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RUSSIAN PREMIER LEAGUE

2019/2020 Season

POS TEAM W D L PTS
1 Zenit 7 2 1 23
2 CSKA Moscow 7 1 2 22
3 Krasnodar 6 2 2 20
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Lyon held by Zenit in disappointing UCL start

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Lyon could only manage a home draw against Zenit.

Lyon started their Champions League group stage campaign in disappointing fashion as they were held to a 1-1 home draw by Zenit St Petersburg on Tuesday.

Memphis Depay's penalty cancelled out Sardar Azmoun's first-half opener as the French side, who have drawn six straight home Champions League games, dominated after the break without inflicting any serious damage on their opponents.

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Two Russian national team football players were granted parole on Friday after serving part of their prison sentences for a series of brawls.

Zenit St. Petersburg forward Alexander Kokorin and FC Krasnodar midfielder Pavel Mamayev were arrested last October after being accused of two attacks -- one against a man in a Moscow hotel parking lot and another on a senior trade ministry official and a car designer in a cafe.

Kokorin was sentenced to 18 months in prison in May and Mamayev was sentenced...

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Real Madrid will face Paris Saint-Germain, while defending champions Liverpool have been paired with Napoli, Salzburg and Genk in the Champions League group stage this season.

Thirteen-time champions Madrid eliminated the Parisians in the round of 16 in the 2017-18 edition of the competition and have been linked to PSG's biggest stars -- Neymar and Kylian Mbappe -- in recent years.

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Zenit St Petersburg made the error of leaving their Twitter direct messages open to allow their followers to interact with the club directly and in private.

This resulted in the Russian side being absolutely inundated with messages...

Barca sell Malcom to Russia's Zenit for €40m

Stewart Robson cites Barcelona's defeats against Liverpool and Roma in response to Cristiano Ronaldo's comments that money cannot buy a UCL title.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp tells ESPN FC's Melissa Reddy that re-signing Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona would take "big, big money" and "it's not our year for that."

Barcelona have sold winger Malcom to Zenit Saint Petersburg for an initial fee of €40 million just one year after signing the Brazilian from Bordeaux.

Malcom, 22, has signed a five-year deal with Zenit, who could eventually pay Barca up to €5m more in add-ons with the Catalans maintaining a percentage of any future sale.

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Sources have told ESPN FC there was also interest in Malcom from China, Italy and...