Results for CSKA Moscow vs Spurs

Post-Match Analysis

7:00 pm


The BT Sport former Spurs team of Glenn Hoddle, Harry Redknapp and Jemaine Jenas analysed the game along with interviews with goalscorer Son Heung-min and manager Mauricio Pochettino who considered this a must win game.

All agreed that CSKA were a poor side and without 4 players Tottenham did enough to get the win, which should perhaps have been more comfortable, but three points is three points however it arrives.

Post-Match Analysis Post-Match Analysis Reviewed by THBlogNews on 7:00 pm Rating: 5

Full game plus highlights

5:00 pm



It took until the 71st minute for us to get the goal that won the game in Russia nd get our Champions League campaign off the mark. If you didn't get to see the game or would like to see it again then the full match plus highlights shows can be found at the following link.

CSKA Noscow vs Tottenham Hotspur

If you watch th first half keep an eye on Wanyama when Alderweireld has the ball you'll see he drifts behind players so he can't receive the ball where he needs to be at an angle where he can receive it. A small matter but one that needs addressing and one that marks Dier out as a better player.

CSKA Moskva vs Tottenham Hotspur Highlights and Full Match
Competition: UEFA Champions League
Date: 27 September 2016
Stadium: Stadion PFK CSKA (Moskva)
Referee: Antonio Mateu

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Wanyama positioning was causing problems

7:42 am

I noticed one small point we will need to work on from one specific player. In the next game, I'll have to keep an eye on Eric Dier to confirm what I suspect to be his superior positioning.

Victor Wanyams was a problem for Spurs in the first half against CSKA Moscow, I didn't keep an eye on him in the second half to see if he improved.

I'm not talking about his defensive play, although he was stroking the ball about far too lazily at times, but his positional play when we have the ball. He was not making himself available when our centre-backs had the ball. I made a point of watched his positioning and he was rarely available.

He was taking up positions behind players so there was no way he could receive the ball, he needed to be like Dier. If you look at the sight line a player with the ball has then with Dier he can play the ball to him, with Wanyama he can't.

That makes a difference. The centre-backs were having to play longer balls more often than we usually do, which gives the opposition a greater chance of stealing the ball.

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Who had 100% pass success rate and who was bottom?

7:32 am

CSKA Moscow 0 SPURS 1

The other result in the group made it a very good night for Tottenham as we now sit second in Group E with three points, Monaco are top with four, Bayer Leverkusen third with two points and CSKA Moscow bottom with one point.

As you would expect playing ay home they created some chances but we were by far the better side and fully deserved the victory. We had 65% of the possession away from home, 22 attempts on goal, with only 2 on target though. We had 10 shots off target and 10 blocked. We had double the number of corners, 8 and made 698 passes to their 341 of which 608 were successfully completed.

We had 68% possession in the first-half and 62%in the second. We had 8 goal attempts in the first-half and 14 in the second. We had one shot on goals and 5 off target in each half, while we had 2 shots blocked in the first-half and 8 in the second.

We had 2 corner kicks in the first-half and 6 in the second, Lloris had to make 1 save in each half. We played 392 passes in the first-half, successfully completing 345 of them. In the second we played 306 passes, successfully completing 263.

Pass Success and Total Passes

  1. Harry Winks 100% - 15
  2. Georges-Kevin N'Koudou 92.9% - 14
  3. Kieran Trippier 91.9% - 74
  4. Victor Wanyama 88.8% - 80
  5. Son Heung-min 87.8% - 49
  6. Toby Alderweireld 86.8% - 76
  7. Christian Eriksen 85.9% - 85
  8. Jan Vertonghen 85.2% - 54
  9. Erik Lamela 83.3% - 60
  10. Ben davies 82.7% - 81
  11. Hugo Lloris 80.8% 26
  12. Vincent Janssen 77.5% - 17
  13. Dele Alli 73.5% - 49

Unused subs: Michel Vorm, Kevin Wimmer, Cameron Carter-Vickers, Kyle walker, Josh Onomah

Who had 100% pass success rate and who was bottom? Who had 100% pass success rate and who was bottom? Reviewed by THBlogNews on 7:32 am Rating: 5

Spurs can emulate Atletico Madrid

7:40 am


Toby Alderweireld was the player chose to give his pre-game views along with Mauricio Pochettino and having played for Atletico Madrid who won LaLiga and came within a whisker of winning the Champions League, he sees no reason why Tottenham can not grow to those levels.

Like Pochettino he stressed that Spurs need to have the right mindset to achieve goals even some of our own fans don't think are possible.

