Andre Villas-Boas's Russian league leaders Zenit St Petersburg face their first serious test this season as they look to defend their perfect record against FC Krasnodar on Saturday.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is eager to sign at least one defensive midfielder in January and he has planned a £9.5m move for Spartak Moscow starlet Romulo.
TheHardTackle takes a look at the Budding Ultra culture in Russia
The Russian national team showed some promise after an imperious Euro 2008 but since the event, it has only been a case of going downhill. TheHardTackle's Footblog contest winner Kumar Shivam takes a look at the last couple of years in Russian football and notes the areas of concern.
As the Europa League reaches to the second leg of the Quarter-Finals, three of the four ties have been almost decided. Will the Portuguese teams continue to dominate the competition or are there few upsets in store? TheHardTackle preview all the four matches.
Second day of Matchday-1 of UCL 2010-11 features former champions Real Madrid take on Ajax, along with a host of mouth watering games. TheHardTackle previews the matches...