RFPL Round 20: Results & Team of the Week

Week 20 in the RFPL marks the end of the Apertura, and the Winter Break is finally upon us. Unlike in Western Europe, this is actually a longer pause of play than in the summer, so expect some major overhauls and transfer dealings. Zenit St. Petersburg are getting their business done already just today confirming the signing of Anton Zabolotny on a three and a half year deal from local 'rivals' Tosno. The striker did not play for Tosno at the weekend, who lost 3-1 at home to league leaders … [Read more...]

RFPL Round 19: Results & Team of the Week

The most recent edition of our Team of the Week seems a little two-sided, literally. Seven of the players involved come from CSKA or Anzhi after their respective impressive 6-0 and 4-0 results at home to Tosno and SKA. Such was the dominant performance of CSKA's supremely talented midfield, all three were going to make up the RFN TOTW midfield trio, but Aleksandr Golovin was omitted due to his penalty miss (despite that brilliant goal). Elsewhere, Zenit returned to winning ways with a 2-1 … [Read more...]

RFPL Round 18: Results & Team of the Week

  This week's results were finally somewhat easier to predict, with a few expected scorelines such as Amkar's low-scoring home victory and CSKA, Lokomotiv and Rostov all winning. Ural's fine unbeaten home record came to an end on Saturday, and who else but former Uraltsy hitman Fedor Smolov? The RFN Top 50 2016 winner was presented with his award by our regular Englishman in Siberia, Andrew Flint and the Krasnodar striker looked almost as happy to receive it as he did to … [Read more...]

RFPL Round 17: Results and Team of the Week

In what is arguably the most unpredictable and exciting RFPL season in years, results took somewhat of a turn towards normality in Round 17. Last week, only two of the top five recorded victories (Krasnodar and Spartak), here, four did. Loko, Zenit, CSKA and Spartak all won, with only Krasnodar missing out because they played in-form Spartak. As a result, six of the players picked featured for these sides. Spartak destroyed Krasnodar in Krasnodar this week, and Sergei Galitsky must surely be … [Read more...]

2013/2014 Russian Cup

FIXTURES Russian Cup Round of 32 October 30: Shinnik - Spartak Tosno - Ural Dolgoprudny - Krasnodar Khimik - CSKA Mordovia - Amkar Angusht - Rostov Salyut - Dynamo Rotor - Lokomotiv Tyumen - Zenit Gazovik - Tom Luch-Energiya - Rubin SKA-Energiya - Volga October 31: Zvezda - Kuban Sokol - Krylia Sovetov Neftekhimik - Terek Alania - Anzhi RESULTS Russian Cup Fourth Round August 31: Spartak Nalchik 1-2 Alania Zvezda Ryazan 2-1 Torpedo Avangard 1-2 … [Read more...]

2013/2014 Champions League and Europa League

Complete schedule of Russian club action in the Europa League and Champions League. Check back regularly for results and updated fixtures. All times Moscow Standard. Champions League Group Stage, Matchday 1 September 17: Bayern Munich 3-0 CSKA Viktoria Plzen 0-3 Manchester City September 18: Atletico Madrid 3-1 Zenit Austria Wien 0-1 Porto Europa League Group Stage, Matchday 1 September 19: St. Gallen 2-0 Kuban Valencia 0-3 Swansea City Maribor 2-5 Rubin Zulte Waregem 0-0 … [Read more...]

2014 World Cup UEFA Qualifying Group F

FIXTURES September 6, 2013: Russia 4-1 Luxembourg Northern Ireland 4-2 Portugal September 7, 2013: Israel - Azerbaijan September 10, 2013: Russia - Israel Luxembourg - Northern Ireland October 11, 2013: Portugal - Israel Luxembourg - Russia Azerbaijan - Northern Ireland October 15, 2013: Israel - Northern Ireland Portugal - Luxembourg Azerbaijan - Russia RESULTS September 7, 2012: Russia 2-0 Northern Ireland Luxembourg 1-2 Portugal Azerbaijan 1-1 … [Read more...]

2013-2014 Russian Cup Calendar

Check back for latest fixtures and results. July 7: Russian Cup First Round MITOS 3-1 SKVO Olimpiya 2-4 Energiya Vityaz Krymsk 2-1 Biolog-Novokubansk Dagdizel 2-0 Druzhba July 10: Russian Cup First Round Volga Tver 1-2 Dnepr Dynamo Kostroma 1-1 (3-1) Spartak Kostroma Tekstilshchik 4-2 Torpedo Vladimir Trevis i VVK 0-1 Rus Tosno 2-0 Vologda Kolomna 1-2 Znamya Truda Zenit Moscow 0-6 Strogino July 11: Russian Cup First Round Zvezda Ryazan 3-0 Tambov Khimik Novomoskovsk … [Read more...]