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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Spartak Stays No. 1, Torpedo Climbs

Zenit St. Petersburg missed the chance to put pressure on Premier League leader Spartak Moscow on Sunday when it drew 0-0 with midtable Anzhi Makhachkala at home.

Zenit stayed in third place with 43 points, three points behind Spartak and two behind Lokomotiv Moscow, which beat city rival CSKA 3-2 Saturday.

Spartak has a game in hand after sitting out the weekend ahead of Tuesday's Champions League clash with Feyenoord.

Torpedo Moscow climbed to fourth after a predictable 3-1 win over Chernomorets Novorossisk, which remains rooted at the foot of the division, four points behind second-from-bottom Torpedo-ZIL Moscow.

Former Russia international Alexander Shirko was on target to open the scoring for Torpedo after just six minutes.

Dmitry Vazmikin then bagged his 16th goal of the season before Torpedo captain Igor Semshov completed the rout a few minutes after the beginning of the second half.

Torpedo-ZIL went down 1-0 at Saturn Ramenskoye, which moved up to fifth place on 40 points. It leads Krylya Sovietov Samara on goal difference but has played one more game.

(MT, Reuters)