Agence France-PresseApril 4, 2014 23:41
Spartak Moscow slumped to a 1-0 home defeat to Ural Yekaterinburg on Friday as the nine-time former Russian champions were left winless since the winter break.
Spartak remained fifth with 41 points from 24 matches, seven behind league leaders and city rivals Lokomotiv, who take on Volga Nizhny Novgorod on Monday.
Zenit St Petersburg, who play Rubin Kazan on Sunday, sit second on 47 points.
Ural, who desperately need points to avoid relegation, went into a 1-0 lead in the 20th minute through defender Vladimir Khozin, who fired home with an eight-metre volley.