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.
Croatia came from a goal down to claim the second victory of their 2014 FIFA World Cup™ qualification campaign with a narrow 2-1 result over FYR Macedonia.
FIFA.com previews the brand new Russian Premier League season, with the four clubs from Moscow, Rubin Kazan and Anzhi Makhachkala trying to prevent Zenit St. Petersburg from dominating again.
Verdran Corluka's four-year spell at Tottenham Hotspur has been brought to an end, with the Croatian international leaving the Premier League to join Russian side Lokomotiv Moscow .
Croatia began their UEFA EURO 2012 preparations in earnest with a solid 3-1 friendly victory over Estonia in Rijeka.
A double from Alexis Sanchez has seen reigning European champions Barcelona take a giant stride towards a UEFA Champions League quarter-final berth with a comfortable 3-1 victory at Bayer Leverkusen.