Red Review: Europe beware – the Russians are coming

It has been a week of differing fortunes for Russian football, as an inauspicious start to the domestic campaign was followed by midweek success beyond its borders. As most of the last seven day’s attentions in the Champions League focussed on Jose Mourinho’s return to – and humbling of – his former club, arguably a greater upset was going on fairly unnoticed in sunny Spain.

CSKA Moscow defied the odds to record a famous victory for club and country against La Liga flyers Sevilla. After drawing 1-1 at the Luzhniki Stadium a fortnight previous, the Army-Men produced a fine display in Andaluc

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