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Momodou Ceesay gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Yevgeni Makeev. Yevgeni Makeev takes the free kick.
Renat Sabitov is brought on as a substitute for Alexander Shyeshukov.
Barreto Ibson finds the back of the net with a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Spartak Moscow 3-0 MSK Zilina.The assist for the goal came from Cristian Maidana.
Aiden McGeady delivers the ball, Lubomir Guldan manages to make a clearance.
Ferreira Ari produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Momodou Ceesay takes a shot. Marek Suchy gets a block in.
(Spartak Moscow) makes a substitution, with Cristian Maidana coming on for Dmitri Kombarov.
Barreto Ibson takes a shot. Jozef Piacek gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Meschini Alex from the right by-line played to the near post.
Stanislav Angelovic on for Tomas Majtan.
Dmitri Kombarov takes a shot. Martin Dubravka makes a comfortable save.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Tomas Oravec. Indirect free kick taken by Andrei Dikan.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Meschini Alex, clearance made by Ondrej Sourek.
Meschini Alex takes a shot. Save by Martin Dubravka.
Alexander Shyeshukov concedes a free kick for a foul on Admir Vladavic. Admir Vladavic restarts play with the free kick.
Sergio Vittor takes a shot. Blocked by Marek Suchy.
The ball is crossed by Dmitri Kombarov.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Patrik Mraz played to the near post, save made by Andrei Dikan. Corner taken by Patrik Mraz from the right by-line played to the near post.
Barreto Ibson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Morais Welliton.
Admir Vladavic comes on in place of Emil Rilke.
The ball is sent over by Tomas Majtan.
Tomas Oravec gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marek Suchy. Andrei Dikan takes the direct free kick.
Ferreira Ari grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Spartak Moscow 2-0 MSK Zilina.Assist by Dmitri Kombarov.
Dmitri Kombarov challenges Lubomir Guldan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Lubomir Guldan.
Meschini Alex takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Jozef Piacek makes a clearance.
The ball is delivered by Sergei Parshivlyuk, clearance made by Jozef Piacek.
Tomas Oravec concedes a free kick for a foul on Marek Suchy. Shot on goal comes in from Meschini Alex from the free kick.
Meschini Alex takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Patrik Mraz.
Patrik Mraz concedes a free kick for a foul on Meschini Alex. Sergei Parshivlyuk takes the free kick.
Foul by Sergio Vittor on Ferreira Ari, free kick awarded. Ferreira Ari restarts play with the free kick.
Emil Rilke produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand post.
The ball is crossed by Momodou Ceesay, save by Andrei Dikan.
Handball by Nicolas Pareja. Robert Jez produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, Jozef Piacek gets a block in.
Morais Welliton takes a shot. Fantastic save by Martin Dubravka.
Effort from just outside the area by Ferreira Ari goes over the bar.
Momodou Ceesay comes on in place of Mario Pecalka.
A cross is delivered by Dmitri Kombarov.
Unfair challenge on Yevgeni Makeev by Mario Pecalka results in a free kick. Yevgeni Makeev restarts play with the free kick.
The referee blows for offside. Martin Dubravka takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dmitri Kombarov by Mario Pecalka. Mario Pecalka is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Meschini Alex takes the direct free kick.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Ferreira Ari. Free kick taken by Martin Dubravka.
Morais Welliton takes a shot. Blocked by Ondrej Sourek.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Sergei Parshivlyuk on Tomas Majtan. Free kick crossed right-footed by Robert Jez, clearance by Dmitri Kombarov.
Tomas Oravec takes a shot.
Dmitri Kombarov produces a cross.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Meschini Alex played to the near post, Ferreira Ari finds the net with a headed goal from deep inside the penalty area. Spartak Moscow 1-0 MSK Zilina.The assist for the goal came from Meschini Alex.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Tomas Majtan on Ferreira Ari. Strike comes in from Meschini Alex from the free kick, save made by Martin Dubravka.
Corner taken by Meschini Alex. Shot from just outside the area by Ferreira Ari goes over the bar.
Morais Welliton takes a shot. Blocked by Jozef Piacek.
Dmitri Kombarov takes a shot. Martin Dubravka makes a save.
Ferreira Ari has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Meschini Alex decides to take the corner short.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robert Jez by Alexander Shyeshukov. Sergio Vittor fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
Morais Welliton takes a shot. Save by Martin Dubravka.
Unfair challenge on Marek Suchy by Sergio Vittor results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Marek Suchy.
The ball is delivered by Sergei Parshivlyuk.
Foul by Alexander Shyeshukov on Robert Jez, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Sergio Vittor.
Lubomir Guldan has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide left of the goal.
Lubomir Guldan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dmitri Kombarov. Lubomir Guldan receives a yellow card. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Meschini Alex from left channel, Jozef Piacek manages to make a clearance.
