The Zenith Saint Petersburg won this Saturday with its fourth consecutive Russian league by defeating Locomotive Moscow (3-1) in the absence of three days for the end of the championship.
The Locomotivestruggling to get into Europetook the lead in minute 4 through kerkbut the team led by Sergei Semak came from behind in the first half with goals from the Russian Sergeyev and the brazilian Malcolm.
The lace put it Mostovoy With a quarter of an hour to go until the end of the match played at the Gazprom-Arena of the former tsarist capital.
With 61 points, Zenit are nine points ahead of second-placed Dinamo Moscowwho surprisingly fell today in his stadium against the penultimate, the ural. (23)
The best player on the team sponsored by the Gazprom gas consortium was the Brazilian Claudiawho was signed by the zenith after proclaiming himself Olympic champion with his country.
The zenithwhose top scorer in the league has been the veteran Dzyuba With 13 goals, he has no rival in Russia, although in Europe he has had a very poor performance in recent years, since he has never managed to qualify for the second phase of the Champions League or shine in the Europa League. It is the eighth league title in Zenit’s history since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991.
The revelation team of the championship has been the sochiwho is now third with 49 points, while fourth place seems guaranteed for CSKAwhich has two points less.
two historic, the Spartak and the Rubinwill have to fight to avoid relegation in the last days, since they are currently tenth and eleventh classified.