CSKA Moscow trainer Valery Gazzayev said his side has no injury problems as they prepare to take on Inter Milan in a must-win October 23 Champions League match in the Russian capital.
Speaking at a news conference on Monday, Gazzayev said his players, including Vagner Love, back from international duty in Brazil, were "in good shape and in a good mood" ahead of the game.
"This is the first time this season that all 20 players from the main squad have been fit, if you don`t count Chidi Odia and Igor Akinfeyev [out with long-term injuries]," Gazzayev commented.
Valery Gazzayev also said another Brazilian - Daniel Carvalho, hero of CSKA`s 2005 UEFA Cup victory - was slowly gaining form. Carvalho made his comeback after a season-long lay-off during the Moscow side`s 1-0 win in Siberia against Tom Tomsk at the weekend.
Victory in the Champions League game is vital for CSKA, who with three games left to play in the 2007 domestic championship have no chance of retaining their Premier League title and are currently bottom of Group G in the European competition, with just one point.
The club`s two previous games in the group saw a 2-1 defeat to PSV Eindhoven in the Netherlands, and a 2-2 draw at home to Turkey`s Fenerbahce.
The top two sides in the group will go through to the play-off stages, with the third-placed team dropping into the UEFA Cup.
The match is set to kick off at 8:00 p.m. local time (4:00 p.m. GMT) at the Lokomotiv stadium in Moscow.
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