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NO VENUE CHANGE

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  • October 17, 2013
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There will be no change in venue for CSKA Moscow’s upcoming Champions League match against the English club Manchester City. The match will take place at Khimki Arena.

There were doubts about the pitch at CSKA’s home venue. But, yesterday evening, the officials of UEFA had a look on the surface and they decided that the fixture could be organized at the venue.

It had been raining heavily in Moscow off late which affected the Khimki Arena pitch adversely. The surface was unplayable for CSKA’s previous Champions League game against Viktoria Plzen and that match was eventually organized at St Petersburg.

According to the reports, the Khimki pitch is not 100% ready even now, but, the UEFA inspectors who had gone out there to check the surface were given assurances that the surface would be ready for the game in time. So, they gave the permission.

There are not too many alternative choices available in Moscow at the moment. The Luzhniki stadium could have been an ideal choice as it has got an artificial pitch, but, it’s not available at the moment as it is being reconstructed.
If the Khimki Arena had not been granted the permission yesterday, the game between City and CSKA would perhaps have been shifted to Krasnodar which is 750 miles away from the Russian capital.

The match between City and CSKA is going to be a vital Group D fixture. Both the teams have won one out of their first two games so far and have got the same no. of points i.e. 3. Both are eyeing the no. 2 spot in the group.
The team which is currently at the top of the Group D points table is Bayern Munich. They have got 6 points in 2 games.

There will be no change in venue for CSKA Moscow’s upcoming Champions League match against the English club Manchester City. The match will take place at Khimki Arena.

There were doubts about the pitch at CSKA’s home venue. But, yesterday evening, the officials of UEFA had a look on the surface and they decided that the fixture could be organized at the venue.

It had been raining heavily in Moscow off late which affected the Khimki Arena pitch adversely. The surface was unplayable for CSKA’s previous Champions League game against Viktoria Plzen and that match was eventually organized at St Petersburg.

According to the reports, the Khimki pitch is not 100% ready even now, but, the UEFA inspectors who had gone out there to check the surface were given assurances that the surface would be ready for the game in time. So, they gave the permission.

There are not too many alternative choices available in Moscow at the moment. The Luzhniki stadium could have been an ideal choice as it has got an artificial pitch, but, it’s not available at the moment as it is being reconstructed.
If the Khimki Arena had not been granted the permission yesterday, the game between City and CSKA would perhaps have been shifted to Krasnodar which is 750 miles away from the Russian capital.

The match between City and CSKA is going to be a vital Group D fixture. Both the teams have won one out of their first two games so far and have got the same no. of points i.e. 3. Both are eyeing the no. 2 spot in the group.
The team which is currently at the top of the Group D points table is Bayern Munich. They have got 6 points in 2 games.

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