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Lille vs CSKA Moscow preview - Hazard relishing Champions League debut

Posted Tuesday, September 13, 2011 by PA115 hits

Lille midfielder Eden Hazard is looking forward to making his Champions League debut in their home opener against CSKA Moscow. The sought-after Belgium international will get the chance to test himself against Europe's elite after he played a major role in Lille's breakthrough Ligue 1 success last term. Hazard enjoyed a stellar campaign that drew the interest of bigger clubs around Europe, wit...Full Story »

Spartak Moscow fine Argentine duo over late arrival

Posted Wednesday, July 27, 2011 by YAHOO Sport33 hits

Spartak Moscow have fined Argentina internationals Marcos Rojo and Nicolas Pareja half their monthly wages after the duo arrived late back from the Copa America, the Russian Premier League side said on Wednesday. Spartak coach Valery Karpin also banned the two central defenders from training with the first team for turning up several days late from international duty, the Moscow club said on ...Full Story »

Ajax midfielder De Zeeuw joins Spartak Moscow

Posted Thursday, July 07, 2011 by YAHOO Sport27 hits

Spartak Moscow have completed the signing of Ajax Amsterdam midfielder Demy de Zeeuw, the Russian Premier League club said on Wednesday. The 28-year-old Dutch international signed a long-term contract, Spartak said on their website “I knew Spartak as a very strong side, they beat us twice this year,” De Zeeuw told Russian media, referring to two Ajax defeats by Spartak in the Euro...Full Story »

Obinna signs for Locomotiv Moscow

Posted Monday, June 20, 2011 by YAHOO Sport21 hits

LAGOS (AFP) - Nigerian international forward Victor Obinna has joined top Russian club Locomotiv Moscow on a four-year deal, his agent said Sunday. "Obinna has signed a four-year contract with Locomotiv and he has passed his medical in Moscow," his representative in Nigeria Tony Adele said. The 24-year-old striker has moved to Russia as a free player after Inter Milan did not activate a clause...Full Story »

Russian title contenders Lokomotiv Moscow sack coach

Posted Tuesday, June 07, 2011 by YAHOO Sport105 hits

 Lokomotiv Moscow have fired coach Yuri Krasnozhan despite the railway side being among the Russian Premier League title contenders. “The contract of Yuri Krasnozhan is terminated with immediate effect because of negligence in his job,” Lokomotiv said in a statement on their website  without giving further details. Krasnozhan was sacked following an executive board meetin...Full Story »

Spartak’s Brazilian playmaker Alex to join Corinthians

Posted Friday, May 13, 2011 by YAHOO Sport31 hits

MOSCOW, May 13 (Reuters) - Spartak Moscow playmaker Alex will be joining Brazilian club Corinthians, the Russian Premier League side said on Friday. “Spartak and Corinthians have principally agreed on a deal involving 29-year-old midfielder Alex,” Spartak said on their website ( “Today Alex will fly to Brazil for a medical and to discuss a personal contract...Full Story »

FC Porto beats Spartak Moscow 5-2 in Europa League

Posted Friday, April 15, 2011 by YAHOO Sport14 hits

MOSCOW (AP)—Hulk scored the opener and set up two more goals as FC Porto routed Spartak Moscow 5-2 in the second leg of the Europa League quarterfinals to advance 10-3 on aggregate on Thursday. “We are very, very happy with what we did today and in the first leg because we were able to go through to the semifinals,” Porto coach Andre Villas-Boas said. In the semifinals in two...Full Story »

Moscow pain can spur on Chelsea against United, says Frank Lampard

Posted Wednesday, April 06, 2011 by theguardian.com66 hits

• Midfielder calls on Chelsea to 'put right' their 2008 final defeat• Carlo Ancelotti likely to play Torres and Drogba up front Frank Lampard will make his 500th appearance for Chelsea in the Champions League quarter-final against Manchester United. Frank Lampard has admitted Chelsea have been weighed down by the "burden" of their inability to win the club's first European Cup, bu...Full Story »

UEFA Announce Sanctions For Spartak Moscow & Zilina

Posted Saturday, December 18, 2010 by Goal.com42 hits

UEFA has made the decision to penalise Russian powerhouse Spartak Moscow and Slovakian side Zilina following the events in their Champions League encounter last week.The UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body has announced that Spartak Moscow have been ordered to play one UEFA competition home match behind closed doors. This sanction is deferred for a probationary period of two years.The Moscow-base...Full Story »

Sparta Prague Vs CSKA Moscow preview

Posted Wednesday, December 15, 2010 by WOSB.com357 hits

The Europa League football match between Sparta Prague and CSKA Moscow kicks off on 15 December 2010. Sparta Prague has played 8 Czech Gambrinus Liga matches this season on Generali Arena. On home ground Sparta Prague has won 5, drawn 1 and lost 2 matches. This ranks the Zelezna Sparta (Iron Sparta) 5th in home team performance in the Czech Gambrinus Liga. CSKA Moscow has played 15 Russian Pre...Full Story »

