Russian football may have gotten off to a shaky start in the 2009-10 Champions League, but the last two weeks have seen a measure of redemption. On Tuesday, CSKA Moskva came within minutes of a historic win at Old Trafford, while Rubin continued to their improved form by taking a fourth point in two matches from Barcelona. On this episode of Russian Football Now, hosts Chris Riordan and Richard Farley breakdown each result while reflecting on the turn on the Russian league’s continental fortunes since the first match day.
After discussing Champions League, your hosts discuss league action: looking back on last week while discussing this week’s figures, including Rubin’s trip to Luzhniki Stadium to face CSKA. With Rubin only one point up on Spartak Moskva with three matches remaining, the Russian league title is still very much in doubt.
That, plus discussion of Guus Hiddink’s call-ups for the impending World Cup Qualifying playoff against Slovenia, on this week’s Russian Football Now podcast.