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Spartak FC fan arrested for running out onto pitch in match with Austria’s Rapid

Miroslav Golunov will face a 10-day administrative arrest

MOSCOW, November 30. /TASS/. A court in Moscow has ruled to hand out a 10-day administrative arrest for Miroslav Golunov, who ran out onto the field during the UEFA Europa League’s match in the Russian capital on Thursday night, a police source told TASS on Friday.

During the group stage match of the UEFA Europa League on November 29 between hosts Spartak Moscow FC and Austria’s Rapid FC a football fan rushed out on the field and attempted to assault Spartak’s captain Denis Glushakov.

According to video footage, Golunov shoved the club’s midfielder several times trying to rip off the captain’s band off Glushakov’s arm before he was approached by security officers and escorted out of the stadium.

The source told TASS that a court in Moscow found Golunov guilty on hooliganism charges, ordered a 10-day administrative arrest for him and also ruled to ban him from "attending all sports tournaments for the period of next five years."

Last night Spartak Moscow football club suffered a 1-2 home defeat to Austria’s Rapid FC. Spartak FC opened the score 20 minutes into the game with a netter delivered by striker Ze Luis.

However, the guests tuned in after the mid-game break and scored two goals to seal the win with the goals from Mert Muldur on the 80th minute and from Philipp Schobesberger in the three-minute added time.

Russia’s Spartak Moscow FC is in the fourth and last place of the group at the moment with five points and the club is scheduled to play an away match against Villareal on December 13.

The group is topped by Villareal FC (7 points) and it is followed by Rapid with seven points and then by Rangers FC (six points) before closing in on Spartak with its five points.