Spartak complete comeback victory
Spartak Moscow overturned a two-goal half-time deficit to win 4-2 at Terek Grozny in the Russian Premier League today. The hosts looked to have the points in the bag at the interval following first-half strikes from Shamil Asildarov and Junior Mauricio.
But Terek goalkeeper Soslan Dzanaev was sent off two minutes after the break and Spartak got back on level terms thanks to Dmitri Kombarov's penalty and an Ari strike before last-gasp goals from Welliton and Artem Dzjuba completed the turnaround.
The triumph moved the capital club up to sixth and kept them two points behind Rubin Kazan, who climbed to fourth after also enjoying an away win - 1-0 at Spartak Nalchik. Substitute Igor Lebedenko netted the game's only goal in the 72nd minute - just seven minutes after his introduction - to keep Nalchik in the bottom two.
Elsewhere, seventh-placed Lokomotiv Moscow and bottom club Krylya Sovetov battled out a goalless draw while goals in either half from Marcio Abreu and Nikola Drincic gave Krasnodar a 2-0 win at Amkar Perm.