An early goal by Viktor Faizulin propelled champions Zenit St Petersburg to a 1-0 win at Lokomotiv Moscow.
Zenit St Petersburg kept alive their slim hopes of retaining their Russian league title with a 3-0 win over Terek Grozny.
Russia coach Fabio Capello has dropped three players from his initial squad for the World Cup qualifier in Northern Ireland.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers refused to lay the blame for their 2-0 Europa League defeat to Zenit St Petersburg on the chances Luis Suarez missed.
Russia coach Fabio Capello has called up Oleg Ivanov and Igor Lebedenko for the friendly against Iceland.
A second-half strike by Konstantin Zyryanov helped Zenit St Petersburg salvage a 1-1 home draw against Anzhi Makhachkala.
Zenit St Petersburg's Alexander Kerzhakov will miss their final Champions League Group C match at AC Milan.
Malaga rested several star players yet still enjoyed a productive night at Zenit St Petersburg in a 2-2 draw that saw them win Champions League Group C.
Zenit St Petersburg picked up their first win of the Champions League with a 1-0 victory against Anderlecht courtesy of an Aleksandr Kerzhakov penalty.
Northern Ireland held Portugal to a 1-1 draw in World Cup qualifying Group F after a heroic performance at Porto's Estadio do Dragao.
A goal from Aleksandr Kerzhakov gave Russia a 1-0 win over Group F rivals Portugal in their World Cup qualifier at the Luzhniki Stadium.
Russia coach Fabio Capello has kept faith with national team captain Igor Denisov, retaining the disgruntled Zenit St Petersburg midfielder.
Samuel Eto'o and Lacina Traore each scored a goal to power high-flying Anzhi Makhachkala to the top of the Russian Premier League.
Zenit St Petersburg have recalled leading striker Alexander Kerzhakov to the first team after he made peace with coach Luciano Spalletti.
Russia have called up out-of-favour Zenit St Petersburg duo Igor Denisov and Alexander Kerzhakov for next month's World Cup qualifiers.
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