MUNICH (Sporting Alert) — The following are the starting lines for the Bayern Munich and CSKA Moscow Group D Champions League clash at Allianz Arena tonight.
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Club captain Philipp Lahm continues to start in midfield for the defending champions Bayern Munich, while the likes of Xherdan Shaqiri and Bastian Schweinsteiger will start the game on the bench.
An attacking Munich starting XI also includes Arjen Robben, Thomas Muller, Toni Kroos and Franck Ribery in midfield, with Mario Mandzukic leading the attack for Pep Guardiola’s side.
Meanwhile, amongst the starters tonight for CSKA Moscow is Japan midfielder Keisuke Honda, who is expected to be an handful to the home side’s defenders.
He is also very good at set-pieces.
Bayern Munich v CSKA Moscow
Bayern Munich: Neuer, Rafinha, Boateng, Dante, Alaba, Lahm, Robben, Muller, Kroos, Ribery, Mandzukic
Subs: Starke, Van Buyten, Shaqiri, Pizarro, Kirchhoff, Contento, Schweinsteiger
CSKA Moscow: Akinfeev, Nababkin, Vasili Berezutsky, Ignashevich, Shchennikov, Cauna, Wernbloom, Zuber, Honda, Vitinho, Musa
Subs: Chepchugov, Vasin, Alexei Berezutsky, Tosic, Milanov, Rahimic, Bazelyuk
Referee: Gianluca Rocchi (Italy)