They are off to a scary start as they look unstoppable in both the Cup and the league. In the Cup with many rotations, they won 3:1 against Orenburg, making it 2/2 in the group stage. In the Premier League they continued their unbeaten run, getting a great 4:2 win over Spartak Moscow at home, and counting 4 victories in a row in all competitions. Krylya Sovetov took advantage of the numerical advantage at home against the champion Zenit who fought with several starters and won 2:0 in the Russian Cup. They are better away from home in the Premier league with only one defeat in 5 matches, but I think that Rostov is going through an impressive series and as long as they have Karpin on the bench, they will be in the fight for a European ticket.