Manchester City travels to Russia to face not only CSKA Moscow but a pitch in questionable condition and missing two key defenders to injury. City, who currently sit three points behind group leader Bayern Munich, will be looking to avoid falling any further behind the defending champions.
Head coach Manuel Pellegrini will be thin in the central defense with Vincent Kompany and Martin Demichelis unavailable due to injury. He's expected to start the pair of Joleon Lescott or Javi Garcia alongside Matija Nastasić.
CSKA haven't even played at the Arena Khimki since August, with their last Champions League home match having been played in St. Petersburg. Despite that fact, along with the protestations of City and Pellegrini, the match is set to go forward as scheduled on Wednesday.
CSKA Moscow injuries and suspensions
Out: Mario Fernandes (knee), Rasmus Elm (calf), Aleksandrs Cauna (foot) . In doubt: Seydou Doumbia (hip), Alan Dzagoev (hamstring),
Manchester City injuries and suspensions
Out: Vincent Kompany(thigh), Martin Demichelis (knee), Jack Rodwell (hamstring).
CSKA Moscow: Sergei Tchepchugov, Kirill Nababkin, Vasili Berezutski, Sergei Ignashevich, Georgi Schennikov, Pontus Wernbloom, Georgi Milanov, Zoran Tošić, Keisuke Honda, Steven Zuber, Ahmed Musa
Match Date/Time: Tuesday, 8:00 p.m. local, 12:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Arena Khimki, Moscow, Russia
TV: Fox Sports 1 (U.S. - English), Fox Deportes (U.S. - Spanish), Sportsnet (Canada), Sky Sports 2 (U.K.)
Online: Fox Soccer 2Go (U.S.), Sportsnet World Online (Canada).