Yura Movsisyan scored a hat-trick to help Spartak Moscow beat Russian league leaders Zenit St Petersburg 4-2 on Sunday, while CSKA Moscow strolled to a 4-1 victory over Terek Grozny.
FIFA.com reviews a fascinating matchday in the UEFA Champions League with away wins in vogue. Heavyweights Barcelona and AC Milan played out a stalemate while there were mixed results for English clubs Arsenal and Chelsea.
Russia won 4-0 in Luxembourg to ensure that if they taste victory away to Azerbaijan in their final Group F qualifier, they will beat Portugal to an automatic ticket to Brazil 2014.
Zenit St. Petersburg moved to the top of the Russian Premier League with a 4-2 win over Spartak Moscow and in the process striker Alexander Kerzhakov scored his 208th career goal to set the Russian scoring record.
Reigning champions CSKA Moscow maintained their focus despite having to switch grounds to win 1-0 against Rostov, while Zenit St. Petersburg controlled proceedings at home to Terek Grozny.
A first-half double from Alexander Kokorin put Russia en route to a 4-1 victory over Luxembourg that saw Fabio Capello’s side regain the Group F leadership – at least temporarily.