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“Spartak” beat the Yekaterinburg “Ural” for the fifth time in a row. This victory allowed the “red-whites” to reach the intermediate first place in the standings. Muscovites midfielder Viktor Mozes was injured in the match

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The Moscow football club “Spartak” in the match of the fourth round of the Russian Premier League beat the Yekaterinburg “Ural” on the road. The meeting ended with the score 2:0 in favor of the “red-whites”.

Striker Quincy Promes opened the scoring in the 27th minute. In the 43rd minute, Mikhail Ignatov scored, who entered the field ten minutes earlier, replacing the injured Victor Mozes. For the first time in the season “Spartak” left his net dry.

After this victory, Spartak scored 10 points and topped the standings. His closest rivals CSKA and Zenit each have seven points, but they have not played their fourth round matches yet.

This is the fifth match in a row in the confrontation between these teams, in which Muscovites win. The last time Spartak lost to Ural was in September 2019.

One of the leaders of Spartak was carried away on a stretcher in the match against Ural

Victor Moses

For “Ural” this defeat was the fourth of the season. The Yekaterinburg team with zero in the points column settled at the bottom of the standings.

Promes after this match caught up in goals scored with the leaders in the scorer race Dynamo Fedor Smolov and Eduard Spertsyan from Krasnodar. All three players have four goals each.

In the fifth round, on August 14, Spartak will host the silver medalist of the 2021/22 season, FC Sochi, and on the 12th, Ural will play away with Fakel Voronezh.

Later on August 6, CSKA will meet Fakel at home, and the reigning Russian champion Zenit will play Akhmat Grozny away.

The betting company “Fonbet” considers the team from St. Petersburg to be the favorite in the Grozny match. You can bet on the victory of Zenit with a coefficient of 1.62. For the victory of “Akhmat” – 5.30, for a draw – 4.50.

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