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Nov 5, 2020 at 8pm UK at Stadion Feijenoord
FeyenoordFeyenoord
3-1
CSKACSKA Moscow
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Preview: Feyenoord vs. CSKA Moscow - prediction, team news, form guide

Sports Mole previews Thursday night's Europa League Group K clash between Feyenoord and CSKA Moscow, including predictions, team news and form guide.

Feyenoord and CSKA Moscow will resume their search for a first Europa League win of the group stages when they face off in Rotterdam on Thursday evening.

Group K is proving to be one of the most open of the pools so far, with only three points still separating top from bottom.


Match preview

Feyenoord manager Dick Advocaat pictured in October 2020© Reuters

As previous European Cup winners and two-time UEFA Cup champions, Feyenoord are the highest-profile team in Group K but nonetheless find themselves propping up the rest after two games.

A chastening 4-1 home defeat to Austrian side Wolfsberger AC on matchday two sent them tumbling to the bottom of the group as the only defeat any of the four teams have suffered in the four matches in that pool to date.

It came as a significant surprise too, with Feyenoord going into that match unbeaten in any competition since December 2019 - an impressive run even accounting for the fact that six months of that was spent out of action due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Dick Advocaat's side made a swift return to winning ways at the weekend, though, hitting a 94th-minute winner to beat Emmen 3-2 and climb up to fifth in the Eredivisie following a string of draws before that.

European victories have been harder to come by; including the matchday one draw with Dinamo Zagreb and that loss to Wolfsberger, Feyenoord have now won only two of their last 17 matches in the Champions League or Europa League proper, losing 11 of those.

CSKA Moscow, by contrast, have seemingly improved their glaring weakness in European football by tightening things up at the back.

Having conceded 14 goals in their previous five Europa League games, the Russian outfit have since only shipped two from their last five outings - including draws against Zagreb and Wolfsberger so far this season.

That defensive improvement shines through in their away form too, with just one goal conceded in their last three such Europa League games, compared to 11 in their previous two before that.

Viktor Goncharenko's side have not exactly been entertainers so far this season with one goal scored and one conceded in their two outings to date, but victory on Thursday would send the Russian Premier League leaders a big step closer to the knockout rounds.

Feyenoord Europa League form: DL
Feyenoord form (all competitions): WDDDLW

CSKA Moscow Europa League form: DD
CSKA Moscow form (all competitions): WWDWDW


Team News

CSKA Moscow's Adolfo Gaich celebrates scoring against Wolfsberger in the Europa League in October 2020© Reuters

Feyenoord

Out: Steven Berghuis (leg), Justin Bijlow (unspecified), Nicolai Jorgensen (groin), Leroy Fer (hamstring), Robert Bozenik (ankle), Sven van Beek (ankle), Luis Sinisterra (knee)
Doubtful: Joao Carlos Teixeira (unspecified)

CSKA Moscow

Out: Ilzat Akhmetov (abdominal), Vadim Karpov (head), Kirill Nababkin (ACL)
Doubtful: Georgi Schennikov (muscle)


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We say: Feyenoord 1-1 CSKA Moscow

Feyenoord will demand a response from the matchday two result, which fortunately for them did not prove too costly given results elsewhere. CSKA have made themselves a lot tougher to beat in Europe recently, though, so we can see yet another draw in Group K.


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Sunday's key events


GOLF
· The men's golf reaches its conclusion, with plenty of players still in medal contention. Home favourite Hideki Matsuyama is one shot off Xander Schauffele's lead, while Great Britain's Paul Casey is another shot further back and Tommy Fleetwood is also in the mix (11.30pm-8am)

CYCLING - BMX
· Great Britain have already made history in the BMX events in Tokyo, something Charlotte Worthington and Declan Brooks will be looking to add to in the women's (2.10am) and men's (3.10am) freestyle finals

SWIMMING
· The final day of swimming action begins with the men's 50m freestyle final. Ben Proud could add to a medal-laden Games in the pool for Team GB so far, although he is up against USA's Caeleb Dressel, who is going for his fourth gold in Tokyo (2.30am)
· From sprint to endurance, Great Britain's second medal hope of the day comes through Daniel Jervis in the men's 1500m freestyle final (2.44am)
· Team GB will again be among the heavy favourites for gold in the last swimming event of the Games - the men's 4x100m medley relay final - having won the mixed event in a world record time on Saturday (3.36am)

BOXING
· Already guaranteed at least a bronze, Pat McCormack takes part in the men's welterweight semi-final against Ireland's Aidan Walsh with a spot in the gold medal final at stake (4.03am)
· Ben Whittaker is also in the semi-finals of the men's light heavyweight and will be looking to continue Team GB's success in the ring (4.51am)

TENNIS
· There will be a surprise on the top of the men's tennis podium after Novak Djokovic missed out on a medal altogether. Alexander Zverev takes on Karen Khachanov in the second match on Centre Court at the Ariake Tennis Park (7am-2pm)

SAILING
· Alison Young will be going for gold in the women's laser radial medal race (7.33am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Team GB's Max Whitlock will look to defend his 2016 Olympic title in the men's pommel horse final (10.41am)

ATHLETICS
· The men's high jump final includes GB's Tom Gale, although his chances of a medal look bleak (11.10am)
· So often the blue-riband event of the Olympics, the men's 100m final takes place as the world's fastest bid to be crowned Usain Bolt's successor. Three Brits have made it into the semi-finals (11.15am-11.32am), and the final looks wide open after an underwhelming display by favourite Trayvon Bromell on Saturday (1.50pm)

HOCKEY
· Great Britain face India in the men's quarter-final (1pm)

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