Ahmed Musa’s team CSKA Moscow retained the Russian Premier League title with a last-day win over Lokomotiv Moscow on Thursday.
CSKA prevailed 1-0 at home to take their fifth Russian title by one point, as Zenit St Petersburg won 4-1 away to FC Kuban to finish second and qualify for the Champions League. Musa was a 79th minute substitute for Alan Dzagoev.
Lokomotiv led the title race for much of the season before their form dipped. They finished third, earning a berth in the Europa League, along with Dynamo Moscow, Krasnodar and cup winners Rostov.
Serbian winger Zoran Tosic’s 47th-minute goal gave CSKA the win against Lokomotiv, completing a remarkable season for his team, who were nine points off the league lead in March.