Russia Premier League Wrap: Spartak stumble

Spartak Moscow were held 0-0 at home by Rubin Kazan on Sunday – Rubin’s third consecutive goalless game – and the hosts were dealt a further blow after the game as key defender Salvatore Bocchetti was ruled out for six months with a knee injury sustained in the clash.

Rostov, playing the final game of the weekend, knew they would go top with three points against Volga, and delivered emphatically.

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