CSKA Moscow stretched its lead at the head of the
With second-placed Anzhi Makhachkala held at home by Krylya Sovetov, CSKA enhanced its title prospects thanks to a 17th-minute goal from attacking midfielder Alan Dzagoev.
It was a bad day for Anzhi Makhachkala but it might have been worse.
It had a one-man advantage from the 37th minute of its match after Krylya Sovetov had Alexander Amisulashvili sent off, but the visitor which stands third bottom in the table then took a 64th-minute lead through Sergey Kornilenko.
Anzhi had a long trip to
However it at least salvaged some reward, with
Third-placed Zenit St Petersburg also went out of the Europa League in midweek as Swiss side Basel took its scalp, but Zenit returned to winning ways, edging a home tussle with Mordovia Saransk by a 1-0 margin.
Striker Hulk put Zenit ahead after 55 minutes, and Mordovia was reduced to 10 men six minutes later as
Russian Premier League
Spartak Moscow passed up the chance to move top of the Russian Premier League standings as it went down 1-0 at struggling Terek Grozny.