Nigerian striker, Ahmed Musa, may be in the starting line-up as CSKA Moscow welcomes the eight-time champions to Moscow for their round of 16 match.
Real Madrid will want to continue on their winning spree in Moscow against CSKA. The two teams have never met but an Inter Milan side coached by Jose Mourinho, current manager of Madrid, accounted for CSKA’s ouster in the 2009/10 quarter-finals on their way to lifting the trophy.
So the Moscow team will be eying revenge on a bitterly cold evening at the Stadion Luzhniki artificial pitch. New recruit, Ahmed Musa, could make his debut.
Mourinho’s men have scored 79 goals in 23 league matches and added a further 19 in the Champions’ League group stage, conceding only two goals in six matches.