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RUSSIAN PREMIER LEAGUE

2017/2018 Season

POS TEAM W D L PTS
3 Loko Moscow 6 2 2 20
4 CSKA Moscow 6 1 3 19
5 Rostov 4 4 2 16
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Timur Zhamaletdinov rallies CSKA Moscow to victory at Benfica

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A questionable PK call handed Moscow a chance to level matters in Lisbon, where they eventually went on to score a winner.

CSKA Moscow forward Timur Zhamaletdinov made a memorable Champions League debut on Tuesday by scoring the winner in a 2-1 comeback victory at Benfica in Group A.

The 20-year-old substitute was on hand to prod in a rebound in the 73rd minute, four minutes into his first Champions League game.

The chance came after a ball over the top found CSKA defender Viktor Vasin in the opposition box. Vasin turned and shot, showing off skills more typical of a striker, and goalkeeper Bruno Varela could only parry...

Liverpool and Manchester United to travel to Moscow in same week

Shaka Hislop dissects the UCL draw for each Premier League club and evaluates their chances of advancing from their groups.

Liverpool and Manchester United will play in Moscow on successive nights next month after English football's greatest rivals were paired to face Spartak and CSKA respectively in the group stages of the Champions League.

United will play against CSKA on Sept. 27, just 24 hours after Liverpool take on Russian champions Spartak in the Spartak Arena.

Rival fans of the Russian clubs could also be traveling through Manchester Airport at about the same time for their games in England on Dec. 5-6.

Liverpool...

 By Nick Ames

Benfica, Man United, Basel, CSKA Moscow in Champions League Group A

The ESPN FC crew discuss the Champions League draw.
The ESPN FC crew discuss the Champions League draw.

Now that the Champions League draw has been completed, here's a preview for Group A. Who do you think will go through?

Predicted finish

1. Manchester United
2. Benfica
3. CSKA Moscow
4. Basel

Benfica  

Last season Benfica looked a good bet to reach the quarterfinals before Borussia Dortmund emphatically overturned a 1-0 deficit in the round of 16. They should be powerful this time around after setting a new record of 36 Portuguese league titles although there has been the predictable...