Tomas Majtan fouled by Sergei Parshivlyuk, the ref awards a free kick. Robert Jez delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Marek Suchy makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Patrik Mraz by Meschini Alex. Direct free kick taken by Patrik Mraz.
Meschini Alex takes a shot.
Aiden McGeady takes a shot. Save made by Martin Dubravka.
Effort on goal by Aiden McGeady from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.
Emil Rilke produces a cross, Shot from deep inside the area by Tomas Majtan clears the bar.
Dmitri Kombarov gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jozef Piacek. Martin Dubravka takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Meschini Alex by Mario Pecalka. Sergei Parshivlyuk takes the free kick.
Jozef Piacek fouled by Alexander Shyeshukov, the ref awards a free kick. Jozef Piacek takes the free kick.
Yevgeni Makeev produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
The game kicks-off.
The referee calls an end to the first half.
The referee starts the second half.
The referee blows for the end of the match.
Spartak Moscow coach Valeri Karpin has warned his side not to underestimate Group F outsiders Zilina in their Champions League clash tomorrow.
The Slovakians are making their first appearance in the group stages and began their campaign by losing 4-1 to Chelsea two weeks ago.
Spartak, meanwhile, were impressive 1-0 winners in Marseille, but Karpin insists that will count for nothing in the Russian capital.
He told uefa.com: "There are no small matches in the Champions League. Although Zilina are less well known than Marseille, Slovakia were in the last World Cup, unlike Russia, and recently defeated our national team - so there is another motivation for us.
"I have not noticed any complacency in the team but I'm trying to emphasise to the players that our opposition should not be underestimated.
"There are more than enough examples of a team stronger on paper or in the eyes of fans or journalists losing to a team much weaker on paper."
The Russians will be without Nikita Bazhenov (thigh), Kirill Kombarov (ankle) and Nikola Drincic, who must wait to make his competitive debut after recovering from a broken leg, but Nicolas Pareja has recovered from a calf problem.
The player Zilina will be most wary of, though, is striker Welliton, who has scored 16 goals in 17 league appearances this season.
Coach Pavel Hapal is well aware of Spartak's attacking prowess but believes Zilina can expose deficiencies at the back.
"We played open football against Chelsea, as we have all season, and these are our principles, which we will not change against Spartak," he said.
"Spartak's whole team are very strong individually but I would like to single out two players - Welliton and Alex. They complement each other and they are real stars.
"Their attack is their strength but their defence is their weakness and I hope my players show how to break them down.
"We try to win every game and tomorrow's match against Spartak will be no exception, but we shall see how it goes. We also aimed to play our best against Chelsea but failed."
Spartak too strong for Slovakians
Brazilian striker Ari struck twice as Spartak Moscow stepped up their push for a place in the Champions League knock-out stages beating MSK Zilina 3-0.
Ari's compatriot Welliton had been the player Zilina feared the most, after his 16 goals in 17 domestic league appearances for Spartak this year.
But former AZ Alkmaar frontman Ari was the player who made the difference between the teams, scoring in each half as the Russians took their points tally to six from two matches, ahead of home and away fixtures with Chelsea.
Ibson, another Brazilian, added a late third to emphasise the difference between the teams.
Spartak beat Marseille 1-0 in their opening group game, hinting at their strength, while Zilina were downed 4-1 away by Chelsea.
Although Slovakia recently beat Russia in the qualifying group stage for Euro 2012, their national champions have yet not looked up to scratch for this competition.
With pace to spare in their attack, Spartak got in among the Zilina defence early on.
Shots from Aleksandr Sheshukov and Sergei Parshivlyuk carried threat, while Aiden McGeady's pace tormented the visitors.
Welliton went close soon before the opening goal, when his left-footed half-volley was parried out by Martin Dubravka.
Ari made the breakthrough after 34 minutes when Alex's left-footed corner from the right found him around 15 yards from goal beyond the far post, from where he sent a looping header over Dubravka.
Defender Patrik Mraz might have done better but stationed himself behind the line, and by the time the ball reached him it had entered the goal, making his prodded clearance worthless.
Spartak pushed for a second goal but it did not arrive until the 61st minute, with Ari again the man on target.
Alex swung a fine lofted pass from a central position to Dmitri Kombarov stationed on the left flank, and he wasted no time in firing over a probing low cross which Ari, attacking the far post, swept in from close range.
It was nearly 3-0 in the 75th minute when Alex unleashed a 20-yard strike which hit Jozef Piacek on its way through to Dubravka, seemingly close to the defender's arm, and the goalkeeper pushed the ball against his left-hand post.
Ibson had replaced Welliton by that stage, and in the 89th minute he condemned Zilina to a second successive three-goal European defeat with a sweet finish on the run after Christian Maidana angled in a perfect cross from the left.
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