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Real Madrid vs CSKA Moscow: Consistency the key for Madrid’s final group game

Real Madrid vs CSKA Moscow: Consistency the key for Madrid’s final group game

Real Madrid will treat Wednesday’s game with Russian side CSKA Moscow seriously in a bid to find some consistency.

Santi Solari’s reign as Madrid boss started very well with four wins on the bounce, but the defeat to Eibar in La Liga last month that run ended.

Four wins since that defeat have the fans backing Solari once more and that will be further strengthened with a win at the ever expectant Santiago Bernabeu.

CSKA are already out of the competition but they will undoubtedly want to end their time in the Champions League this season with a good account of themselves.

A win for Madrid will see them seal top spot with 15 points out of a possible 18, having lost once in this return fixture.

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Nacho is ruled out for Real Madrid, while Casemiro is a doubt for Los Blancos.

With top spot already wrapped up, Santiago Solari could ring the changes here. Federico Valverde, Lucas Vazquez and Mariano may feature in attack, while Keylor Navas is likely to start between the sticks.

Viktor Vasin is sidelined for CSKA Moscow. Ilzat Akhmetov, Mario Fernandes, Alan Dzagoev and Abel Hernandez will all be assessed.

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Despite being a fitness concern, Mario should start on the right, while Ilzat Akhmetov could feature in midfield.

Expected XI’s

Real Madrid: Navas, Odriozola, Ramos, Varane, Reguilon, Isco, Llorente, Ceballos, Vazquez, Mariano, Valverde

CSKA: Akinfeev, Becao, Nababkin, Chernov, Fernandes, Akhmetov, Bijol, Oblyakov, Sigurdsson, Vlasic, Chalov