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Champions League: Spartak Moscow Fan Shoots Flare Gun At Referee During Match Against Maribor (Video)

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Spartak Moscow can probably expect a letter from UEFA waiting on their doormat when they get home tomorrow morning after fans of the Russian club threw themselves a pyro party in the away end of NK Maribor's People's Garden stadium.

Indeed, at one point a flare gun was aimed and fired directly into the middle of the pitch, narrowly missing several players and the referee.

Retro Football: Blackburn Teammates David Batty And Graeme Le Saux Have A Punch-Up, 1995 (Video)

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Before Leicester City stormed the grand UEFA citadel, you have to go right back to 1995 for the last time a "small" Premier League sidefound their way into the Champions League.

Thankfully, reigning champions Blackburn Rovers did the nation proud by finishing slap, bang, bottom of their group and crashing out at the first hurdle.

‘The Greatest 15 Minutes Of My Life’ – Kim Kallstrom’s Account Of His Brief Arsenal Career Will Warm Your Cold, Cynical Cockles

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In the grand scheme of things, Kim Kallstrom's ever-so-brief stint as an Arsenal player in 2014 is fairly unlikely to go down as anything more than a blip of a footnote in the club's grand history.

The Swedish midfielder signed on loan from Spartak Moscow in the final few hours of transfer deadline day of January, 2014.

Gladiators, Ready! Spartak Moscow Fan Runs The Gauntlet, Evades Long Line Of Stewards On His Way To The Pitch (Video)

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Zenit St. Petersburgsoundlywhupped Spartak Moscow in the Russian Premier League on Saturday evening, scoring freely in a comfortable 5-2 win played out in front of a ravenous crowd.

Alas, it all got too much for one Spartak fan, who burst out of the terracesonly to find a procession of stewards in between him and the pitch.

Champions League

Hoffenheim Result, Champions League Draw And The League Cup

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So firstly, at 4:15am this morning, or some ungodly hour close to that, Liverpool drew Leicester away in the League Cup. Whilst we should care, none of us really do at the moment because we're all still hyped about the Hoffenheim win.
The Reds' 4-2 (Agg 6-3) victory over the German side means they have secured their place in Pot 3 of the Champions League draw which will take place by the time I have uploaded this post to blogger (don't worry I'll add commentary at the end).

Sporting CP Update

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Following Sporting's disappointing elimination from the Champions League at the hands of CSKA Moscow, the draw for the Europa League was held last Friday to determine the groups for the group phase. The path to St. Jakob-Park in Basel, Switzerland looks like it'll be a rocky road after Sporting was drawn into a group with Besiktas (Turkey), Spartak Moscow (Russia), and Skenderdeu (Albania).

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Milan striker Niang set for Spartak switch

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Milan (AFP) – French striker M’Baye Niang is set to end his frustrating four-year spell at AC Milan by signing a four-year deal with Russian league side Spartak Moscow, reports said Friday.

Niang spent last season on loan at Watford, who opted not to buy the Frenchman, and he is now surplus to requirements at Milan after Porto striker Andre Silva and Franck Kessie (Atalanta) were recently acquired by the Serie A giants.

Milan striker Niang set for Spartak switch

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Milan (AFP) – French striker M’Baye Niang is set to end his frustrating four-year spell at AC Milan by signing a four-year deal with Russian league side Spartak Moscow, reports said Friday.

Niang spent last season on loan at Watford, who opted not to buy the Frenchman, and he is now surplus to requirements at Milan after Porto striker Andre Silva and Franck Kessie (Atalanta) were recently acquired by the Serie A giants.

Russia rally for a 1-1 draw with Chile

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Moscow (AFP) – Confederations Cup hosts Russia and Copa America holders Chile played out a 1-1 draw here on Friday in a first ever meeting between the sides in the post-Soviet era.

Mauricio Isla of Cagliari was on target for the South Americans, while CSKA Moscow full back Viktor Vasin fired his side level.

Russia rally for a 1-1 draw with Chile in football

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Moscow (AFP) – Confederations Cup hosts Russia and Copa America holders Chile played out a 1-1 draw here on Friday in a first ever meeting between the sides in the post-Soviet era.

Mauricio Isla of Cagliari was on target for the South Americans, while CSKA Moscow full back Viktor Vasin fired his side level.

Russia rally for a 1-1 draw with Chile in football

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Moscow (AFP) – Confederations Cup hosts Russia and Copa America holders Chile played out a 1-1 draw here on Friday in a first ever meeting between the sides in the post-Soviet era.

Mauricio Isla of Cagliari was on target for the South Americans, while CSKA Moscow full back Viktor Vasin fired his side level.

Russian coach names home-based Confederations Cup squad

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Moscow (AFP) – Russia coach Stanislav Cherchesov on Wednesday named an entirely home-based 23-man squad for the Confederations Cup, which the country will host from June 17.

Cherchesov chose five players from newly-crowned champions Spartak Moscow, although full back Roman Zobnin is not amongst them as he is sidelined with a knee injury sustained in Monday’s 3-0 friendly win over Hungary.

