juande ramos, who won back-to-back uefa cups with sevilla in 2006 and 2007, spent six weeks as cska head coach last autumn.
ivica dragutinović and miloš krasić are team-mates in the serbian national team.
igor akinfeev, sergei ignashevich plus aleksei and vasili berezutski all featured for russia against spain at uefa euro 2008, spain winning 4-1 in group d and 3-0 in the semi-finals. akinfeev and ignashevich played in both games while both berezutski brothers remained on the bench along with andrés palop and fernando navarro for their opponents.
gonzález has had spells at albacete balompié, real sociedad de fútbol and real betis balompié.
marius stankevičius played for lithuania in a 4-3 defeat by russia in a moscow friendly in august 2004.
dragutinović and krasić played for serbia in a 3-0 fifa world cup qualifying victory against a lithuania side containing deividas šemberas and stankevičius on 11 october 2008. dragutinović, krasić and stankevičius also appeared in the reverse fixture, won 2-1 by lithuania on 14 october 2009.
luis fabiano scored twice for brazil in a 3-0 victory against a chile side including gonzález in a world cup qualifier on 7 september 2008.
negredo scored twice for spain in a 5-2 victory against bosnia-herzegovina in a world cup qualifying tie in zenica on 14 october 2009. elvir rahimić was on the opposing side as he had been when bosnia-herzegovina lost 1-0 in murcia a year earlier, when diego capel lined up for the hosts.
russia forward aleksandr kerzhakov was at sevilla from january 2007 to february 2008, winning the uefa cup, copa del rey and spanish super cup.
hakemler : viktor kassai - gabor eros - tibor vamos (macar)
sevilla: andres palop, federico fazio, ivica dragutinovic, marius stankevicius, fernando navarro (dk. 75 adriano), jesus navas, didier zokora, renato (dk. 70 alvaro negredo), diego capel (dk. 46 frederic kanoute), diego perotti, luis fabiano
teknik direktör: manuel manolo jimenez
cska moskova: igor akinfeev, deividas semberas, sergei ignashevich, aleksei berezutski, vasili berezutski, georgi shchennikov, mark gonzales (dk. 87 pavel mamaev), milos krasic (dk. 72 chidi odiah), keisuke honda (dk. 82 elvir rahimic), evgeni aldonin, tomas necid
teknik direktör: leonid slutskiy
goller: dk. 38 tomas necid (0-1) dk. 40 diego perotti (1-1) dk. 55 keisuke honda (1-2)
sarı kartlar: dk. 20 aleksei berezutski, dk. 61 georgi shchennikov, dk. 70 mark gonzales, dk. 71 deividas semberas (cska moskova) dk. 52 luis fabiano (sevilla)
as manuel jiménez reflected on missed opportunities and a "disastrous" defeat for sevilla fc, pfc cska moskva counterpart leonid slutsky was typically phlegmatic despite securing a historic first.
as manuel jiménez reflected on a "disastrous" defeat for his sevilla fc side, pfc cska moskva counterpart leonid slutsky was typically phlegmatic. his army men marked their first appearance in the uefa champions league knockout stages by booking a quarter-final place, but the coach preferred to reserve judgment. he did praise his players for keeping their heads after diego perotti had cancelled out tomáš necid's opener, however, "controlling the course of the game" after keisuke honda's 55th-minute effort restored their advantage.
manuel jiménez, sevilla coach
the result is disastrous and we can only apologise to our fans. we invested so much in this tie. i am the only one responsible for what has happened here tonight and i'll repeat that as many times as i need to. cska are a very good team. they waited for their chances despite technically being behind in the tie at the start. for our part we had a great opportunity to go ahead when the game was still goalless; normally we score in those situations but luis fabiano's effort found their goalkeeper. this is the type of difficult game you come up against in difficult competitions.
leonid slutsky, cska coach
we knew what to expect after the first leg. having given ourselves the lead we knew they were capable of scoring at any given moment. with the tie locked [at 2-2] they were looking for another goal but we did well to make sure they didn't get it. i am happy that despite sevilla managing to get a goal back, we did not allow them to seize the initiative and controlled the course of the game after we scored the second.
it's difficult to talk about the match from a tactical point of view, although it was neither the most emotional nor the toughest we have encountered. some things [we planned] worked, others did not; that's football. we substituted [miloš] krasic because we had to defend, therefore sacrificing some attacking potential as we focused on not conceding.
honda stars as army men march on published: tuesday 16 march 2010, 22.30cet
sevilla fc 1-2 pfc cska moskva (agg: 2-3)
keisuke honda set up one and scored the winner as the russian side reached the quarter-finals for the first time.
by graham hunter from ramón sánchez-pizjuán
pfc cska moskva made club history and denied sevilla fc their own first taste of the uefa champions league quarter-finals as goals from tomáš necid and keisuke honda rewarded a terrific performance in spain.
manuel jiménez's team fought with spirit and diego perotti cancelled out necid's 39th-minute opener before the break, but ultimately they could not cope with the intense work rate and superior finishing of the russian visitors. that it was an error by veteran goalkeeper andrés palop which allowed cska to score a crucial second, making it 3-2 on aggregate, will leave a bitter taste for the spanish side, but it took a fine performance to beat them and put leonid slutsky's side in friday's draw.
it had started so brightly for the hosts. within three minutes perotti and jesús navas combined to set luis fabiano up for a fierce volley. igor akinfeev produced a wonderful instinctive stop, but that crisp beginning proved a false dawn. rather than the signal for a sevilla onslaught the visitors dug their way into the game, with mark gonzález growing influential down the left. the chilean international was indefatigable, tracking back to help georgi schennikov keep jésus navas quiet and then surging forward to help honda. the japan playmaker was marvellous, and a key figure in the opening goal.
sevilla were still patting didier zokora on the back following a fine tackle by the corner flag when honda cushioned the resulting throw-in, feeding necid with a neat pass. the striker turned ivica dragutinović and stroked the ball low into the far corner in one smooth movement. sevilla's response was almost instant. barely 120 seconds had passed when palop's massive clearance bounced over the cska defence. navas caught schennikov napping, nipped in behind him and squared the ball to perotti for the equaliser.
if this was to be sevilla's history night that could have been the breakthrough moment. jiménez's team came out after the break, with frédéric kanouté on for diego capel, and missed a glorious chance to forge ahead. navas wreaked havoc down the right and crossed for kanouté to head towards the back post where perotti dived in and made contact but simply could not nod into the net. punishment followed. fernando navarro fouled miloš krasić and though the distance did not make it seem a drastic error, honda lashed in a drive which swerved and deceived palop into punching the ball into his own net.
inevitably, with the remarkable pace and determination of both sides to reach the last eight for the first time the match opened up. perotti almost equalised again but lifted a free-kick just over while palop made partial amends for his error by saving bravely at the feet of gonzález. the booking count also rose to five as tiredness set in as commitment refused to wane. sevilla fought hard, throwing everything forward and ending up with five strikers on the pitch. but it was cska's night.