Our football match prediction:
Against all odds Young Boys eliminated Dynamo Kiev in the Champions League third qualifying round. The Swiss side proved their worth in the double-header against the Ukrainian giants and, no doubt, they are high on confidence ahead of Tuesday’s football match against CSKA Moscow. Young Boys have been impressive at the start of the new Swiss Super League campaign and they are leading the standings after three rounds. However, the hosts will have to be at their sharpest in Tuesday’s football match against CSKA if they are to give fans yet another reason for celebration. The Armeitsy booked their place in the Champions League play-offs by beating AEK of Greece in the two-legged tie and they head into Tuesday’s clash following a 2-1 win over Tosno in the Russian Premier League. The Russians are likely to adopt a defence-minded approach in the first leg and, taking everything into account, the two sides are likely to share the spoils at Stade de Suisse.
Highlighted Player (Mario Fernandes):
Brazilian defender Mario Fernandes is a right-back by trade, but the 25-year-old South American can also play at centre-back. It is exactly his versatility that makes him a player of significant quality. Mario Fernandes signed for CSKA Moscow in 2012 from Gremio and during his time in Russia he has already surpassed the 100-game mark for the Armeitsy who faced plenty of pressure to sell their prized asset in 2015 with Borussia Dortmund, Inter Milan, Manchester United and Barcelona all believed to be interested in a played dubbed the new Lucio. No stranger to controversy, Mario Fernandes hit headlines for all the wrong reasons on a couple of occasions during his career. Most recent one was a 2015 Champions League qualifiers when his screaming and faking an injury was called an important “theatre piece” by the Russian media. Temperamental right-back is nevertheless an important member of CSKA’s first-team whose areal ability adds an additional dimension to Army Men’s play.
Highlighted Team (CSKA Moscow):
The most prominent division of the CSKA Moscow sports club, the Armeitsy as they are commonly referred to in Russia were founded in 1911 and were the official team of the Soviet Army during the communist era. Since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, PFC CSKA Moscow have been become a privately owned club, with the Ministry of Defence as a shareholder. The Army Men are one of the most successful clubs in Russian football with a rich legacy and extensive heritage both in modern era and in Soviet football alike CSKA Moscom won seven Soviet championship titles, while they have also added six Russian Premier League title for the total tally of 13 major domestic honours. CSKA Moscow also boast a remarkable record at the international level as well with the Armeitsy winning the UEFA Cup in 2005 having beaten Sporting CP to become the first ever Russian club to win a major European title. During the last decade CSKA Moscow reached UEFA Champions League quarter-finals in 2010 and the knockout stage the following year.