Russian Liga review

Rubin Kazan close gap on Zenit

August 22, 2010
By Soccernet staff
Defending champions Rubin Kazan closed the gap on Premier Liga leaders Zenit St Petersburg to four points with a 2-0 home win over 10-man Saturn Moscow on Sunday.

Cristian Noboa opened the scoring with a 33rd-minute penalty and, after the visitors had Andrei Karyaka dismissed seven minutes after the break, Aleksei Medvedev sealed the win with a second for Rubin in the 68th minute.

Zenit, however, have two games in hand on reigning champions Rubin who remain their closest challengers.
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