Super Eagles winger, Ahmed Musa, scored a goal in CSKA Moscow’s 2-1 derby win over Spartak Moscow on Friday.
The victory is a timely morale-booster ahead of their UEFA Champions League play-off first leg clash against Sporting Lisbon on Tuesday.
Sergei Ignashevich put CSKA into the lead on the half-hour mark with a header after Spartak goalkeeper Artem Rebrov could only parry a Pontus Wernbloom shot.
Musa added the second just four minutes later when he beat Rebrov from just inside the area.
Spartak pulled a goal back in the 36th minute when Dmitry Kombarov scored a penalty after Bebars Natcho fouled Ivelin Popov.
CSKA are three points clear of champions Zenit St Petersburg who meet Krasnodar on Saturday.
“It was a very hard match,” said CSKA manager and Russian national team boss Leonid Slutsky.
“We’ve notched five wins in a row and won the derby, I’m happy with that. But we have no time to celebrate as we have to meet Sporting on Tuesday.”
Musa has now scored four goals for CSKA in all competitions this season.