Interestingly, the referee was Russian. Was it certain that the return match would won by the visitors, an attempt to thaw the Cold War or just plain old mistrust of Western officials?
Anyhow, this performance was a lot better than the first match in Moscow in October when Arsenal had been humbled. In this match, they fared better under the floodlights at Highbury in front of 66,000 of their own fans. Still lost, mind you but 1 – 2 is rather more closer than 0 – 5!