St. Petersburg soccer club Zenit defeated «Ufa» in the home match of the 4th round of the championship of Russia. The meeting ended with the score 1: 0.
After this victory Zenit scored 12 points in the standings and broke away from reaching the second of CSKA Moscow on 3 points. The army team in the framework of the 4th round on Sunday will play in the Derby against Spartak.
Expecting meeting with the «Ufa» goal feast, similar to the one that gave the citizens in the game with the «torpedo» (8: 1), were expressed frustration.» Zenit have scored Sergei Veremko only once, and then only with a penalty. A goal in the 31st minute of the match scored the Hulk. This penalty has already become the third assigned in favor of blue-white-blue in the first 4 rounds of the championship. First of two penalties, as they implemented in the game with the» torpedo». In the game with the «Ufa «for» Zenit «debuted rookie team Spanish midfielder Javi Garcia, the acquisition of which was announced on Thursday. According to media reports, the Russian club have paid for players of the Manchester city 16, 5 million euros.
«Zenith «for the eighth time in the history of the spent match of the championship of Russia in an empty stadium. 7 times out of the eight disqualification was imposed on the home arena of the Zenit stadium» Petrovsky». First of Petersburgers played in an empty stadium at home against CSKA in 1998 (0: 1), «Alania «in 2000 (1: 0),» Saturn «in 2009 (1: 0), again CSKA in 2012 (1: 1),» Anji «in the same year (1: 1) and» torpedo «in 2014 (8: 1). In addition, one match without spectators Zenit spent on the road — in the fall of 2013 after losing in Moscow» Spartak «(2: 4).
The following 3 home meetings Zenit in the Russian League-2014/15 («omkaram», «Dynamo «and» Spartacus «) will be closed fan» turn», and the other stands spectators will be admitted.
«Zenith «for the second time in its history began in the championship with 4 wins in a row. the 1st case was recorded in the 2012/13 season, when, as they consistently beat Amkar(2: 0), Dynamo(2: 0), CSKA (3: 1) and» Spartacus «(5: 0). In the fifth round Zenit will play at home with omkaram». To win five consecutive victories at the start of the tournament blue-white-blue was not even a single time.
Only established in 2010, the football club «Ufa «for the third time played in St. Petersburg and the third time was defeated. In addition, all defeats the Ufa caused different teams. In 2012, the» Ufa «with the score 1: 2 lost to Petrotrest, 2013 Dynamo(0: 2) and finally in 2014 Zenit(0: 1)
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