on the Eve of the match Zenit was considered the clear favorite, but in the first half, the hosts and are unable to acccess score. Moreover, the Samara club there were a few moments in order to score a goal. Especially active were rented at “Spartaka” Maxim Glushenkov that the curtain of the first half with a header struck gate of “Zenit”.

But after the break the hosts were awarded a penalty. A team of videoassisted referee saw a deliberate handball Artyom Timofeev Artem Dzyuba equalized. Soon “Zenith” has gone forward. And again from the penalty spot. The player Samartsev lightly grabbed the hand of Alexei sutormina, who immediately collapsed on the lawn. The result – a penalty kick and Dzagoev put the hosts ahead.

At the end of the match there was a controversial moment. Guests struck the gate of “Zenit”, but the referee saw VAR handball from glushenkova, although replays did not give a clear idea, where did the ball ricocheted from the head. But after a long study it was decided a goal to cancel.

Zenit extended their unbeaten run to 13 matches and continues to lead the standings with 56 points. The second coming of “Locomotive” with 44 points and a match less. Samartsev remained at the 16th place.