Spartak 3-0 Zilina: Ari brace guides Russians to easy win

Spartak Moscow pushed their argument for a Champions League knockout stage qualification with a seemingly easy 3-0 win over Group F minnows MSK Zilina.

Spartak Moscow pushed their argument for a Champions League knockout stage qualification with a seemingly easy 3-0 win over Group F minnows MSK Zilina.

Brazilian striker Ari netted either side of half-time to put his side in a strong position before countryman Ibson grabbed a third with a minute remaining to finish off the Slovakians.

UEFA Champions League Group F
Spartak Moscow (RUS): 3 (Ari 34’, 61’, Ibson 89’)
MSK Zilina (SVK): 0
Venue: Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow
Referee: Martin Hansson
Yellow cards: SM - nil
ZIL - Lubomir Guldan 17’, Mario Pecalka 41’

Starting Line-Ups

SM
Andrej Dykan (gk), Marek Suchy, Nicolas Pareja, Yevgeni Makeyev, Sergey Parshivlyuk, Ari, Aleksandr Sheshukov (Sabitov 90’), Welliton (Ibson 67’), Alex Raphael Meschini, Dmitriy Kombarov (Maidana 84’), Aiden McGeady

Subs - Aleksandr Belenov (gk), Ibson (67’), Martin Stranzl, Renat Sabitov (90’), Cristian Maidana (84’), Zhano Ananidze, Andrey Ivanov

ZIL
Martin Dubravka (gk), Ondrej Sourek, Jozef Piacek, Patrick Mraz, Lubomir Guldan, Sergio Vittor, Mario Pecalka (Ceesay 45’), Tomas Oravec, Robert Jez, Tomas Majtan (Angelovic 81’), Emil Rilke (Vladavic 65’)

Subs - Martin Krnac (gk), Vladimir Leitner, Martin Vyskocil, Admir Vladavic (65’), Momodou Ceesay (45’), Stanislav Angelovic (81’), Stefan Zosak

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