Spartak go second with late Rubin win
Two second-half goals saw Spartak Moscow beat Rubin Kazan 2-0 and move up to second in the Russian Premier League.
Marek Suchy gave Spartak the lead after 74 minutes, while Emmanuel Emenike sealed the points eight minutes later. The victory has propelled Valery Karpin's side above CSKA Moscow and only behind leaders Zenit St Petersburg, albeit 12 points adrift.
Spartak's city rivals Dinamo also leapfrogged CSKA into third with a 1-0 win at Anzhi Makhachkala. Vladimir Rykov scored the only goal of the game in the 37th minute.
In the relegation group, bottom side Spartak Nalchik moved to within two points of second-bottom Tomsk with an emphatic 3-0 victory over Volga Nizhny Novgorod. Roman Kontsedalov opened the scoring eight minutes before half-time from the penalty spot with Magomed Mitrishev doubling the lead nine minutes into the second half.
Daniel Buitrago wrapped up the scoring with a little under quarter of an hour remaining as the hosts claimed their seventh win of the season.