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CSKA and Zenit failed to break into the UEFA Cup quarterfinal.
CSKA and Zenit, the UEFA Cup winners in different years, left the tournament, losing to the sum of the two meetings of their opponents.
Russian club CSKA Moscow and St. Petersburg "Zenith" dropped out of the fight for the UEFA Cup. The army did not have a goal for the victory over Shakhtar in the sum of two meetings. "Zenit" in his field beat Italian "Udinese" with the score 1:0, but this victory is not enough to quit in the next round.
In the return match 1 / 8 finals Ukrainian Shakhtar Donetsk beat CSKA with the score 2:0.
At the beginning of the second half CSKA forward Vagner Love has opened the account but the arbitrator overturned the goal, finding in the actions of Brazilian violation. After a few minutes the judge appointed a penalty kick in the gates CSKA goalkeeper Igor Akinfeeva. 11-meter realized Fernandino, a 71 th minute distinguished Adriano. CSKA managed to make the storming of compensated time, but did not score a goal. The first match of 1 / 8 finals Shakhtar CSKA lost with the score 1:0.
The only goal of the match with Udinese "" Zenith "scored on a 35-minute meeting: its author was a captain of the club Petersburg Anatoly Tymoshchuk.
The meeting ended with a minimal advantage of the holder of the UEFA-Cup 2008 "Zenit" St. Petersburg was the club for the last in this tournament. The first match of 1 / 8 "Zenit" lost "Udinese" with the score 2:0.
After the failures of Zenit and CSKA Russia left out of the struggle for Eurocups in sezone-2008/09.