Ever since the European Cup came to the Champions League in 1993, a team from the former Eastern Bloc did not take up the European crown. The only Eastern team that was affected by that time was Dynamo Kyiv at the end of the 1990s.
The 2006/07 Champions League has seen six pages of the former Eastern Blocks in the group. Eastern European teams include Dynamo Kyiv (Ukraine), Levski Sofia (Bulgaria), Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine), Spartak Moskva (Russia) and CSKA Moskva (Russia).
It is unlawful that these winners of the seasons come from Eastern Europe (although one team can get it by taking FC Porto as an example) but if you choose a team to influence the tournament, you should choose Russia CSKA Moscow -t.
The official names of Russian clubs are PFC CSKA Mosvka or Professional Football Club – Central Sports League Army (Mosvka). Although not as successful as the Moscow rivals, they won the Russian Cup in the old Soviet championship seven times (1946, 1948, 1951, 1955, 1991) in 2002, 2005 and 2006, and won the new Russian Premier The title was held twice in 2003 and 2005.
CSKA became the first Russian club in 2005 to win the big European title as the UEFA Cup defeated. In the final, Sporting Lisbon came behind the goals to win 3-1.
Ever since Sporting Lisbon was beaten on their own ground, nothing had sparked the Moscow army team. This season, CSKA looks to win the Russian title for the second year, as they are currently leading the rest of the game and have an impact on the Champions League.
Their coach, Valeri Gazzayev, has built a solid team focused on mixing Russian youth and Brazilian mood. Gazzayev also appears to have led the army team to the second successful title of the season.
Gazzayev also benefited from recent Russian football and took advantage of Sibneft's investments. The club received a major financial infusion from a sponsorship contract with the Russian oil company Sibneft, owned by Russian billionaire Abramovich. This investment meant that CSKA could now compete in the transmission market and offer competitive wages to attract players from Russia.
Sibneft's investment in the army team meant that Gazzayev was able to gather not only a strong XI but also a competitive team with a number of international competitors, who were in different locations on the pitch.
Gazzayev's preferred XI starts in 3-2-3 form:
——————— Akinfeev — —— ————
A Berezutsky — Ignashevich — V Berezutsky
————– Aldonin —— —— Dudu ———–
Krasic ————— Carvalho —— —- Zhirkov  ————- Vagner Love ——– Jo ————–
CSKA is one of Russia's strongest defenses and it focuses on Akinfeev, which many experts believe is one of Europe's most promising guardians. The country's best goalkeeper plays three Russian international troops in Sergey Ignashevich and the Berezutsky twins with Aleksei and Vasilii.
Two defending midfielder defends the three men defending Brazilian Dudu and Captain of Russian Captain Evgeni Aldonin. Both players are extremely hard-working and experienced, and Dudu's performances have called Dunga's new Brazilian appearance. Bosnian international Elvir Rahimie is a substitute for both players.
Three men midfield behind the two strikers, Milos Krasic is Serbian and one of Russia's best young players, Zhirkov, occupying the wings. Both players provide momentum and encouragement on their side and offer all kinds of problems for the defenders.
Newly closed Brazilian international Daniel Carvalho plays in the hole behind strikers. Carvalho was the first foreign player to name a few years as Russian football after a number of fine performances helped CSKA win the Russian title and UEFA Cup in 2005.
In the attack, Gazzayev prefers the Brazilians Jo and Vagner Love. He was only 19 years old and recently arrived from the Corinthians and had an immediate impact on the best goal scorer in the league. Vagner Love is now settled (since leaving Moscow) in Russia and with 73 goals scored 29 goals to prevent a deadly relationship with Jo. Croatian international Ivica Olic is also a deputy.
Russian champions are confident in all European campaigns and their team does not have good international experience and visible weakness. Their early form reflected in the opening Champions League matches. They were able to keep Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium at 0-0, 1-0 at home, over the German giants in Hamburg (also home), and succeeded in the former Champions League (Portugal).
Dynamo Kyiv was the last team in the last Eastern Block to influence the Champions League at the end of the 1990s. Is this season when another Eastern Team has a serious impact on the Champions League?
Source by SBOBET