Spartak Moscow end champions CSKA`s perfect start

Moscow: Reigning champions CSKA saw their perfect start to the Russian Premier League season ended by Spartak in a bad-tempered 1-0 Moscow derby defeat which saw both sides finish with 10 men.

Russian international winger Dmitry Kombarov gave the nine-time former champions victory when he scored from the penalty spot just past the hour mark after CSKA goalkeeper Igor Akinfeyev brought down Sergei Parshivlyuk.

Both sides came into the derby without key forwards who were ruled out with injury.

CSKA were missing Ivory Coast marksman Seydou Doumbia, last season`s top scorer with 18 goals, while Spartak striker Artem Dzyuba, who scored four goals in the opening two matches, was also sidelined.

Both sides ended the game with 10 men as CSKA`s Kirill Nababkin and Parshivlyuk of Spartak were sent off in injury time.

"My team showed the right reaction to defeat in our previous match at Krasnodar," said Spartak manager Murat Yakin.

"I`m pleased with the result because it was a derby win."

In the other match on Sunday, France playmaker Mathieu Valbuena marked his second start with Dynamo Moscow by helping to set up a 2-1 win at Arsenal Tula.

Brazilian full-back Douglas put Dynamo in front with a header from Valbuena`s corner in the 31st minute, while German striker Kevin Kuranyi made it 2-0 for Muscovites after a free-kick from the 29-year-old Frenchman.

Ivan Yershov pulled one back for Arsenal two minutes after the break.

Meanwhile, Rubin Kazan and Lokomotiv Moscow recorded a 1-1 draw in the first match played at the new 45,000-seater Kazan arena which has been built for the 2018 World Cup.

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