CSKA Moscow vs Manchester City team news: Manuel Pellegrini makes five changes

Pellegrini makes changes three of the back four from Spurs victory

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Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has made five changes to the team that beat Tottenham 4-1 on Saturday.

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As if to prove the strength he possesses, Pellegrini has even changed three of the back four that started the match against Tottenham.

Aleksandar Kolarov, Eliaquim Mangala and Pablo Zabaleta replace Gael Clichy, Martin Demichelis and Bacary Sagna, with skipper Vincent Kompany the only defender keeping his place.

Yaya Toure, who came on for the final 15 minutes against Spurs, has replaced the injured Frank Lampard in midfield, while Pellegrini has opted to play two up front, with Edin Dzeko replacing Jesus Navas, who drops to the bench.


CSKA Moscow: Akinfeev, Fernandes, V. Berezutski, Ignashevich, Shchennikov, A. Berezutski, Natcho, Tosic, Eremenko, Milanov, Musa.

Manchester City: Hart, Kolarov, Mangala, Kompany, Zabaleta, Fernando, Toure, Milner, Silva, Dzeko, Aguero

Subs: Caballero, Clichy, Sagna, Demichelis, Fernandinho, Navas, Jovetic