CSKA Moscow is currently operating in the Premier League (RU) (group stage - 28 th matchday) on the fifth position with twelve successful of no less than 20 matches. On the other hand, the team were eliminated in the UEFA Champions League group stage despite two failed matches out of a total of six in Group G. All in all, 31 goals were scored, 14 of 34 games triumphed and 32 goals were conceded in the current season. The Russian team is currently being trained by the Belarusian Viktor Goncharenko. The home arena of the team, the VEB Arena in Moscow, offers enough space for up to 30000 people.
23 players have made it into the starting eleven in the current season. They include striker Kristijan Bistrovic, midfielders Khetag Khosonov and Kirill Nababkin, centre-back Hordur Magnusson and Rodrigo Becao, right-back Mario Fernandes and goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev. In the first half CSKA Moscow often tends to secure the early lead. As acceptable as against FC Ural Yekaterinburg (21/4/2) the team could not play against every opponent. The most empirically critical competitor is AS Roma with no success, two stalemates and five failures on the part of CSKA Moscow. The last success of the football team against FC Ural Yekaterinburg was 8 months and 16 days ago. Meanwhile, the two football elves met only once more. The most recent meeting took place on 1 September 2018. In the 27 matches since 15 July 2009, the team's score against FC Ural Yekaterinburg is 37.
The team has the best outcome (5/4/1) with the 3-5-2 arrangement. In their latest Premier League (RU) match against FC Zenit St Petersburg, CSKA Moscow wanted to take a risk with the 4-4-2 arrangement (W/D/L: 1/0/1). In the end FC Zenit St Petersburg won 3 to 1. Only 35% of the 13 goal attempts per match (average) finally hit the box. Unfortunately, on 28.10.2018, the team suffered a defeat in their twelfth group stage Premier League match against FC Krasnodar in the final minutes due to a goal from Viktor Claesson 12 minutes before the final whistle on 28.10.2018. This happened in the current season two more times against FC Lokomotiv Moscow and FC Viktoria Plzen. In away games CSKA Moscow prefer to play FC Ural Yekaterinburg, because this is where most of the victories happened.
The 21 year old jersey number 08 Nikola Vlasic picked up CSKA's latest goal of the current season 83 seconds before the final whistle against FC Viktoria Plzen. The goalkeepers of the team have made a satisfactory effort in securing opposing shots on goal. Although Lassana N'Diaye is only 18 years old, CSKA Moscow has an average age of 23. With only twelve triumphs, 25 stalemates and 32 failures against FC Dinamo Moscow in CSKA's own stadium, this football team is the most critical rival there. In the football eleven, 67% prefer to kick with their right foot.
Young striker Fedor Chalov scored the widest goal of the season on 9 March 2019 in the Premier League's 19th group-phase match against FC Rubin Kazan from 49 metres away in the 83rd minute. The most frequent substitutes are goalkeepers Ilya Pomazun and Georgi Kyrnats, striker Timur Zhamaletdinov and midfielders Nayair Tiknizyan, Dmitri Efremov and Vitali Zhironkin. In summary, CSKA Moscow weighs more than two elephants, but on average even 6.9 kg less than an average European. With 65 kg this value is most significantly dominated by the Russian right foot Ilzat Akhmetov. The 3-0 triumph in the UEFA Champions League's sixth group stage match against Real Madrid was to be expected after CSKA Moscow scored their maximum superiority in the first half of this season's two-goal campaign.
In the 28th Premier League group stage match against FC Zenit St Petersburg on 12 May 2019, the team suffered the biggest handicap of the current season of two goals. The selection has lost a game in the current season (against FC Viktoria Plzen) despite advantage in the first half. In the UEFA Champions League's second group-phase match against Real Madrid, 21-year-old right-foot Nikola Vlasic scored the CSKA's fastest goal of the current season after just 101 seconds. This season CSKA Moscow has tried nine different formations: 3-5-2, 4-2-3-1, 4-5-1, 5-4-1, 4-4-2, 4-4-1-1, 4-3-3, 5-3-2 and 3-4-3. With an average height of 183cm, the pros of the football eleven tend to be no longer than their opponents.
(Last edited May 15, 2019)