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December 12, 2018
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Real Madrid leave out star for tonight’s Champions League fixture against CSKA Moscow

By Himanshu Sharma

Real Madrid boss Santiago Solari has announced the squad that would face CSKA Moscow in the last group game of the Champions League at Santiago Bernabéu.

Sergio Ramos rested for CSKA

There is no place for captain Sergio Ramos and Casemiro in the released squad for UCL fixture. Real Madrid have qualified for the next round and manager Scolari wants to use this as an opportunity to give game time to some of the other players.

Casemiro to miss out

Other than Ramos, Casemiro is not named in the squad. Reportedly, he is still down with an injury and Marcus Llorente will take his place in the midfield. Nacho and Reguilón are among others who will not feature in the UCL tie tonight.

Real Madrid’s squad for Champions League fixture against CSKA Moscow

Real Madrid vs CSKA Moscow Potential lineups

Real Madrid – Navas (GK), Odriozola, Marcelo, Varane, Carvajal, Valverde, Isco, Llorente, Asensio, Benzema, Vinicius

CSKA Moscow Akinfeev (GK), Chernov, Rodrigo, Nababkin, Shchennikov, Bistrovic, Oblyakov, Figueira, Vlasic, Chalov, Sigurdsson

Related: Real Madrid vs CSKA Moscow Fantasy Team

INJURY CONCERNS for CSKA Moscow

CSKA are plagued by a number of injury problems. Star midfielder Alan Dzagoev is out on the sidelines, along with Viktor Vasin and Ilzat Akhmetov not being available for the visitors. Rodrigo Becao was added to the injury listed after he was stretchered off in the weekend. There is no update on Becao but he is likely to miss out here. There is a chance of Ivan Oblyakov making a return for CSKA Moscow.

Real Madrid vs CSKA Moscow betting ODDS

bet365: Real Madrid – 2/7, Draw – 5, CSKA Moscow – 11

Skybet: Real Madrid – 1/4, Draw – 5, CSKA Moscow – 10

betfair: Real Madrid – 1/4, Draw – 11/2, CSKA Moscow – 12

The books are suggesting a comfortable win for the home side Real Madrid.

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Himanshu Sharma

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