United FC side in the 2012/13 UEFA Europa League round of 16.

• Traoré spent the second half of 2013/14 on loan at Everton FC, playing two games and scoring once.

• Victor Wanyama won 3-2 at FC Spartak Moskva with Celtic FC in the 2012/13 UEFA Champions League group stage.

• Alderweireld, Vertonghen and Christian Eriksen lost 3-0 in Moscow with AFC Ajax, beaten by Spartak in the 2010/11 UEFA Europa League round of 16.

• Aleksandrs Cauņa made five appearances and scored one goal on loan at Watford FC in English football's second tier in March and April 2009.

• Have played together:
Pontus Wernbloom & Mousa Dembélé (AZ Alkmaar, 2009/10).

Match facts

• Spurs suffered their first league defeat of the season when they lost 2-1 at London rivals Chelsea FC on 26 November.

• Christian Eriksen's goal at Stamford Bridge was his first in the Premier League since 20 March.

• The Denmark midfielder then scored twice as Spurs beat Swansea City AFC 5-0 on Saturday.

• Tottenham announced on 1 December that Kane, who also struck twice against Swansea, had signed a new contract, tying him to the club until summer 2022. The following day, Jan Vertonghen agreed a new deal keeping him at White Hart Lane until 2019.

• Roman Eremenko has been suspended for two years after a positive doping control test on matchday one.

• The 2-0 home victory against FC Orenburg on 30 November was Slutski's 300th fixture as CSKA coach.

• Golovin was named best young player in the Russian Premier-Liga for 2016 by the Russian Football Union (RFS) on 28 November. 

• Cauņa is yet to make a competitive appearance this season after ankle surgery in July.

Chapecoense commemoration
Teams taking part in all of the matchday six UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League matches will observe a minute's silence to pay respect to the victims of last week's air disaster involving the Chapecoense team and accompanying delegation. The Brazilian club lost most of their players and coaching staff in the accident, which occurred in Colombia, where Chapecoense were due to play the first leg of the Copa Sudamericana final against Atlético Nacional.

"European football is united in expressing its deepest sympathy to Chapecoense, the Brazilian Football Confederation [CBF], CONMEBOL and the families of all the victims," said UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin. "This tragedy has shaken the world of football, and we would like to send our support to all of those affected by it."