Real ready to face CSKA in Champions League

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MOSCOW (AP) -- Real Madrid will be aiming to continue its perfect run in the Champions League on Tuesday when it faces CSKA Moscow in subzero temperatures on the Luzhniki stadium's artificial pitch.

Madrid goes into the last-16 match after winning all six of its group games in the competition and also in fine form domestically, having won 18 of its last 19 matches to lead Barcelona by 10 points in the Spanish standings.

For CSKA, the first-leg match will almost be a season-opener as the Russian league is on a winter break till mid-March.