Crowd trouble mars Spartak win

Posted Wednesday, December 08, 2010 by PA23 hits

Spartak Moscow came from behind to seal a 2-1 Champions League Group F win on a night which saw fans from 2018 World Cup host nation Russia bring shame on European football.Tomas Majtan headed Slovakian minnows MSK Zilina in front just after half-time but Brazilians Alex and Ibson turned the game around by the hour mark.Ibson's night turned sour as he was sent off 12 minutes from time, but his ...Full Story »

MSK Zilina vs Spartak Moscow preview - Hapal not keen on pointless adventure

Posted Wednesday, December 08, 2010 by PA102 hits

MSK Zilina boss Pavel Hapal is desperate for his team to avoid the ignominy of finishing their debut Champions League group stage campaign without a point. The Slovakian champions are yet to get off the mark in Group F heading into their final fixture at home to Spartak Moscow night. It has been a rough introduction to life in Europe's premier club competition for Hapal's side who have concede...Full Story »

Spartak Moscow vs Marseille preview - Mandanda ready for "small final"

Posted Tuesday, November 23, 2010 by PA95 hits

Marseille goalkeeper Steve Mandanda believes their Champions League clash at Spartak Moscow will be a "small final" for both teams as they battle it out for a place in the knockout stages. With two rounds remaining, the teams are level on six points - six points behind leaders Chelsea - with only the top two in the pool progressing to the last 16 of the competition. Spartak currently hold that...Full Story »

CSKA Moscow Vs Palermo preview

Posted Thursday, November 04, 2010 by WOSB.com49 hits

The Europa League football match between CSKA Moscow and Palermo kicks off on at 19:00 CET 4 November 2010. CSKA Moscow has played 13 Russian Premier League matches this season on Luzhniki Stadium. On home ground CSKA Moscow has won 7, drawn 4 and lost 2 matches. This ranks the Koni (Horses) 7th in home team performance in the Russian Premier League. Palermo has played 4 Italy Serie A matches ...Full Story »

Chelsea 4-1 Spartak Moscow - Euro progression secured for Chelsea

Posted Wednesday, November 03, 2010 by PA15 hits

Chelsea qualified for the knockout stages of the Champions League with a second-half demolition of Spartak Moscow, triumphing 4-1 at Stamford Bridge After a lacklustre opening half, Chelsea made it four straight wins in Group F thanks to goals from Nicolas Anelka, two from Branislav Ivanovic and a penalty from Didier Drogba. Substitute Nikita Bazhenov scored a late consolation goal for the Rus...Full Story »

Chelsea vs Spartak Moscow preview - Duo missing for Blues

Posted Wednesday, November 03, 2010 by PA116 hits

Chelsea coach Carlo Ancelotti will be without two of his star names for Tuesday`s night's Champions League Group F clash with Spartak Moscow at Stamford Bridge. An ankle injury has robbed Ancelotti of France international Florent Malouda while midfielder Frank Lampard remains sidelined with a groin injury. Yossi Benayoun and Jose Bosingwa are also notable absentees for the hosts. Victory over...Full Story »

Spartak inflict Zenit's first defeat

Posted Thursday, October 28, 2010 by YAHOO Sport39 hits

MOSCOW (AFP) - Russian league leaders Zenit St Petersburg were beaten for the first time this season on Wednesday in a 1-0 reverse at the hands of nine-time champions Spartak Moscow. Despite the defeat Zenit remain top of the table with 57 points from 24 matches, six points ahead of defending champions Rubin Kazan, who have also played a game more. CSKA Moscow, who drew 0-0 with city rivals Dy...Full Story »

Blues march on after Spartak success

Posted Tuesday, October 19, 2010 by PA7 hits

Chelsea banished the memories of their 2008 Champions League final defeat in the Luzhniki Stadium with an impressive 2-0 victory at Spartak Moscow. First-half goals from Yury Zhirkov and Nicolas Anelka gave the visitors the momentum to secure a win that now puts them three points clear at the top of Group F. Victory over the Moscow giants at Stamford Bridge in a fortnight's time will guarantee...Full Story »

Spartak Moscow 3-0 MSK Zilina - Spartak too strong for Slovakians

Posted Tuesday, September 28, 2010 by PA18 hits

Brazilian striker Ari struck twice as Spartak Moscow stepped up their push for a place in the Champions League knock-out stages beating MSK Zilina 3-0. Ari's compatriot Welliton had been the player Zilina feared the most, after his 16 goals in 17 domestic league appearances for Spartak this year. But former AZ Alkmaar frontman Ari was the player who made the difference between the teams, scori...Full Story »

Spartak stun Marseille

Posted Wednesday, September 15, 2010 by PA10 hits

Marseille were beaten 1-0 by Spartak Moscow in their Champions League opener despite dominating at the Stade Velodrome.The hosts had the better chances and the bulk of possession throughout but were thwarted by their own poor finishing and the excellence of Spartak goalkeeper Andrei Dikan.Cesar Azpilicueta's unfortunate own-goal nine minutes from time proved decisive, but even then the French s...Full Story »

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