Holders Rubin dumped out of Russian Cup by minnows

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - 21:54

Moscow: Holders Rubin Kazan were dumped out of the Russian Cup Wednesday after a shock 1-2 defeat at the hands of second-tier side Yenisey Krasnoyarsk.

The Siberians, cheered on by the home crowd, were 2-0 up inside half an hour on goals from Rais Sitdikov and Alexei Nikitin.

Rubin rallied in the second half, but could only manage a stoppage-time consolation thanks to a Sergei Davydov`s powerful header.

In the round of 16, Yenisey will face SKA-Energiya Khabarovsk, who also upset Premier League opposition in Amkar Perm 2-1 Tuesday.

Also Tuesday, Zenit St. Petersburg clinched their place in the round of 16 as they beat Baltika Kaliningrad on the road 2-1.

Zenit were without nine players for the game, with Igor Denisov and Alexander Kerzhakov sent to the reserve squad and the other seven injured or rested.

Zenit`s 40 million euro signing Hulk opened the scoring on 13 minutes, pouncing on a rebound from Alexei Yevseyev`s 20-yard shot.

For Zenit`s second, it was Hulk again serving up a corner kick to Bruno Alves, who headed the ball home in the 71st minute.

Baltika got consolation three minutes later, when Maxim Plopa scored a header from a corner as Zenit goalkeeper Vyacheslav Malafeev slipped.

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First Published: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - 21:54

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