CSKA Moscow 2017/18 home - Bibras Natcho #66 (Europa League)

Match worn/issued CSKA Moscow 2017/18 long sleeve home shirt, issued to or worn by Israeli midfielder Bibras Natcho #66 in the Europa League Round of 16 home match against Lyon at VEB Arena on March 8, 2018. Natcho started and played the full match as CSKA lost 1-0. They would, however, go on to sensationally beat Lyon 3-2 in the return away match and eliminate the final hosts from the tournament, before being eliminated by Arsenal in the quarter-final.

This was Natcho's last season of his four-season spell with CSKA Moscow. He contributed with 5 goals and 7 assists in 44 appearances in all competitions, including 4 appearances (2 assists) in the Champions League and playing in all 6 Europa League knockout stage matches, as CSKA reached the quarter-final and finished 2nd place in the league, narrowing missing out on the league title. In total, he made 142 appearances for CSKA, scoring 28 goals and providing 24 assists in all competitions.

What's unusual is that up until this season (2017/18), CSKA has always played with the English version of their sponsor - ROSSETI - in European matches, instead of the Russian version, РОССЕТИ. But this season they decided to use the Russian version for some reason. The following season, they returned to the English version of the sponsor in European matches.

I also have Natcho's match worn away shirt from the Champions League group stage match vs. Basel away and a match issued/worn third shirt from the league this season, completing a perfect set of each of the three kits and each of the three major competitions played in in the 2017/18 season.


Natcho challenging for the ball against Lyon's Memphis Depay in the Europa League Round of 16

Natcho in action against Lyon in the Europa League Round of 16    (c) getty images

Natcho receiving written instructions from his manager against Lyon in the Europa League

Team photo before the match, with Natcho in the bottom left corner

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