Torpedo Moscow and Arsenal Tula relegated in Russia

Torpedo Moscow and Arsenal Tula were relegated from the Russian Premier League on the final day of the season.

Valeriy Petrakov's Torpedo extended its unbeaten run to five matches as Vladimir Rykov and Aleksey Pugin found the target in a 2-0 win against Mordovia Saransk.

However, Ural claimed a 3-1 victory over Terek Grozny while Rostov drew 1-1 with CSKA Moscow to salvage relegation play-off spots, setting up clashes with Tom Tomsk and Tosno.

Nothing less than a victory would have given Arsenal Tula hope of survival but it finished bottom courtesy of a 5-1 hammering at the hands of Kuban Krasnodar.

Sergey Tkachaev scored twice at Stadion Kuban as Tula signed off a disappointing season on the back of a heavy defeat.

Ufa finished a point clear of the bottom four after holding fifth-place Rubin Kazan to a 1-1 draw.

Champion Zenit St Petersburg extended its winning margin to seven points with a 1-0 win over 10-man Lokomotiv Moscow in what will likely be captain Danny's final game for the club.

Krasnodar missed the chance to finish in the second and final UEFA Champions League place as it could only draw 1-1 with Dynamo Moscow.

Roman Shirokov cancelled out Balazs Dzsudzsak's opener at the Arena Khimki with both sides due to compete in the UEFA Europa League next term along with Rubin Kazan.

Spartak Moscow was unable to reach the top five prior to the weekend and it ended its campaign with an action-packed 3-3 draw in the capital.

After Quincy Promes and Vyacheslav Krotov brought the host back from two goals down, Bohdan Butko scored four minutes from time as Amkar Perm looked on course for a first away victory of the season.

However, Netherlands international Promes levelled in the final minute to salvage a point for Murat Yakin's men.

Source Omnisport