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Sergey Karjakin opened Spartak-Rubin football match

World Championship challenger Sergey Karjakin took a ceremonial kick-off in the football match of his favourite Spartak Moscow and Rubin Kazan on the Otkrytie Arena.

Rubin was in the lead but Spartak turned the score and won by 2-1.

In 2013 Magnus Carlsen started the match Real Madrid-Valladolid.

Sergey Karjakin opened Spartak-Rubin football match

Sergey Karjakin opened Spartak-Rubin football match

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