Rostov beat Zenit St Petersburg 2-0 on Friday, sending the hosts to their second consecutive league loss but the Russian Premier League leaders remain three points ahead of Lokomotiv Moscow and Spartak Moscow.
Two goals from Franck Ribery helped France overcome Belarus in Gomel with a 4-2 victory. Samir Nasri and FIFA U-20 World Cup winner Paul Pogba grabbed the other French goals as Didier Deschamps' side twice came from behind.
Samuel Eto'o marked his Anzhi Makhachkala debut with a late goal, rescuing a 1-1 draw with Rostov for his new club.
Belarus completed their home fixtures in 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa qualifying Group 6 with a comprehensive defeat of Kazakhstan in Brest.
Juande Ramos made a perfect start to life as coach of CSKA Moscow as his new charges emerged victorious in a 3-0 win over Krylya Sovetov.