CSKA coach, Leonid Slutsky, considers Manchester City as a strong candidate perain Champions League title this season.
CSKA Moscow will host the Citizens continued on the third matchday of the Champions League Group E at the Arena Khimki, Khimki, Tuesday (10/21/2014). CSKA Moscow have not won a point, while Manchester City new pack one point.
In the previous two games, CSKA Moscow 1-5 defeat of AS Roma and Bayern Munich 0-1. Meanwhile, Manchester City defeated Bayern 0-1 and drew 1-1 to face AS Roma.
"Manchester City have not only a favorite club in the group stage, but in the Champions League. The fact that Manchester City have not won in the group, does not mean anything compared to their performance in the Premier League," said Slutsky.
CSKA Moscow will have to play without the support of the audience due to the sanctions provided UEFA for racist acts committed by supporters. The fact is considered to be beneficial Slutsky Manchester City.
"Of course it's good for the City. Similarly, if we imagine playing at the Etihad Stadium without an audience. Who can benefit," said Slutsky.