A 10-man Dynamo Moscow failed to reclaim second spot in the Russian Premier League after losing 1-0 in a rain-drenched match at struggling Krylya Sovetov.
Krylya Sovetov 1 – 0 Dynamo
A drowned pitch could not offer the players to show anything reminiscent of football. After losing all three points in Samara, the Muscovites left their second position in the table.
Krasnodar 2 – 4 Spartak Moscow
Spartak Moscow scored four goals in Krasnodar, getting their third win in as many games without their best striker Welliton.
The 31st minute became lucky for the Muscovites. Kirill Kombarov found Emmanuel Emenike with a delightful distance pass as the striker found himself one-on-one with Karasnodar goalkeeper before easily converting.
Five minutes later, Artyom Dzyuba was first on the rebound after Marcos Rojo’s shot and netted the second goal.
Krasnodar cut the deficit moments after though. Evgeniy Shipitsyn blasted it in from inside the box after a good combination.
However, Spartak’s newcomer Demmy DeZeuw restored the two-goal lead for the Red-and-Whites three minutes before the break. Emmanuel Emenike assisted to the Dutch.
Evgeny Shipitsyn scored his second goal of the match just four minutes after the game resumed. Spartak’s defense was not on top, as they allowed Shipitsyn to provide another shot from within the box.
Late in the game, Emmanuel Emenike was fouled in the box after a solo run and Spartak were awarded a penalty shot. Dmitry Kombarov set up the final result 4-2.
Amkar 0 – 1 Rostov
A 10-man Rostov won 1-0 at Amkar, in a bottom-half clash. The visitors had Roman Yemelyanov sent off after the teenage midfielder picked up a second yellow card for a hand ball.
But captain Roman Adamov immediately scored a goal, which brought Rostov an important away victory.
Lokomotiv 1 – 1 Rubin
Lokomotiv were held 1-1 at home to Rubin and fell to sixth position on the table. Spanish midfielder Alberto Zapater put Loko ahead with his first goal in the Russian top flight.
However, Vladimir Dyadyun leveled with a header midway through the second-half.
Loko are now 14-games unbeaten since manager Jose Caceiro took charge.
Spartak Nalchik 0 – 1 Kuban
Kuban’s best goal-scorer Lacina Traore got the winner for Dan Petrescu’s team in their latest Russian Premier League encounter against Spartak Nalchik. The first-half strike formalized their sixth win in seven games, while Nalchik slip to their fourth consecutive defeat, taking last position in the table.