Nalchik fails to crack Lokomotiv in Russian Premier League
It was all going according to Spartak’s plan early on when the hosts kicked off the action 20 minutes in through Brazilian Leandro, who ghosted one in at the back post.
However, the side who led the pack early in the season seemed to fall asleep after that. Lokomotiv secured a well-deserved equalizer right before the break through the Muscovites’ midfield engine, Croatian Tomislav DujmoviÃ„â€¡.
It ended one-all in Nalchik, meaning Spartak remains fourth, while Lokomotiv moves into mid-table position.
FC Tom 2-1 Saturn Moscow Region
The opening game of the day saw FC Tom travel to bottom of the league side Saturn.
The Tomsk team has been able to carve out the results when it mattered most this year and Tuesday was no exception.
Ilya Gultyaev's 48th minute strike got things going for the visitors, but it was cancelled out soon afterwards by a well-executed Dmitry Kirichenko goal, with the veteran striker finding the net in his second game in a row.
However, Tom's dominance paid dividends five minutes from time, when Sergey Kornilenko demonstrated his worth with the quickest of reflexes, 2-1.
Anzhi Makhachkala 1-1 Dynamo Moscow
In the final game on Tuesday, both newcomer Anzhi Makhachkala and Dynamo Moscow failed to secure safe passage to the top half of the table.
Dynamo edged in front in the 30th minute through Russian international Igor Semshov, but Eldar Mamev needed just three minutes to level matters for his team, 1-1.
The draw was Miodrag Bojovic’s third game as Dynamo Moscow’s new head coach and he is still looking for his first win.