Spartak victory keeps pressure on champions CSKA
Spartak Moscow stayed within touching distance of city rivals CSKA at the top of the Russian first division with a 1-0 victory at Volga Nizhny Novgorod on Saturday. Armenian striker Yura Movsisyan scored the 32nd-minute winner that took second-placed Spartak to 17 points from eight games, three behind leaders and champions CSKA Moscow, who beat Rostov 1-0 earlier in the day. Konstantin Bazelyuk was CSKA's match-winner on his debut.
FK Krasnodar stayed sixth in the 16-team league after they were denied by an 89th-minute equaliser from Ibragim Callagov in a 1-1 draw at home to Krylya Sovietov Samara. Rostov goalkeeper Stipe Pletikosa had kept CSKA at bay in the first half, denying Nigeria striker Ahmed Musa from close range before he clawed out a curling shot by Brazilian Vitinho, who signed a five-year deal with CSKA this month.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at The New Age OnlineSimilar Stories