We continue our weekly reports on City's Champions League opponents' results and form:
Every week we will take a look at how City’s Champions League opponents have fared in their domestic competitions, giving fans a hint of what to expect in the build-up to the matches that will take place in the coming months.
The German side dropped two points in a 1-1 draw with Bayer Leverkusen, and yet still climbed above Borussia Dortmund to reclaim top spot in the Bundesliga. That change was due to Dortmund’s surprise 2-0 defeat away to Borussia Monchengladbach.
It was only the second time Bayern have not won all season, and after the match Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno – who had a great game – said Saturday’s opponents were in a league of their own.
That said, the points were shared, and City will take hope from the fact that Bayern do not deliver sound beatings every single match.
The Russian side's poor domestic form continued earlier today, when they lost 2-0 at home to local rivals Dinamo Moscow.
The match was goalless at half-time, but Christian Noboa scored in the 57th minute and Aleksandr Kokorin doubled the visitors’ lead with just a minute of normal-time to play.
The defeat means CSKA have now dropped 10 points from their last four league matches, and they have fallen to fifth in the Russian Premier League as a result.
The Czech side did not play this weekend due to the international break, and will not take to the field for domestic matters until next Saturday, when they face Kladno in the Czech Cup.
They are currently four points behind leaders Sparta Prague.
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