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UEFA Champions League: CSKA Vs. Sevilla Preview

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 03:  Pavel Mamaev of CSKA Moscow battles for the ball with Darren Fletcher of Manchester United during the UEFA Champions League Group B match between Manchester United and CSKA Moscow at Old Trafford on November 3, 2009 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
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Daniil RybkinContributor IFebruary 16, 2010

Sevilla v CSKA is not one of the most interesting matches in the Round of 16 dramatic collision, but there are still reason's this topic should be discussed.

If you look at both of those teams, there's a great chance that you might say that the winner would be Sevilla, but a close look at this match-up could give a lot of great reason's to make you think again about your judgement.

CSKA Point Of View: CSKA has been a "giant" in Russian Premier League, they have won many titles such as 5 Russian Cups, 4 Russian Super Cups ( which is a record ) and are the holders of 3 RPL titles. In 2005 CSKA won the UEFA Cup by beating Sporting 3:1. Recently they have traveled to Spain for training, when they left Copa De Sol title traveled with them. CSKA is known for their great teamwork and young players: Alan Dzagoev- 19, Igor Akinfeev-23, Mamaev- 20, Shennikov-19, Necid-20. In January transfers the team added a 23 year old Japanese star Keisuke Honda and Doumbia. Also a Brazilian striker Guilherme and Mark Gonzalez came back from their injury's and are ready to play.

Sevilla Point Of View: Sevilla is known for their great players and a style of play. They have been one of the greatest teams in Spain though they could never compete at the "star" teams level. They won La Liga one's in 1945-1946, gained 1 Super Cup and four Copa Del Rey's. Outside Spain they have won 2 UEFA Cup's and one UEFA Super Cup. Recently Sevilla "lost" their defender Sergio Sanchez and played a lot of poor games.

Now as we looked closely at both teams I must say that it's CSKA's first time making round of 16, they are still non-experienced in that enviroment. But both of those teams have never won Champions League before, their skill is about the same and same as their style of play. All of this factors make up another great match In the most elite tournament in Europe

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