The three Russian clubs in the Europa had a good night in the first leg of the play-offs this Thursday, with a home win, an away win and a draw away.
Molde (Norway) 0 Rubin Kazan 2
Two goals from Rondón after 21 and 90 minutes to take a useful advantage back to Russia
Saint-Gallen 1 (Switzerland) Spartak Moskva 1
An away goal for Spartak, which opened the scoring through Movsiyan (37) then Mathys scored for the home side on 47 minutes.
Kuban 1 Feyenoord (Netherlands) 0
Baldé gave the Krasnodar side the lead on the hour in a match which Koban dominated, with ten corners to one and 18 shots to three.