In the match of the fourth round of the championship of Russia «Zenith» has crushed «Spartak» 5:1. This was the first confrontation of Italian coaches in the Russian Premier League. Roberto Mancini beat Massimo Carrera.
Zenit: Lunev, Smolnikov, Mammana, Ivanovic, Criscito, Shatov (Zhirkov 80), Paredes, Kuzyaev (Terent’ev, 76), Erokhin, Kokorin (Dzyuba, 87), Driussi
Spartak: Rebrov, Eschenko, Bocchetti, Djikia, Kombarov, Samedov (Pasalic, 72), Glushakov, Fernando, Popov (Ze Luis, 58), Promes, Louise Adrian
In the first half hour there were no signs of such a result. Equal game with a viscous struggle, interesting confrontations (for example, Kokorin — Djikia), in which the defenders outplayed the opponents.
In the 36th minute, Fernando makes a backheel in midfield. Erokhin intercepted the ball and made a great pass forward. Kokorin went one on one, beat Rebrov and scored into an empty net 1:0.
In the 45th minute Smolnikov shot. Erokhin sent the ball into the net 2:0. In the 57th minute Paredes hung. Criscito ahead of Kombarov and struck head 3:0. On 63 minutes kuziaev powerful shot from 22 metres 4:0.
In the 71st minute Promes converted a penalty 4:1.
On 77 minutes, Alves hung. The ball flew into the hands of Rebrov, but he missed the ball 5:1.
In injury time a fight Smolnikov and Louise Adrian. The referee sent both.