Red Star – CSKA Moscow – This is the first match of European club competitions after the winter break, and it is the first ever visit of the 16th European League final. Not even the Red Star nor the CSLA last season were the champions of their countries, but they finished second, but CSKA still played the Champions League and finished in third place and that is why they are in the knockout phase of the European League, which Red Star plays since the first qualifying rounds and really played a lot of games. Common to these teams is that they have not continued their national championships so it is difficult to say what kind of form they are.
For now, this is a great season for Crvena Zvezda and this team continues to seriously bid for both domestic trophies, and after a lot of years they finally made this step forward in Europe and they reached the knockout phase. They have already played 14 European matches, even eight in the qualifications, where they were only once defeated, and that is exactly from the Russian team Krasnodar. They also had a lot of nasty rivals in the group stage, and only Arsenal managed to beat them, with which they once remixed.
Two draws with BATE Borisov and two victories over Cologne were enough to pass. It is very important to say that they received only two in the group phase, and they scored only three goals. They changed the game staff in the winter break and the departed Kang was worth the departure, but he was the first scorer of the Boakye and led Ben to the loan.
The likely initial composition of the Red Star: Borjan – Stojković, Le Tallec, Savić, Rodić – Krstičić, Donald – Srnić, Pešić, Ben – Boakye
In the ranks of CSKA, there is hardly any reason for satisfaction, because this team in the championship was only fifth in the championship, and the city rival Lokomotiv has ten points more, so it is quite certain that “Armejci” will not win the title again . Last season he went to the second City rival Spartacus, but at least he qualified the qualifications for the Champions League and there they played well four games, while in the group stage they were not able to reach the second place and with three wins and the defeats ended as third.
They have already fallen out of the National Cup, and before the break they lost the city derby from Spartak from 3: 0. They also lost the last group stage of the Champions League final at Manchester United, and in terms of reinforcements, it is certainly worth mentioning Musa, who once played for CSKA and now returned to the loan from Leicester. On the list are injured A. Berezutsky’s stopper and midfielder Milanov, who will not play this match.
Our Prediction: Under 2,5 goals @ 1.65