Anzhi Makhachkala finally secured their first victory of the Russian Premier League season at the 20th attempt against Rubin Kazan, while Dinamo Moscow came from behind to beat rivals CSKA Moscow.
Reigning champions CSKA Moscow earned a hard-fought 1-0 win in their Russian Premier League derby against Spartak Moscow, while Amkar Perm moved into fifth after win over Kuban Krasnodar.
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.
European champions Bayern Munich and Manchester City both won to secure passage to the UEFA Champions League knockout stage, while Gareth Bale scored his first European goal for Real Madrid in a 2-2 draw with Juventus.
CSKA Moscow battled back from going a goal down within the first minute of the match to edge hosts Amkar Perm 2-1 courtesy of strikes from Seydou Doumbia - who would later leave the match injured - and Ahmed Musa.
Ivorian striker Kevin Zougoula speaks to FIFA.com about his emergence with Sewe San Pedro, his mentality and dimunitive stature, and his hopes of making a name for himself in Europe and with his national team.