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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Riot Mars Spartak's 2-0 Win

An Oleg Teryokhin hat-trick kept Dynamo Moscow two points clear at the top of the Russian premier league. Rivals Rotor Volgograd and Spartak Moscow kept up the pressure by winning but Spartak's win was marred by fan violence before the game.


Dynamo made short work of second-from-bottom Fakel Voronezh on Saturday. Teryokhin slotted two penalties in the first 11 minutes and laid on the third goal for Andrei Kobelev just before the halftime whistle. He then wrapped up a 4-1 win with a simple tap home in the 64th minute.


Oleg Veretennikov's goal was enough to give Rotor a 1-0 win at home to Lokomotiv Moscow and keep it two points behind Dynamo.


Spartak bounced back from its midweek failure to reach the Champions League with a 2-0 win over Zenit St. Petersburg but the club's fans were involved in trouble in the capital for the second time in a week.


Russian news agencies said around 30 people were injured, of whom 13 were taken to the hospital, and quoted police as saying it was the worst soccer violence so far this year.


Police spokesmen played down the incident, the second time in a week Spartak fans have been involved in trouble in the capital. One spokesman said there had been many arrests but that only 10 fans had been hurt.


RIA news agency said the fans used bottles, sticks and army belts in the fight. Extra police were stationed in the area near the Lokomotiv stadium in northeast Moscow.


Some Zenit fans have had a grudge against Spartak since the Moscow side won a crucial end-of-season clash last year in St Petersburg. At the end of that match, Zenit fans hurled bottles and cans at the referee.


(For other results, see Scorecard.)