Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Real Madrid vs CSKA Moscow: UEFA Champions League

While Napoli takes on Chelsea tonight, another interesting match will also go on almost the same time between Real Madrid and CSKA Moscow at 19:45 GMT.

This will be Real Madrid's UEFA Champions League last 16 2nd Leg clash against CSKA Moscow and perhaps they will be taking it not very seriously as even a goal-less draw will take Real Madrid into the QFs.

Like Napoli, Real Madrid too are in the top fo their form and have perhaps the best fighting teeam in the Euorpe. This makes them stand out as the main contenders for the coveted UEFA trophy this year. Ronaldo's presence in Real Madrid has been a good omen as he has shown tremendous game so far. Although Real Madrid had a narrow win of 3-2 over Real Betics, they seem confident and resilient to thrust forward.

As for CSKA Moscow, they seem quite dormant so far as they have yet to win any game in the five league games played so far. Their best was a 1-1 draw with Dinamo Moscow in the Russian Premier League at home lately.
Who wins tonight? Well Real Madrid are the heaviest favourites tonight as Mourinho's troops have a 100 per cent record at home in Europe this campaign, having scored three or more goals in their three matches in Madrid thus far. Even the conditions at Bernabeu seem more in-tune with Madrid's game. But one can never be sure of the Russians, who will have the services of star play maker Keisuke Honda available following his return from a thigh problem last weekend. But what do you say when even the CSKA coach Leonid Slutsky is playing down his team's chances!!
The match between Real Madrid and CSKA Moscow will be played at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium @ 19:45 GMT.