Russian coach names home-based Confederations Cup squad

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Moscow (AFP) – Russia coach Stanislav Cherchesov on Wednesday named an entirely home-based 23-man squad for the Confederations Cup, which the country will host from June 17.

Cherchesov chose five players from newly-crowned champions Spartak Moscow, although full back Roman Zobnin is not amongst them as he is sidelined with a knee injury sustained in Monday’s 3-0 friendly win over Hungary.

Zenit win to boost Champions League hopes

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Moscow (AFP) – Zenit St Petersburg gave their hopes of reaching next season’s Champions League a major boost with a 2-0 win at bottom club Tomsk on Monday.

Midfielder Oleg Shatov and skipper Danny both scored to give Zenit a well-deserved win which lifted them into second, eight points behind the league leaders Spartak Moscow with four games left.

Zenit win to boost Champions League hopes

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Moscow (AFP) – Zenit St Petersburg gave their hopes of reaching next season’s Champions League a major boost with a 2-0 win at bottom club Tomsk on Monday.

Midfielder Oleg Shatov and skipper Danny both scored to give Zenit a well-deserved win which lifted them into second, eight points behind the league leaders Spartak Moscow with four games left.

England-based pair give Ivory Coast football win in Russia

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Moscow (AFP) – England-based pair Jonathan Kodjia of Aston Villa and Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha fired Ivory Coast to a 2-0 win over Russia in a friendly at Krasnodar on Friday.

It was Russia’s third defeat in six matches since Stanislav Cherchesov took over as manager in August - the other two coming against Costa Rica and Qatar last year.

Flawless Atletico hunt perfect six at Bayern

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Berlin (AFP) Atletico Madrid can make club history at Bayern Munich on Tuesday as the Spaniards look for a record sixth group stage win with both teams through to the last 16.

Diego Simeone's men arrive in Munich as the only side with a 100 percent record after five wins from five Champions League games.

Flawless Atletico hunt perfect six at Bayern

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Berlin (AFP) Atletico Madrid can make club history at Bayern Munich on Tuesday as the Spaniards look for a record sixth group stage win with both teams through to the last 16.

Diego Simeone's men arrive in Munich as the only side with a 100 percent record after five wins from five Champions League games.

Zenit face Krasnodar boosted by Europe run

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Moscow (AFP) Zenit St Petersburg face Krasnodar this weekend boosted by a fifth straight win in the Europa League and the return of three players from suspension.

Zenit are placed second in the Russian Premier League, three points behind Spartak Moscow who play Terek Grozny.

After Thursday's 2-0 Europa League defeat of Israeli side Maccabi Tel-Aviv Zenit coach Mircea Lucescu said: "I'm happy with the wins in our last matches against Samara and Maccabi.

Russian exile over for party-boy Kokorin

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Moscow (AFP) Russia recalled striker Alexander Kokorin on Tuesday, ending his exile after a video emerged of him cavorting at a champagne-fuelled party in Monaco shortly after Russia's early exit from Euro 2016.

Manager Stanislav Cherchesovincluded the Zenit St Petersburg forward in a 24-man squad for the 2018 World Cup hosts for November friendlies away at Qatar and against Romania in Grozny.

Zenit beat Ural to join Spartak on top in Russia

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Moscow (AFP) Zenit St Petersburg beat Ural Yekaterinburg 2-0 on Sunday to go level on points with Russian Premier League leaders Spartak Moscow.

Spartak kept top spot having won more games, with Zenit joining them on 22 points after maintaining their unbeaten start to the season.

Reigning champions CSKA, who beat Ufa 1-0 on Friday, are one point behind in third.

Zenit beat Ural to join Spartak on top in Russia

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Moscow (AFP) Zenit St Petersburg beat Ural Yekaterinburg 2-0 on Sunday to go level on points with Russian Premier League leaders Spartak Moscow.

Spartak kept top spot having won more games, with Zenit joining them on 22 points after maintaining their unbeaten start to the season.

Reigning champions CSKA, who beat Ufa 1-0 on Friday, are one point behind in third.

Paris Saint Germain

PSG’s Emery has poor record against Barcelona

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery has managed teams against Barcelona 23 times since 2007. Here is the size of his challenge in five figures as his side prepare to take on the Spanish superstars in the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday:

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Emery, who moved from Sevilla last year and has also coached Lorca, Almeria, Valencia and Spartak Moscow, has won just once against Barcelona, lost 16 times and drawn six.

PSG’s Emery has poor record against Barcelona

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery has managed teams against Barcelona 23 times since 2007. Here is the size of his challenge in five figures as his side prepare to take on the Spanish superstars in the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday:

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Emery, who moved from Sevilla last year and has also coached Lorca, Almeria, Valencia and Spartak Moscow, has won just once against Barcelona, lost 16 times and drawn six.

Russian Premier League

Zenit St Petersburg face stern test of unbeaten start

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Moscow (AFP) Russian Premier League joint leaders Zenit St Petersburg face a tough game at Terek Grozny on Sunday as they look to maintain their unbeaten run after making progress in the Europa League.

Zenit, the Premier League's only unbeaten side, sit second, level on points with Spartak Moscow, who top the table having won more matches this term.

