Russian league resumes after winter break

The Russian soccer league resumed this Friday, after more than two months of winter break, with the victory of a modest one, Rotor, over another, Tambov. (1-3)

In this way, the newly promoted Rotor of Volgograd climbed to 13th place and sank even more the Tambov, which is the red lantern of the classification.

The leaders, Zenit, who are four points ahead of second, CSKA Moscow, host Valeri Karpin’s Rostov, who is fifth, on Saturday.

The current league champion’s game continues to raise many doubts and, in fact, he was eliminated this week in the round of 16 of the Russian Cup by Arsenal.

The club sponsored by the Gazprom consortium will not be able to count on Brazilian Malcom, who was injured during the winter preseason.

The former Barcelona player, who turned 24 today, will be absent for several weeks after damaging his knee during a friendly match against the Jordanian team.

The match of the day will be played tomorrow by Lokomotiv, eighth classified, and CSKA, which was reinforced in winter with Venezuelan striker Salomón Rondón.