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Bayern v CSKA Moskva background

PFC CSKA Moskva visit Group E winners FC Bayern München needing a first win in Germany and a helping hand from elsewhere if they are to reach the last 16.

Ahmed Musa chases the ball during CSKA's 1-0 home loss to Bayern
Ahmed Musa chases the ball during CSKA's 1-0 home loss to Bayern ©AFP/Getty Images

PFC CSKA Moskva visit Group E winners FC Bayern München needing a first-ever victory in Germany and a helping hand from elsewhere if they are to secure a place in the knockout stage.

• After their 1-1 draw with AS Roma last time out, CSKA sit level on five points with Roma and Manchester City FC. To secure second place – and their third appearance in the last 16 – they require three points against Bayern and a draw or City win in the group's other game in Rome.

Previous meetings
• Bayern defeated CSKA 3-0 when the sides met in Munich on 17 September last year. Josep Guardiola's men later prevailed 3-1 at CSKA to earn a record tenth successive victory in the UEFA Champions League.

• The lineups for their meeting in Germany were:
Bayern: Neuer, Rafinha, Boateng, Dante, Alaba, Kroos (Schweinsteiger 71), Lahm, Robben (Shaqiri 79), Müller, Ribéry, Mandžukić (Pizarro 75).
CSKA: Akinfeev, Nababkin, V Berezutski, Ignashevich, Schennikov, Cauņa, Wernbloom, Zuber (Milanov 77), Honda, Vitinho (Tošić 46), Musa (Bazelyuk 74).

Match background

• Narrow winners against CSKA in Moscow on matchday two (1-0), Bayern are already guaranteed first place and their seventh successive appearance in the knockout stage.

• Bayern's home record against Russian visitors is W4 D3 L1. That solitary defeat came against FC Lokomotiv Moskva (0-1) in the first round of the 1995/96 UEFA Cup; they won the second leg 5-0 in Russia en route to winning the trophy.

• Claudio Pizarro and Bastian Schweinsteiger scored in Bayern's 4-0 home victory over CSKA's city rivals FC Spartak Moskva in the 2006/07 UEFA Champions League group stage.

• CSKA achieved their first win on English soil when beating City on matchday four and now need to repeat the feat in Germany, where their record is W0 D0 L3.

• Prior to last season's defeat in Munich, CSKA had suffered UEFA Champions League group stage defeats at Hamburger SV (2-3) in 2006/07 and VfL Wolfsburg (1-3) in 2009/10, when Alan Dzagoev scored their goal.

• Igor Akinfeev and Aleksei and Vasili Berezutski all played in that 3-2 defeat against ten-man Hamburg on matchday six of the 2006/07 campaign – a match that CSKA had begun still hoping to reach the last 16 and in which they led until the 84th minute.

Coach and player links
• 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.

• As FC Moskva coach, Leonid Slutski lost to Hertha BSC Berlin in the 2006 UEFA Intertoto Cup (0-0 a, 0-2 h).

• 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.

• Arjen Robben scored Chelsea FC's winner in a 1-0 victory at CSKA in the 2004/05 group stage.

• Robben struck twice in the Netherlands' 6-0 victory over a Latvia side including substitute Aleksandrs Cauņa in a UEFA EURO 2016 qualifier on 16 November.

• David Alaba hit Austria's goal in a 1-1 draw with substitute Pontus Wernbloom's Sweden in their opening UEFA EURO 2016 qualifier. Alaba also scored in a 2-1 home win over a Sweden team including Rasmus Elm in 2014 FIFA 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 Jérôme Boateng, Philipp Lahm, Schweinsteiger, Holger Badstuber, Thomas Müller and Mario Götze (Germany) and Wernbloom (Sweden).

• Alan Dzagoev hit 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.

• Boateng was sent off on his international debut against a Russia side including Akinfeev, Ignashevich and Vasili Berezutski in a 2010 World Cup qualifier in October 2009.

Match facts

• Medhi Benatia serves a one-game suspension following his red card on matchday five.

• Guardiola's side have kept five clean sheets in six games.

• Franck Ribéry scored his 100th competitive goal for Bayern as they won 1-0 at home to Bayer 04 Leverkusen on Saturday.

• The Bavarians are the only unbeaten team in the Bundesliga.

• Boateng has gone a record 53 Bundesliga matches without defeat. He last finished on the losing side in the German top flight on 28 October 2012 (1-2 v Leverkusen).

• Bayern have conceded only three goals in the first 14 Bundesliga matches – a club record.

• Bayern's 18-match unbeaten run in all competitions ended with their defeat at Manchester City FC on matchday five.

• Lahm was ruled out for three months after fracturing his right ankle in training on 18 November.

• Javi Martínez (out since 13 August, knee), Badstuber (13 September, left thigh), Thiago Alcántara (29 March, knee), Alaba (5 November, knee) and Pizarro (3 November, thigh) are all medium to long-term absentees. Tom Starke underwent ankle surgery on 20 October. Pepe Reina (6 October, calf) resumed light training on 2 December.

• Along with Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, Neuer is on the three-man shortlist for the 2014 FIFA Ballon d'Or. The award will be presented in Zurich on 12 January.

• Eremenko is a yellow card away from suspension.

• Wernbloom and Dzagoev missed the first three matchdays – which brought a solitary point for CSKA – through suspension. Since their return the Army Men have picked up four points in two outings.

• CSKA have scored in the 88th minute or later in three of their last four games.

• CSKA have won five, lost four and drawn one of their ten away games this season.

• Elm, who is yet to make an appearance this season, has been out with a stomach injury.

• Akinfeev has conceded a goal in each of his past 26 UEFA Champions League matches. His last clean sheet in the competition came when CSKA drew 0-0 at Arsenal FC on 1 November 2006.