UEFA Inspect CSKA's Pitch

21 October 2013 06:12
Manuel Pellegrini has concerns over the state of the pitch in Moscow.

UEFA sent a group of experts to inspect the pitch at CSKA's Arena Khimki after the Russian side were forced to play their last Champions League game against Viktoria Plzen in St Petersburg.

Part of the surface at the stadium, which is CSKA's temporary home while the Luzhniki Stadium is being rebuilt for the 2018 World Cup, had to be relaid after heavy rainfall rendered it unplayable.

Manuel Pellegrini: "We don't know what the condition of the pitch will be.

"We hope that UEFA allowed them to play the game there because it is a good pitch."

Manchester City Fixtures

Wednesday October 23 17:00 Champions League - Group D CSKA Moscow v Manchester City

Sunday October 27 16:00 Premier League Chelsea v Manchester City

Wednesday October 30 19:45 League Cup - 4th Rnd Newcastle United v Manchester City

Saturday November 2 15:00 Premier League Manchester City v Norwich City

Tuesday November 5 19:45 Champions League - Group D Manchester City v CSKA Moscow

Sunday November 10 14:05 Premier League Sunderland v Manchester City

Sunday November 24 13:30 Premier League Manchester City v Tottenham


Source: Manchester City MAD