Rubin claims easy victory in Russia

Midfielder Gokdeniz Karadeniz was on target with a second-half brace, including one from the penalty spot, as Rubin Kazan overcame Mordovia Saransk 5-0 in the Russian Premier League.

Dinamo Moscow's game at Amkar Perm was postponed due to heavy snowfall at the Zvezda Stadium and there was disappointment for city rival Spartak Moscow, which slumped to a 2-0 loss at Ural.

Elsewhere, former Everton midfielder Diniyar Bilyaletdinov scored four minutes from time to earn Torpedo Moscow a 1-1 draw at Ufa.

Bottom club Arsenal Tula is still waiting its first league win of the campaign after being held to a 1-1 home stalemate by fellow struggler Rostov.

Source: Omnisport