Champions League In Focus – Manchester United vs CSKA Moscow Preview

5th Dec 2017 by TSZ

When? Tuesday 4th December, 19:45 (UK)

Where? Old Trafford

What channel is it on? BT Sport 2

Are tickets still available?

Manchester United - https://www.livefootballtickets.com/fixtures/manchester-united-v-cska-moscow-tickets-champions-league.html

CSKA Moscow – SOLD OUT

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STATS & FACTS 
Head-to-head – last five meetings: Manchester United W3, D2 
Head-to-head – Champions League meetings: Manchester United W3, D2 
Head-to-head – all-time meetings: Manchester United W3, D2

CSKA Moscow have failed to beat Manchester United in five previous attempts and have failed to keep a clean sheet against them either.

There have been under 2.5 goals scored in Man Utd's last three Champions League games.

Both of Manchester United’s home wins in the Champions League this season have resulted in clean sheets for Jose Mourinho’s men.

The Old Trafford outfit have scored 10 goals in their first five group stage matches, averaging two goals per game.

Both of CSKA Moscow’s away fixtures have seen them pick up victories and both have ended in 2-1 wins.

Manchester United have lost only two of their past 48 Champions League group games at Old Trafford (W34 D12). Those defeats were against Besiktas in November 2009 and Cluj in December 2012.

CSKA Moscow have failed to reach the knockout stages in their previous four Champions League appearances. The last time they made the last 16 was in 2011-12 when Real Madrid eventually knocked them out.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s appearance against Basel meant that he was the first person to appear in the Champions League for seven different teams – those being Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona, AC Milan, PSG and Manchester United.

This season, CSKA Moscow require an average of nine shots before scoring in the Champions League. By comparison, Manchester United need 7.4 shots per goal before getting the better of their opposition.

CSKA Moscow have the joint third worst disciplinary record in the Champions League this season, with 12 bookings have been shown in their direction this season.

MEMORABLE MEETING
CSKA Moscow have drawn with Manchester United on two occasions and November 2009 was one of them as the two sides played out a very entertaining game at Old Trafford. Sir Alex Ferguson’s men were thwarted at home by the Russians with the final score being 3-3.


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