“The hunger is there within the group, which is the most important thing. We have a young, talented squad who want to improve. We did well last season but we’re not satisfied with that. 
“We want to do better this season and show what we have. We have a good mix of young players with guys who have more experience, so it is a strong combination. 
“We have a squad with a number of good players so in every competition we can play a strong team. That is the mindset we need to have and it is good for Tottenham now. 
“Every team can win the Champions League if they put their minds to it. If you have a good squad and the hunger is there to win something, you can do it. 
“At Atletico, we were up against big teams like Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich – they were always the favourites. But if you are a really good group – and, of course, we had quality too – you can win it. 
“That’s the thing that stayed with me. If you are a good team and a good squad and your mind is on winning, you have a chance. That is what I learned the most.”
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TV Schedules CSKA vs Spurs

7:00 pm

BT Sport 3 

CSKA Moscow coach Leonid Slutsky said to the assembled press that Tottenham Hotspur fans have nothing to fear in Russia despite the violence between English and Russian supporters at the 2016 UEFA European Championship in France this summer.

Slutsky was the Russian coach at Euro 2016 and doesn't see there being a threat.  

''I'm sure that there is no threat to English fans. They will feel a high level of hospitality in the stadium and the country.''

If you want to watch the Under-19 game in Denmark you can do so on Viaplay Denmark and TV3 Sport 1, in Ireland and the UK on BT Sport 3 and BT Sport Live Streaming or in Russia on Match TV Game or NTV+ Sport Online.

For the main Champions League game from the 30,000 capacity Arsena CSKA later that evening viewers in the USA can watch at Noon, FOX Sports 2, FOX Sports GO, FOX Soccer 2GO and Sling Blue (free trial).

Viewers in Australia will find the game on beIN Sports Connect Australia, beIN SPORTS 3 Australia and in Africa the game is covered in many countries by SuperSport 5 Africa.

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Tottenham fix

5:17 pm

There is plenty of football for you tomorrow for us Tottenham fans with two games to watch live.

Our tie with CSKA Moscow from Russia will once again be available for anyone to live stream on, as well as being free-to-air on BT Sport Showcase (Freeview channel number 59).
The squad, deprived of Harry Kane, Mousa Dembele, Eric Dier, Danny Rose and Moussa Sissoko have travelled the 1,355 miles which takes 3 hours 45 minutes. Moscow is 2 hours ahead of London.

Prior to that game you can get a real Tottenham fix by watching tomorrow's UEFA Youth League match against CSKA Moscow which is live on BT Sport 3. Kickoff at 12:00 noon and there will be Internet streams available if you are outside of the UK of course.

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Russian fans will not seek revenge

2:30 pm


Around 3000 away fans are expected for our second UEFA Champions League game away against CSKA Moscow in Russia according to their head of fan outreach Ivan Ulanov. 

Whether a truck driver I met in my local is one of them or not I don't know. He had bought a ticket for £13 but was having trouble getting a visa, telling me it would cost him about £200 in total because you have to have a sponsor and there is a fee for those on top of the visa cost.

The Russian Police are preparing for the first visit of English fans since the violence at the 2016 UEFA European Championships. 

The head of the All-Russian Fans' Union Alexander Shprygin, told The Associated Press that Russian fans would not be seeking revenge, which rather suggests the Russians think the English started the violence.

"All the Russian fans who were in France, all the supporters, were summoned to police departments and hour-long conversations were had with them. No one wants to take revenge on anyone for anything. Everyone wants to live a quiet life and everyone forgot about the English a while ago. 
English fans safety will be at a much higher level than in Marseille this summer, obviously as long as they don't provoke the citizens."

Two board members of the organisation are in jail in Marseille as a result of the appalling violence and they are believed to have far-right connections. provoking citizens is a clear reference to the ridiculous mob mentality the English displayed in France, taking over the Old Port area and 'claiming' it as their own with aggressive and inflammatory singing. Anyone who can't see that that is antagonistic and is aimed at encouraging a reaction is of severely limited mental capacity.

Apparently the CSKA Moscow fans did not play a prominant role in the violence but Spartak Moscow and Lokomotiv Moscow fans did. However, CSKA Moscow are repeatedly punished by UEFA for racism and occasional violence at games. Manchester City visited in 2014 and the game was played in an empty stadium.

Russian authorities will have a strong presence at the game as they frequently have hundreds, even thousands of police as a matter of course, at even relatively minor league fixtures. With a World Cup coming up there is no way they will want the embarrassment of violence so I would not think they would take any chances and have thousands at the game.

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