December 10, 2014 ended the group stage of the next draw of the UEFA Champions League.
In the season 2014-2015, two Russian clubs took part in the main club European football tournament.
A lot in the UEFA Champions League 2014-2015Expected from the St. Petersburg "Zenith". In August, the Petersburgers learned their rivals in the group, which became the German "Bayer", the Portuguese "Benfica" and the French "Monaco". Some experts predicted a "Zenith" exit from the group. However, in reality everything turned out wrong. After six rounds, Zenit managed to score only 7 points, which determined only the third place in the C-quartet. This allowed the Russian club to stay in the spring stage of the European Cup, but participation in the UEFA Europa League can not be considered by the team as a worthy result. From the "Zenith" clearly expected more.
As a result, Zenit defeated only Benfica (2-0, 1-0). There was a draw in St. Petersburg with Monaco (0-0) and three defeats: two from Bayer (1-2, 0-2) and from Monaco (0-2).
The second Russian club, which took part in theUEFA Champions League 2014-2015, was the Moscow CSKA. CSKA "group of death", in which played "Bavaria", "Manchester City" and "Roma". Objectively German, Italian and English club were stronger. However, the army team could score 5 points in this group. True, this did not help to take place above the last in the group E.
It's worth singling out a successful game of soldiersAgainst Manchester City. CSKA won on the road 2-1, and at home played 2-2. Another army team drawn a draw in the home match with "Roma" (1-1). The remaining three games were lost: "Roma" (1-5) and "Bavaria" (0-1 and 0-3).
The final result did not allow the army team to count on the performance in the European competition in the coming spring.