18:00 CSKA Moscow – Roma

  • CSKA Moscow's only win in their last 6 competitive fixtures came in the Champions League, that coming in a 2-1 win at Manchester City earlier this month and they currently sit on 4 points in Group E. A win here will guarantee them a place in at least the Europa League this season.
  • Roma sit level on 4 points with the Russian side. Victory here will provide them with a confidence boost ahead of their final group meeting with City next month. However, the Serie A outfit have won just 1 of their last 6 games in all competitions away from home.

Team News

CSKA Moscow

  • The hosts will be without injured duo Rasmus Elm and Bibras Natkho for the welcome of Roma.
  • Pontus Wernbloom is a doubt, but is expected to feature alongside Alan Dzagoev in midfield.
  • Seydou Doumbia should spearhead the attack.

Roma

  • Rudi Garcia is set to recall Francesco Totti and Gervinho to the starting XI after both missed the weekend 2-1 win against Atalanta.
  • The Roma boss will be without Leandro Castan, Vasilis Torosidis, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa and Marco Borriello through injury, while Maicon is a doubt.
  • Kevin Strootman is closing in on a return to fitness, but is not yet ready to return to action.
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