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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

0-0 Draw Ends Spartak Hopes

Having almost no chance of advancing, Spartak crashed completely out of the Champions Cup on Wednesday night with a 0-0 draw against Monaco.


With only pride left to salvage, Spartak's anaemic offense failed to impress the home crowd of 30,000 at Luzhniki Stadium. Although the home side controlled the game in the middle of the park, the Muscovites were ineffective in front of goal.


Spartak's best chance was a long free kick by Yury Nikiforov that glanced off the crossbar 10 minutes after the break. Monaco also hit the bar through striker J--rgen Klinnsman in the first half.


The draw advances Monaco to the semifinals.