bundesliga.com lines up the pre-match skinny on the Bavarians' behind-closed-doors encounter at the Arena Khimki...
Bayern opened their Group E account with a win, but Tuesday's meeting is likely to be an altogether different proposition after UEFA ruled that no supporters would be allowed to attend CSKA's next European home game as punishment for crowd misbehaviour during the Russians' clash with FC Viktoria Plzen last December.
Seydou Doumbia (pictured) might have to settle for a place on the bench after picking up a minor injury in the win over Lokomotiv Moscow last weekend. Alan Dzagoev and Pontus Wernbloom are suspended
Medhi Benatia (pictured) could make his third appearance in a Bayern shirt after facing Manchester City FC a fortnight ago and stepping off the bench against 1. FC Köln at the weekend, but Holger Badstuber, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Thiago Alcantara, Javi Martinez and Franck Ribery are all out.
With question marks surrounding the fitness of Ivorian frontman Doumbia, Serbian winger Zoran Tosic - who spent the second half of the 2009-10 campaign on loan at Köln - will have to be at his creative best if the hosts are going to have any joy whatsoever against the five-time European champions.
is living up to his billing as 'the German Messi' in this his second season in the Bavarian capital. The 22-year-old, who netted Germany's 2014 FIFA World Cup-clinching goal this past summer, has scored six goals and laid on one assist in eight outings in all competitions so far this term.
Leonid Slutski (CSKA coach): "Our opponents are supremely talented and it is a difficult situation for us."
: (pictured) "We are really up for this game because we know there can always be surprises in the UEFA Champions League."
CSKA were thrashed 5-1 by AS Roma in their opening match two weeks ago, but have won eight of their last ten Russian Premier League matches. Bundesliga leaders Bayern, who edged Man City 1-0 on Matchday 1, are unbeaten in all competitions since losing to Borussia Dortmund in the Supercup on 13 August.
The two sides have met twice before, with Bayern winning 3-1 on the road and 3-0 at home in last season's Champions League group phase.
CSKA: Akinfeev - Mario Fernandes, V. Berezutskiy, Ignashevich, Shchennikov - Natcho, G. Milanov - Tosic, R. Eremenko, Musa - Doumbia
Bayern: Neuer - J. Boateng, Benatia, Alaba - Lahm, Xabi Alonso, Juan Bernat - Robben, T. Müller, M. Götze - Lewandowski