Leicester City gets a home Champions League match, Spurs head to Russia, and two of the world’s best attacks meet in Germany; Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League slate is pretty tasty. An out-of-form Cristiano Ronaldo has Real Madrid in a mini-slump, and a trip to Borussia Dortmund isn’t exactly the antidote now, is it? Normally we wouldn’t dial that up, but Ronaldo has a knack for shining brightly when folks question him. We’ve seen this one before. Expect a highlight-reel night from CR7, but perhaps the same from high-flying BVB. Spurs are buoyed by the news that Harry Kane‘s injury may not be as serious as first thought, but could be sunk back into the depths with a loss at CSKA Moscow on Tuesday.
Sept 26 (Gracenote) - Results and standings from the Russian championship matches on Monday Monday, September 26 Amkar Perm 0 Krylya Sovietov Samara 0 Rubin Kazan 2 Tom Tomsk 1 Sunday, September 25 Anzhi Makhachkala 2 Zenit
In a few hours, Tottenham Hotspur will play CSKA Moscow at the Arena CSKA in Russia. There are reportedly a few hundred Spurs fans that have made the trip to Moscow to watch them play, and yesterday the club had some advice for traveling support, suggesting they keep their heads down until they’re in the stadium. There’s been a fair amount of hand-wringing about this match, especially in light of the fan violence involving Russian and English fans at this summer’s European Championships in France. While the vast majority of football fans in both nations are friendly and welcoming, it’s not at all unheard of for fans who openly support an opposing team to encounter problems, especially in European competition.