Ten-man CSKA make 7,000km round trip for 1-1 draw

Sunday August 12 2018

Moscow. Ten-man CSKA Moscow needed a late penalty to salvage a 1-1 draw at Premier League newboys Yenisei Krasnoyarsk on Saturday as the Russian giants' early season woes deepened.

The result left last season's runners-up fourth from bottom of the table with just two points and awaiting their first win after three games.

In a fixture which required CSKA to make a gruelling 7,000km round-trip, they were reduced to 10 men five minutes into the second half when midfielder Kirill Nababkin was sent off for kicking an opponent.

Yenisei made the visitors pay in the 58th minute when striker Mikhail Kostyukov scored past World Cup goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev after being set-up by Austrian teammate DarkoBodul.

Uruguayan substitute Abel Hernandez rescued a point for CSKA with a penalty in the 79th minute after Bodul fouled Mario Fernandez.