Zenit thrash Krasnodar for Champions League boost
Zenit thrash Krasnodar for Champions League boost

Zenit St Petersburg boosted their confidence ahead of next week`s do-or-die Champions League clash against Monaco with a 4-0 win over FC Krasnodar on Saturday.

Zenit out to maintain Premiership lead in Saransk
Zenit out to maintain Premiership lead in Saransk

Russian Premier League leaders Zenit are hoping to extend their winning run and top spot when they face lowly Mordovia Saransk on Saturday.

Zenit beat Kuban to extend lead in Russia
Zenit beat Kuban to extend lead in Russia

Zenit St Petersburg opened an eight-point lead in the Russian Premier League with a 1-0 home win over Kuban Krasnodar on Saturday.

Kuban, Spartak share six-goal thriller
Kuban, Spartak share six-goal thriller

Kuban Krasnodar squandered a chance to leapfrog city rivals FC Krasnodar into third place in the Russian Premier League on Sunday when they fought out a thrilling 3-3 draw with Spartak Moscow.

Zenit hope to stop winless streak at Saransk
Zenit hope to stop winless streak at Saransk

Russian league leaders Zenit St Petersburg, who have dropped points in their last two Premiership matches, are planning to stem the tide in Sunday`s match with lowly Mordovia Saransk.

Zenit wary of Krasnodar`s counter-attack
Zenit wary of Krasnodar`s counter-attack

Andre-Villas Boas has warned league leaders Zenit St Petersburg to be wary of FC Krasnodar`s rapid counter-attacks ahead of their clash on Saturday.

Dynamo squander two-goal lead in Kuban draw

Dynamo Moscow squandered a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with visitors Kuban Krasnodar on Sunday, a result which left them six points behind Russian Premier League leaders Zenit St Petersburg.

Zenit ​St Petersburg look to extend winning ways in Russia
Zenit ​St Petersburg look to extend winning ways in Russia

High-flying Zenit St Petersburg turn their focus back to domestic action and extending their perfect start to the season when they face struggling Rostov in the Russian Premier League on Saturday.

Zenit St Petersburg beat Dynamo Moscow to keep perfect start

Russian Premier league leaders Zenit St Petersburg beat visitors Dynamo Moscow on Saturday in a five-goal thriller to extend their winning streak to seven matches.

Zenit 100% record under threat from Dynamo
Zenit 100% record under threat from Dynamo

Andre Villas-Boas` Russian Premier League leaders Zenit St Petersburg defend their unbeaten record against second placed Dynamo Moscow on Saturday in the biggest challege to their title credentials yet.

Russia to reduce foreigners to boost national sides
Russia to reduce foreigners to boost national sides

Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko announced Wednesday that Russia will gradually reduce the number of foreign players, the prevalence of which in the country`s sports clubs has been seen as harming the performance of national teams.

Ionov sets Dynamo win over Ural

A brace from midfielder Alexei Ionov saw Dynamo Moscow to a confident 2-0 home win over Ural Yekaterinburg at the Khimki Arena on Sunday.

Hulk helps Zenit extend winning run to five

Russian Premier League leaders Zenit St Petersburg beat Amkar Perm to extend their winning run to five on Saturday.

Spartak Moscow end champions CSKA`s perfect start

Reigning champions CSKA saw their perfect start to the Russian Premier League season ended by Spartak in a bad-tempered 1-0 Moscow derby defeat which saw both sides finish with 10 men.

Spartak stumble in Krasnodar as Lokomotiv win

Spartak Moscow`s perfect start to the new Russian Premier League season was brought to an end on Thursday in comprehensive fashion in a 4-0 defeat to Krasnodar.

Zenit St Petersburg stretch perfect start to season

Zenit St Petersburg scored an impressive 2-1 win away at Ural Yekaterinburg on Wednesday to stay top of the Russian Premier League on goal difference.

Dynamo hit seven to thrash Rostov in 10-goal thriller

Dynamo Moscow kicked off their new Russian Premier League campaign on Sunday with a stunning 7-3 demolition of Rostov.

Spartak Moscow thrash Rubin Kazan in season opener

Spartak Moscow`s first competitive match under new coach Murat Yakin ended in a resounding 4-0 win away to Rubin Kazan as the Russian Premier League season got underway on Friday.

Zenit look to banish last season`s title loss

Allowing CSKA Moscow to snatch the Russian Premier League title from under their noses last season has Zenit St Petersburg fired up for the new campaign which kicks off on Friday.

Stipe Pletikosa calls time on Croatia career

Croatian international goalkeeper Stipe Pletikosa announced Saturday his retirement from the national team.