Connect with us

Leagues: Russian Premier League

Spartak go eight points clear in Russia

Moscow (AFP) – Spartak Moscow went eight points clear in the Russian Premier League on Sunday as Alexander Samedov netted the winning goal in their hard-fought 1-0 win against Anzhi Makhachkala.

Reigning champions CSKA Moscow, who trounced bottom-placed Tomsk 4-0 on Saturday, are second equal on points with Zenit St Petersburg, who suffered a 1-0 defeat at Amkar Perm.

“The match was hard, just like I expected,” Spartak manager Massimo Carrera said.

“Our lead is comfortable enough but we should never be self-satisfied. There are plenty of matches ahead and we need to keep on working hard.”

Spartak dominated but their poor finishing, combined with a good goalkeeping display from David Yurchenko, left the 33,000 home crowd disappointed.

But in the 67th minute, the visitors’ resistance crumbled when Samedov scored with a close-range header from Dmitry Kombarov’s left wing cross.

Amkar gained revenge for their 3-0 defeat at Saint Petersburg in August by beating Zenit thanks to a goal from midfielder Roland Gigolaev in the 33rd minute.

Rostov warmed up for Thursday’s Europa League last-16 return-leg at Manchester United with a disappointing 0-0 draw at home to Terek Grozny.

“Today we lacked speed, freshness and aggression in attack as we had too little time for recovery after the match with Man Utd on Thursday in the first leg,” said Rostov manager Ivan Daniliants.

“On Thursday, against Manchester United, everything will be completely different.” 

200+ Channels With Sports & News
  • Starting price: $33/mo. for fubo Latino Package
  • Watch Premier League, World Cup, Euro 2024 & more
  • Includes NBC, USA, FOX, ESPN, CBSSN & more
Live & On Demand TV Streaming
  • Price: $69.99/mo. for Entertainment package
  • Watch World Cup, Euro 2024 & MLS
  • Includes ESPN, ESPN2, FS1 + local channels
Many Sports & ESPN Originals
  • Price: $6.99/mo. (or get ESPN+, Hulu & Disney+ for $13.99/mo.)
  • Features Bundesliga, LaLiga, Championship, & more
  • Also includes daily ESPN FC news & highlights show
2,000+ soccer games per year
  • Price: $4.99/mo
  • Features Champions League, Serie A, Europa League & NWSL
  • Includes CBS, Star Trek & CBS Sports HQ
175 Premier League Games & PL TV
  • Starting price: $4.99/mo. for Peacock Premium
  • Watch 175 exclusive EPL games per season
  • Includes Premier League TV channel plus movies, TV shows & more
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

More in Leagues: Russian Premier League

Translate »