Amkar upset champions Zenit to avoid relegation

Newly-crowned champions Zenit St Petersburg;s six-match unbeaten series ended with a 1-0 defeat at the hands of strugglers Amkar Perm on Saturday.

New faces in for Zenit after title win
New faces in for Zenit after title win

Andre Villas-Boas, manager of Russia`s newly-crowned champions Zenit St Petersburg, is intent on refreshing his line-up for Saturday`s Premiership match at Amkar Perm to give some rest to the team`s top leaders.

Zenit St Petersburg look to seal title at the weekend
Zenit St Petersburg look to seal title at the weekend

League leaders Zenit St Petersburg can clinch their fourth Russian title on Sunday when they play minnows FC Ufa at their Petrovsky ground.

Krasnodar slip-up leaves Zenit on verge of title
Krasnodar slip-up leaves Zenit on verge of title

 FC Krasnodar were held to a 1-1 draw by struggling Amkar Perm on Monday, leaving Zenit St Petersburg on the brink of winning the Russian Premier League title. 

Zenit St Petersburg out to increase lead in Russia
Zenit St Petersburg out to increase lead in Russia

Zenit St Petersburg will be looking to increase their lead in the Russian Premier League on Sunday when they host strugglers Rostov.

Ambitious FC Krasnodar eye UEFA Champions League debut
Ambitious FC Krasnodar eye UEFA Champions League debut

Russia`s FC Krasnodar could be Champions League debutants next season with the club that was formed only seven years ago on the cusp of joining the big time thanks to the backing of billionaire owner Sergei Galitsky.

Zenit St Petersburg expect stiff Spartak Moscow test
Zenit St Petersburg expect stiff Spartak Moscow test

Russian Premier league leaders Zenit St Petersburg face what looks like being their biggest test in the title run-in when they travel to face old foes Spartak Moscow on Saturday.

Sevilla beat Rayo Vallecano to move up to fourth
Sevilla beat Rayo Vallecano to move up to fourth

Europa League holders Sevilla maintained their push for a return to the Champions League next season with a comfortable 2-0 win over Rayo Vallecano on Sunday.

Sevilla`s Nico Pareja suffers cruciate ligament injury
Sevilla`s Nico Pareja suffers cruciate ligament injury

Sevilla defender Nico Pareja is set to be out of action for up to seven months after suffering cruciate ligament damage in the Andalusians` Europa League tie away to Zenit St Petersburg on Thursday.

Zenit focus back on league after Europe flop
Zenit focus back on league after Europe flop

Russian Premier League leaders Zenit St Petersburg are hoping to bounce back from their Europa League flop to continue their march towards a domestic title when they take on promoted Arsenal Tula on Sunday.

Holders Sevilla through to Europa League semis
Holders Sevilla through to Europa League semis

Holders Sevilla sealed their place in the semi-finals of the Europa League on Thursday after a dramatic 2-2 draw with Zenit St Petersburg in Russia saw them progress 4-3 on aggregate.

Sevilla`s road to Warsaw must go through Russia
Sevilla`s road to Warsaw must go through Russia

Sevilla put their Europa League crown on the line on Thursday with a treacherous trip to Zenit St Petersburg, while two of the other quarter-finals remain on a knife-edge but Napoli are all but qualified after routing Wolfsburg last week.

After Sevilla loss, Zenit refocus on domestic duties
After Sevilla loss, Zenit refocus on domestic duties

Russian league leaders Zenit St Petersburg hope to bounce back from their 2-1 Europa League defeat at Sevilla when they travel to Kuban Krasnodar on Sunday.

Sevilla aim to shut out under-strength Zenit
Sevilla aim to shut out under-strength Zenit

Sevilla continue their quest for a fourth Europa League title in 10 years when they welcome Russian champions Zenit St Petersburg to the fortress Sanchez Pizjuan on Thursday.

Zenit beat Terek to boost title ambitions
Zenit beat Terek to boost title ambitions

 Zenit St Petersburg further boosted their title ambitions on Wednesday when they battled back to a 2-1 win at Terek Grozny.

Krasnodar beat Kazan in race for Champions League
Krasnodar beat Kazan in race for Champions League

A brace by Uruguayan midfielder Mauricio Pereyra helped FC Krasnodar battle back from a goal down to record a crucial 2-1 win at Rubin Kazan on Tuesday.

Zenit St Petersburg seek revenge in Terek Grozny title push
Zenit St Petersburg seek revenge in Terek Grozny title push

Zenit St Petersburg will be wary of the counter-attacking force of hosts Terek Grozny on Wednesday as the Russian Premier League leaders close on the title.

Hulk brace seals Zenit win in Russian Premier League
Hulk brace seals Zenit win in Russian Premier League

Brazilian forward Hulk scored twice as Zenit St Petersburg extended their Russian Premiership lead with a 2-1 win over CSKA Moscow on Sunday.

Holders Sevilla handed Zenit test, Fiorentina face Kiev in Europa League quarters
Holders Sevilla handed Zenit test, Fiorentina face Kiev in Europa League quarters

Zenit St Petersburg will have to overcome a terrible record against Spanish clubs after being drawn on Friday against Europa League holders Sevilla in the quarter-finals.

Zenit St Petersburg test title ambitions at Dynamo
Zenit St Petersburg test title ambitions at Dynamo

Zenit St Petersburg will bid to bounce back from recent reversals and test their title ambitions at Dynamo Moscow in Russian Premier league action this weekend.