Moscow claim first place
CSKA Moscow secured top spot in Europa League Group F with a dominant 5-1 win over Swiss second-tier side Lausanne Sports.
The home team scored five goals, hit the woodwork on a further four occasions and were frequently kept at bay by visiting keeper Mickael Castejon in a rampant display.
Tomas Necid bookended the scoring for Leonid Slutsky's men and Sekou Oliseh, Zoran Tosic and Alan Dzagoev also found the net before substitute Abdul Carrupt's late consolation.
They were on the offensive from the second minute, with Tosic shooting wide before Rodrigo Tosi's effort at the other end was held by keeper Igor Akinfeev.
Dzagoev went closer when he was fouled by Guillaume Katz and curled the resulting free-kick against the crossbar. Akinfeev then saved from Martin Steuble before CSKA made a quickfire double breakthrough.
In the 19th minute, Oliseh crossed for Necid to head home from 12 yards and - after Tosic forced a superb save from Castejon - the Liberia midfielder got his name on the scoresheet himself three minutes later. Dzagoev's pass sent Oliseh away and he finished coolly.
CSKA very nearly extended their lead further just five minutes later as they twice rattled the woodwork. Georgi Shchennikov's first attempt from 18 yards came back off the post and the rebound was lashed against the crossbar by Oliseh.
Carlos Silvio shot over for the minnows and Fabio Celestini tested Akinfeev, but it was not long before they slipped further behind.
CSKA broke away following a Lausanne throw-in and the move ended with Tosic firing home left-footed from 12 yards.
Castejon tipped Necid's 30-yard effort around the post and Sergei Ignashevich headed the resulting Tosic corner wide.
Just 1,500 fans had turned out in -16C conditions, despite the euphoria surrounding Russia's successful World Cup bid, but they saw the hosts threaten again early in the second half as Castejon saved two long-range efforts from Keisuke Honda.
Bigambo Rochat turned Nicolas Marazzi's free-kick wide for Lausanne and Akinfeev denied Michel Avanzini before the woodwork rescued the underdogs for the fourth time, Tosic shooting against the bar.
Castejon saved from substitute Mark Gonzalez before Dzagoev deservedly got his name on the scoresheet in the 72nd minute, converting Shchennikov's pass.
Tosic and Gonzalez were denied by Castejon but the luckless keeper suffered further frustration seven minutes from time. The Frenchman saved Deividas Semberas' header from Dzagoev's corner but was helpless to prevent Necid tucking the rebound away.
Lausanne did at least have a stoppage-time goal to enjoy, Carrupt turning in Marazzi's cross, but they remain bottom of the group with one point from five games.
CSKA Moscow 5-1 Lausanne Sports: Match Report - view commentary, squad, and statictics of the game as it happened.