CSKA game with Plzen switched

CSKA Moscow have announced their Champions League Group D match against Viktoria Plzen will now take place in St Petersburg.

Last Updated: 29/09/13 at 07:49 Post Comment

CSKA Moscow against Viktoria Plzen will now take place in St Petersburg

CSKA Moscow against Viktoria Plzen will now take place in St Petersburg

The game was scheduled to take place at CSKA's Arena Khimki stadium but the club have elected to switch the venue for the match due to the poor state of the playing surface.

The match will now take place at the Petrovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg some 400 miles away from the Russian capital.

A statement on the club's website, pfc-cska.com, read: "Due to the poor quality of the pitch at Arena Khimki, the UEFA Champions League matchday two game PFC CSKA v Viktoria (Plzen) will be played at the Petrovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg (Petrovsky Island, 2-G).

Manchester City are due to visit the Russian capital to play CSKA on October 23 but there is no suggestion that game might also have to be moved.

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