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13 titles, Mousa's old team-mate, a new stadium and more facts on CSKA Moscow...

26 September 2016|Tottenham Hotspur

We take on CSKA Moscow for the first time at the all-new CSKA Arena on Tuesday night. Time to find out a bit more on our next Champions League opponents...


CSKA Moscow were formed in 1911.

Their nickname is 'Armeytsi' - the 'Army Men'.

CSKA have won 13 domestic titles, including six Russian Premier League championships. They are the current RPL champions and have taken top honours three times in the last four seasons. The RPL was formed in 1992.

Below: CSKA celebrate the 2015-16 Russian PL title


Current Form

CSKA remain unbeaten in the Russian Premier League (five wins and three draws after eight matches) but lost their unbeaten domestic record with a 2-1 defeat against Yenisey Krasnoyarsk in the League Cup on September 21. They drew 1-1 against Krasnodar in the RPL on Saturday.

A new stadium

CSKA have just moved into Arena CSKA - this will be only the third competitive match in the stadium.

Below: Alan Dzagoev scores against Bayer Leverkusen


CSKA's Champions League Form

CSKA have twice reached the knockout stages of the Champions League (2009-10 and 2011-12) but since 2011-12, they've only won three of 19 matches in the competition.

They have also conceded in each of their last 23 Champions League matches, a run dating back to 2011.

Our History v Russian Teams

We've played three Russian teams in European competition and lost one of five matches. We drew 2-2 against Spartak Moscow in the UEFA Cup in 2008, beat Rubin Kazan 1-0 at home but lost by the same score away in the Europa League in 2011 and then beat Anji home and away (4-1/2-0) in 2013.

Below: CSKA boss Leonid Slutski


CSKA v English Teams

CSKA have played eight English teams and won three of 15 matches since first taking on Chelsea in 2004. They lost against Liverpool in the UEFA Super Cup in 2005. They beat Arsenal (2006) and then Villa (2008) in Moscow and more recently picked up draws against City (2014) and United (2015).

CSKA's overall home record against English teams is played eight, won two, drawn two and lost three.


Mousa Dembele and Pontus Wernbloom played together at AZ Alkmaar in Holland in the 2009-10 season.

Natcho, now at CSKA, scored the only goal as we lost out 1-0 at Rubin Kazan in 2011.

Below: CSKA keeper Igor Akinfeev and defender Georgi Schennikov keep out Dele Alli, Russia v England in Euro 2016


Familiar Foe

CSKA coach Leonid Slutski is also coach of Russia's national team and Igor Akinfeev, Sergei Ignashevich, Georgi Schennikov and Aleksandr Golovin were all in the Russian team that drew 1-1 against England in Euro 2016. Dele Alli, Eric Dier, Harry Kane, Danny Rose and Kyle Walker all played for England - Dier scored from a free-kick.

Ben Davies and Wales took on the same Russian team in the final group match and eliminated them thanks to a 3-0 win.