Two-time former champions Lokomotiv Moscow went top of the Russian Premiership after a 3-1 win at Kuban Krasnodar, while CSKA Moscow failed to break into the top three with a goalless draw at Rostov.
A double by Djibril Cisse helped Kuban Krasnodar to a 3-2 win over newly-promoted Ural Yekaterinburg after Rubin Kazan had drawn 1-1 with Krylya Sovetov.
Home sides are well placed going into the AFC Champions League Round of 16 return legs with only Bunyodkor suffering defeat on the road last week. All the action previewed.
There are five teams competing in the last 16 of the AFC Champions League for the first time, and all face tough challenges. FIFA.com previews the action in Asia's top club competition.
Al Gharafa, El Jaish, Esteghlal, FC Seoul, Kashiwa Reysol and Guangzhou Evergrande all made it through to the last 16 of the AFC Champions League after an action-packed matchday 5.
Kashiwa Reysol earned a point in their 1-1 draw against Guizhou Renze, which is all they needed to advance to the last 16 of the AFC Champions League, while Central Coast Mariners moved into second place in Group H with a 1-0 win at Suwon Bluewings.