CSKA: Akinfeev; Mario Fernandes, Becao, Chernov, Nababkin; Bijol, Akhmetov; Vlasic, Dzagoev (Efremov 65’), Obljakov (Kyrnats 98’); Chalov (Sigurdsson 78’). 4-2-3-1.
Madrid: Keylor Navas; Dani Carvajal (Odriozola 40’), Varane, Nacho, Reguilón; Kroos, Casemiro (Modric 58’), Dani Ceballos; Lucas Vázquez (Mariano 58’), Benzema, Marco Asensio. 4-3-3.
1-0. 02. Vlasic. Intercepted Kroos back pass and struck shot past Navas.
Yellow cards: Bijol 66’, Oblyakov 93’, Akinfeev 95’, 95’ / red cards: Akinfeev 95’.
Although it is early days yet, Real Madrid’s season seems to be going off the rails, and for the third match in a row they failed to score after falling to an unexpected 1-0 defeat at CSKA Moscow. With only two minutes on the clock the Russian side took the lead when Vlasic intercepted a loose back pass by Kroos to beat Keylor Navas. And although Casemiro, Benzema and Mariano all hit the woodwork after that, they could not find a way past Akinfeev (who was in fact sent off for protesting in injury time).