Every Great City has a great DERBY – Spartak vs CSKA Moscow

August 9, 2010

Alex and I’s latest wild adventure! We recently attended Moscow’s biggest Derby at the Luzhniki Olympic stadium. There are 5 big Moscow teams in the Russian Super League but Spartak vs CSKA is the one that gets the blood boiling and catches the imagination. Spartak have traditionally been the team of the people and are backed by Luzkov the ‘all important’ Mayor of Moscow. CSKA are the team of the army and hence, also have a huge following given the importance of that institition even in post Soviet Russia (just about everyone still does 3 years national service).

It was a hugely exciting game watched by 60,000 ardent and enthusiastic fans. CSKA edged 2-1 with virtually the last kick of the game; scored by Wagner Love a Brazilian which was apt given the game was played in 30C plus temperatures even though the game kicked off at 7 pm. Some of the pictures telling the story are below………………………



  1. cnt wait to watch this derby this season as both clubs look set to chellenge 4 da league honours

  2. cnt wait 4 it this season

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