Nine-time champions Spartak Moscow went top of the Russian Premier League on Sunday following a confident 2-0 win at Ural Yekaterinburg while Rubin Kazan came from behind to win 2-1 over Zenit St. Petersburg.
The Republic of Ireland earned a 1-1 draw with England after Shane Long opened the scoring in the 12th minute, before Frank Lampard leveled the game in the sides' first meeting for 18 years.
CSKA Moscow saw their lead cut to four points after they were held to a 2-2 draw against local rivals Spartak Moscow, coupled with Zenit St. Petersburg's late win over FK Krasnodar.
Holders Chelsea commenced their UEFA Champions League title defence with a home draw against Juventus, while continental elite Manchester United, Barcelona and Bayern Munich all opened their respective campaigns with victory.
Barcelona had to come from behind to get their UEFA Champions League campaign off to a winning start as two goals from Lionel Messi helped them beat Spartak Moscow 3-2
Lokomotiv Moscow had a goal from Dmitry Tarasov to thank for their 1-0 victory over Rubin Kazan, while Spartak Moscow wasted two leads in drawing 2-2 at Kuban Krasnodar.