Bayern Munich got off to a good start in Group E play with a 1-0 win over Manchester City, while CSKA Moscow dropped a 5-1 decision to AS Roma. The two sides meet at Arena Khimki on Tuesday.
Bayern’s goal came from Jerome Boateng against Man City, while CSKA’s lone tally came from Ahmed Musa. Bayern’s list of includes defender Holger Badstuber and midfielders Javi Martinez, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Thiago Alcantara, while midfielder Franck Ribery is doubtful. CSKA will play without suspended midfielders Alan Dzagoev and Pontus Wernbloom. Injured and unable to play are midfielder Rasmus Elm, defender Georgi Schennikov and forward Vitinho, with midfielder Aleksandrs Cauna listed as doubtful.
Bayern was a semifinalist in the 2013-14 Champions League, losing to Real Madrid 5-0 on aggregate. CSKA failed to advance to the knockout stage last year.
How to watch
Match time: Noon ET
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Bayern Munich facts
Bayern is a five-time European Cup/Champions League winner with three straight titles from 1974-76 along with victories in 2001 and 2013.
In group play last year, Bayern beat CSKA 3-1 in Moscow and 3-0 in Munich.
Bayern is 4-1-3 on the road against Russian sides.
The Bavarians were 4-1-1 in away matches in last season’s Champions League.
Three days after their win over Manchester City in the first group stage match, Bayern was held to its first 0-0 draw in Bundesliga in more than two years by Hamburger SV.
CSKA Moscow facts
CSKA’s lone home win in Champions League play last year was a 3-2 win over FC ViktoriaPlzen in a match played in St. Petersburg because of the poor condition of the pitch in Moscow.
CSKA is 2-0-0 at home against German competition, with wins over Hamburger SV in the 2006-07 Champions League and 2-1 over VfL Wolfsburg in the 2009-10 Champions League.
They are just 1-5-1 in their last seven home UEFA competitions played in Moscow.
Ahmed Musa has four goals in his last four games for CSKA.
CKSA is 8-1 in their last nine home matches across all competitions, dating to mid-April. The only defeat was a 1-0 loss to FC Spartak Moskva in August.