With their position at the top of the group and their place in the knockout stages already assured, FC Bayern saw out the final match of their group campaign with a clinically professional if not necessarily spectacular display against a robust but ultimately toothless CSKA Moscow. Continue reading FCB v CSKA Moskva
Following their 1-0 win against Manchester City, Bayern’s Champions’ League campaign resumes with a trip to Moscow to play CSKA – again for the second season in a row. Following a number of incidents involving CSKA supporters the match is scheduled to be played behind a closed doors – with UEFA’s punishment for the Russian side also affecting travelling Bayern fans.
Following their 5-1 thrashing in Rome CSKA will be looking to get their tournament back on track, while Bayern will be looking to repeat the previous year’s performance that would see them stroll to a comfortable 3-1 win.
NOTE: Due to the early 17:00 kick-off, there is no Stammtisch event planned for this game. However the match will be screened, and individual Red Dragons and Bayern fans are encouraged to make their way to Old Street branch of the Bavarian Beerhouse to cheer on the team if they can make it.
FC Bayern would undertake what was arguably their strangest game of the season so far with their visit to Moscow’s Khimki Arena to take on Russian champions CSKA – with the Champions’ League encounter taking place behind closed doors. Following the display of offensive banners in a previous match the Russian team would be duly punished by UEFA, and as a result Bayern would play in front of an empty stadium for the first time in their long history of European travels. Continue reading CSKA Moskva v FCB