Croatian striker Nikola Vlasic was in a hot streak since the return of the Russian Premier League. Vlasic scored five goals in as CSKA finished the league in third position, securing Europa League qualification.
Sochi refused to postpone the match against a Rostov side who had several absentees due to the coronavirus and Karpin's men lost 10-1 after playing with kids. Now the tables have turned and Sochi have nine players struck down by coronavirus. The new rules could see them deducted points and end up in the relegation play-off places.