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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Sychyov Earns Draw For Spartak

A last-minute goal by Russian international Dmitry Sychyov earned champion Spartak Moscow a 3-3 draw at Anzhi Makhachkala in a Russian Premier League match Sunday.

Anzhi striker Budun Budunov put the home side ahead with a 20th-minute strike, but Russian internationals Yegor Titov and Vladimir Beschastnykh gave the Muscovites a 2-1 lead with two goals before the interval.

Anzhi, however, did not give up, scoring two goals after the break to the delight of the partisan home crowd.

As local fans were ready to celebrate a much-needed victory, though, 18-year-old striker Sychyov saved Spartak from a second consecutive defeat with his fourth goal in the last four games in the last minute of injury time.

Last week, Spartak was beaten by city rival Lokomotiv 2-1.

The draw lifted Spartak to fourth place on eight points from five matches, but it remained seven points behind runaway leader CSKA Moscow.

Torpedo Moscow wasted a 2-0 halftime lead and had to settle for a 2-2 draw against top-flight newcomer Uralan Elista.

Vladimir Leonchenko scored from the penalty spot in the 33rd minute and Igor Semshov added a second 11 minutes later to give the home side a comfortable two-goal lead at the interval.

But Uralan fought back with two goals from Russian international Igor Chugainov and Zurab Tsyklauri in the last 20 minutes to earn a valuable point, lifting it off the bottom of the table. Torpedo climbed to fifth on eight points, behind Spartak on goal difference.

On Saturday, CSKA secured its fifth straight victory, a 1-0 home win over Alania Vladikavkaz, thanks to a 77th-minute strike by Bosnian midfielder Elver Rahimic as the army side continued its perfect start to the new season.

Second-placed Lokomotiv kept pace with the leader by beating struggling Sokol Saratov 2-0 at home. Last year's runner-up now has 13 points from five games.

Saturn RenTV was held to a 1-1 draw at Rotor Volgograd but remained in third place with 10 points.