Zenit St Petersburg edged closer towards a place in the last 16 of the Champions League on Tuesday after a 3-1 home victory over Lyon in Group H.
With the second division of Champions League having boiled down to the round of 16, lets take a look at the action an how some of heavy weights fared. English Teams Struggle Of the three remaining English Teams, Tottenham, Liverpool and Everton, the one in poorest form in the local league has absolutely destroyed its opponent to storm into the round of 16. Everton faced Swiss side BSC Young Boys and handed them a thrashing. Having beaten them 4-1 away, there was almost no way back for the men in yellow and black. However back home Everton showed no mercy. Much like the terminator eliminating man, woman or child that stood in front of it, Everton went on to win 3-1 to take the aggregate score to 7-2. Romelu Lukaku has shone in this competition scoring a hatrick and a brace in each of the fixtures. Tottenham Hotspurs have been favourites for this competition in that past few games. Right […]
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.