Chidera Ejuke’s brilliant start to life in Russia continued as the dazzling winger made his full debut in CSKA Moscow’s impressive 1-0 win Ufa on Sunday.
Ejuke was the visitors’ most advance forward at the Stadion Neftyanik in Ufa, but it was Bistrovic’s 64th-minute goal that made the difference.
The victory, CSKA’s third in a row, has lifted the club back to second on the table with 16 points, one behind league leaders Zenit.
Ejuke is expected to receive his first call-up to the Super Eagles ahead of the double-headed friendly against Ivory Coast and Tunisia in Austria next month.
In Scotland, Leon Balogun returned from his injury layoff, but he was only fit enough to make the bench as Rangers could only manage a 2-2 draw at Hibernian.
Wright opened the scoring for the hosts, the first goal Steven Gerrard’s side will concede this term, but Morelos and Arfield turned the tide in the Gers’ favour. However, Doidge rescued a point for the Hibs midway into the second half.
It was a disappointing afternoon for Super Eagles hopeful Samson Tijani, who got sent off in Hartberg’s 2-0 defeat at home to Wolfsberger in the Austrian Bundesliga on Sunday.
The former Golden Eaglets captain was shown a yellow card after just half an hour and then received his second booking in the 71st-minute of the encounter.
The 18-year-old is on a season-long loan from Salzburg and has been praised by Gernot Rohr.
In Spain’s Segunda Division, Super Eagles defender Kenneth Omeruo returned from injury and was an unused substitute as Leganes crumbled to a 2-1 defeat at Lugo.
The Cucumber Growers have won one match and lost the other since the lower league kicked off last week.