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CSKA game to be played behind closed doors


Per The Guardian:

Manchester City are to play their Champions League group match at CSKA Moscow behind closed doors.

On Friday Uefa announced that the Russian champions will take on City in an empty Luzhniki Stadium as a sanction following disturbances involving the Russian club's fans at Roma a fortnight ago.

A benefit to City you would think but an empty stadium will not be an easy place to play, being devoid of any atmosphere whatsoever as the ban of course extends to all fans, not just CSKA fans.

In what is a must win pair of games for City with the back to back games with CSKA they will have to navigate a tricky trip to Russia in what will now be played in an unfamiliar and perhaps unsettling setting.