Saturday, July 22, 2017

CSKA Moscow wins fifth RPL title in match against Lokomotiv

CSKA Moscow defeated Lokomotiv Moscow on Thursday, allowing the team to retain the Russian Premier League title, the fifth for the team.

The 1-0 win over Lokomotiv occurred at the team's home stadium with a goal in the 47th minute from Serbian winger Zoran Tosic, USA Today reports.

"I don't know what to say," Leonid Slutsky, the coach of CSKA, which is owned in part by Uzbek businessman Iskander Makhmudov, said, according to USA Today. "It's just such a fairytale. Thank you to the people who supported us throughout the entire season."

Zenit St. Petersburg took home second place, with a 4-1 defeat over FC Kuban, advancing the team to the Champions League.

Lokomotiv will move on to the Europa League with its third place finish. The team had been leading the rankings for much of the season, before falling off at its conclusion, USA Today reports.