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Lokomotiv solves Spartak puzzle (VIDEO)

Published time: September 03, 2012 08:30
Edited time: September 03, 2012 12:30

From left: Lokomotiv players Jan Dyuritsa, Dame N'Doye and Vedran Corluka celebrate their team's victory in a 7th round Russian Football Championship Premier League match between football clubs Lokomotiv (Moscow) and Spartak (Moscow).(RIA Novosti / Vladimir Pesnya)

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Lokomotiv Moscow has won its first game against Spartak Moscow in more than three years in the Russian Premier League, ending a six-game losing streak against their cross-town rivals.

Lokomotiv Moscow 2-1 Spartak Moscow

The Red-and-Whites were ahead after just six minutes, thanks to Dmitry Kombarov's effort. The goal boosted Spartak as they took command of the game, but failed to strengthen their lead.

The second half was a different story: Dame N'Doye tied things up after a corner kick an hour. Roman Pavlychenko, who'd come in for the second half, scored the winning goal against his former team just six minutes later.

Spartak tried to snatch at least one more point with a full press against Lokomotiv in the last few minutes of the match, but to no avail.

With this victory, Loko has leapfrogged Spartak into fifth place in the overall standings.

FC Krasnodar 0-1 CSKA

CSKA overcame their shocking midweek Europa League exit and bounced back to win 1-0 at Krasnodar, keeping up the pressure on the top two – Zenit and Terek.

Teenage winger Ahmed Musa scored his second League goal in as many games to ensure Leonid Slutsky's side stayed in third place, but still moved to within a point of the two leaders.

The Armymen have now won their last four matches, putting them within striking distance of the top spot.

Dynamo Moscow 1-2 Kuban

There was more misery for rock-bottom Dynamo Moscow as Dan Petrescu's squad threw away a one-goal lead and lost again in overtime to Kuban, his former team.

Dynamo took the lead after a fine strike by Christian Noboa right before halftime. But Artyom Fiedler's powerful free-kick tied the game midway through the second half, much to Petrescu's complete disgust.

Aras Oezbiliz netted the winning goal from outside the box three minutes into injury-time, as Kuban condemned Dynamo to their sixth defeat in seven league games so far.

Krylya Sovetov 1-2 Anzhi

Guus Hiddink's players have maintained their push for a European slot with a 2-1 win at Krylya Sovetov.

Chris Samba and Lacina Traore scored in both halves, putting the visitors ahead before Pablo Zeballos scored a late consolation goal for the home team.

Anji player Christopher Samba and Kryliya Sovietov player Steve Joseph-Renett (from right) in the 7th round Russian Football Championship Premier League match between football clubs Kryliya Sovietov (Samara) and Anji (Makhachkala).(RIA Novosti / Yuri Streletc)
Anji player Christopher Samba and Kryliya Sovietov player Steve Joseph-Renett (from right) in the 7th round Russian Football Championship Premier League match between football clubs Kryliya Sovietov (Samara) and Anji (Makhachkala).(RIA Novosti / Yuri Streletc)

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