A depleted Real Madrid suffered a shock 1-0 Champions League defeat at CSKA Moscow on Tuesday, extending a poor run of form for the holders that has left them without a win in three games.
A brilliant victory for the Russian side, however, was marred in the final stages of a highly charged game in the Luzhniki stadium when CSKA keeper Igor Akinfeev was sent off for a second yellow card seconds before the final whistle.
The result continued a dismal streak for Madrid, who have won only two of their...
Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev has retired from international soccer after leading the national side as captain to this year's World Cup quarterfinals on home soil.
The 32-year-old CSKA Moscow player's acrobatic penalty saves captivated home crowds and helped Russia to their best tournament finish since the collapse of the Soviet Union.
"There is a beginning and an end to every story," Akinfeev was quoted as saying on CSKA's website. "My story with the national team has also reached its logical...
CSKA Moscow salvaged a 2-2 draw with Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League on Wednesday after a penalty deep in stoppage time.
Plzen was leading on Michael Krmencik's brace before Jan Kovarik's foul gave CSKA a spot kick, which was converted by Nikola Vlasic.
Krmencik scored the opening goal from close range in the 29th minute after a header from Radim Reznik and added his second from David Limbersky's cross 12 minutes later.
CSKA came back into contention in the second half when Vlasic crossed...