Spartak Moscow 2016/17 Nike Home and Away Kits

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Fiery Moscow derby marks Russian winter end

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After a long winter lay-off the Russian Premier League is back with a bang this weekend as leaders CSKA Moscow welcome city rivals Spartak for the nation's most hotly disputed derby.

CSKA top the table with 37 points from 18 matches, three ahead of second-placed Rostov, while another Moscow outfit, Lokomotiv sit, third two points further back.

Fiery Moscow derby marks Russian winter end

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After a long winter lay-off the Russian Premier League is back with a bang this weekend as leaders CSKA Moscow welcome city rivals Spartak for the nation's most hotly disputed derby.

CSKA top the table with 37 points from 18 matches, three ahead of second-placed Rostov, while another Moscow outfit, Lokomotiv sit, third two points further back.

Generation Next: 5 exciting young talents to watch in the Russian Premier League in 2016

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Former Arsenal Midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong Sent Off In Russia For Reacting To Racist Abuse (Video)

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Emmanuel Frimpong never quite made the grade with Arsenal, with the Ghanaian international now plying his trade in the Russian Premier League with Ufa.

Russian football is no stranger to racism and in Ufa's clash with Spartak Moscow on Friday, Frimpong reacted to vile'monkey chants'from the opposition fans, with the 23-year-old flipping the bird in retaliation.

English Premier League

Leaders Spartak regroup for Zenit after Ufa flop

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Moscow (AFP) Russian Premier League table-toppers Spartak Moscow hope to bounce back from last week's 1-0 home defeat to minnows Ufa when they visit Zenit St Petersburg on Sunday.

Despite last weekend's shock, Spartak still have a one-point lead at the top over second-placed reigning champions CSKA, while Zenit sit third, two points further back.

Leaders Spartak regroup for Zenit after Ufa flop

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Moscow (AFP) Russian Premier League table-toppers Spartak Moscow hope to bounce back from last week's 1-0 home defeat to minnows Ufa when they visit Zenit St Petersburg on Sunday.

Despite last weekend's shock, Spartak still have a one-point lead at the top over second-placed reigning champions CSKA, while Zenit sit third, two points further back.

Spartak Moscow will do anything to sign unhappy Chelsea midfielder in January

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Spartak Moscow will do anything to sign unhappy Chelsea midfielder in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Former Basel manager Murat Yakin is planning to sign Chelsea midfielder Mohamed Salah for Spartak Moscow in January.

The Egyptian international joined the West London club earlier this year during the last season's mid-season transfer window.

SALAH: Spartak Moscow boss willing to beg to try and sign him next month!

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Mohamed Salah is a Chelsea player who finds himself on the fringes of the first team. But for Cup games so far this season, Salah has hardly featured at all. His old boss at Basel Murat Yakin has stated that he wants to sign him for new club Spartak Moscow.

Mohamed Salah thrived in Basel and became a thorn in Chelsea side over a few seasons running, playing with confidence and scoring goals.

Transfer News and Gossip

Spartak Moscow boss admits he will ‘beg’ to land Chelsea flop Mohamed Salah

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Spartak Moscow boss Murat Yakin has admitted he will "beg" to sign Chelsea flop Mohamed Salah in January with his side set to...

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Arsenal want Spartak Moscow midfielder Romulo

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Spartak Moscow star Romulo is a January transfer target for Arsenal, according to reports. The Gunners are keen to add a holding midfielder to their...

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Russian exile over for party-boy Kokorin

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Moscow (AFP) Russia recalled striker Alexander Kokorin on Tuesday, ending his exile after a video emerged of him cavorting at a champagne-fuelled party in Monaco shortly after Russia's early exit from Euro 2016.

Manager Stanislav Cherchesovincluded the Zenit St Petersburg forward in a 24-man squad for the 2018 World Cup hosts for November friendlies away at Qatar and against Romania in Grozny.

Newcastle Keen On Dutch International Winger

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There is news in De Telegraaf in Holland that Newcastle are watchingSpartak Moscow winger Quincy Promes, with the news that Newcastle scouts were at the game on on Friday night when the US, managed by former German striker Jurgen Klinsmann, scored three goals in the last 20 minutes of the game to come from 3-1 [.

Spartak Moscow Players Raise Over £5,000 For 102-Year-Old Fan Robbed Of His Life Savings

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By Chris Wright

Clocking in at the ripe old age of 102, we think it's fair to say that Otto Fischer is very probably Spartak Moscow's oldest living fan (if not, then he's definitely in the Top 5).

Anywho, when the Spartak players learned that poor Otto had had his life-savings pinched by a conman posing as a social worker, they immediately had a whip-round to help replenishthe old chap's coffers.

Arsenal move closer to signing Brazilian international star in January

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Every Arsenal fan knows that the club is in desperate need of a strong defensive midfielder urgently and even Arsene Wenger has admitted that he needs a buy some defensive reinforcements in January (much to our surprise!) Recently it was reported that the Gunners were preparing to make a £9.5m offer for Spartak Moscow's Romulo, [.