Moscow: Real Madrid will be aiming to continue their perfect run in the Champions League on Tuesday when they face CSKA Moscow in sub-zero temperatures on the Luzhniki Stadium's artificial pitch.
Madrid go into the last-16 match after winning all six of their group games in the competition and are also in fine form domestically, having won 18 of their last 19 matches to lead Barcelona by 10 points in the Spanish standings.
For CSKA, the first-leg match will almost be a season-opener as the Russian league is on a winter break till mid-March.
While Madrid are in fine form - with Kaka, Marcelo and Sami Khedira all returning to the line-up for Saturday's 4-0 rout of Racing Santander, Angel di Maria's return was bittersweet after the Argentina international appeared to aggravate a right leg muscle injury in his first appearance of 2012 as the match ended, and he will miss Tuesday's game....more
10:26 PM, Feb 20, 2012