The Russian side have been punished by governing body UEFA after fan unrest during their group stage match against Czech club Viktoria Plzen last season and only a sparse number of people will be inside the Khimki Arena for the second match of this season in European club football’s showpiece event.
“I’ve never experienced it and I really hope it’s the last time,” Guardiola said of playing before an empty stadium.
“We will have to adapt to the situation, but it’s a little strange all the same.”
Guardiola added that five-time former European champions Bayern had a “big, big chance to take a further step forward” after their opening 1-0 victory over Manchester City in Group E.
Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge also bemoaned the fact there’d be no fans in front of whom to play.
“Football is a question of atmosphere and emotion,” he said.
“But there will only be a handful of officials and journalists. I feel sorry for the fans, some of whom haven’t missed a single Bayern away match in 25 years.”
Guardiola bemoans CSKA fan ban