In a fundamental Derby the club from the banks of the Neva River beat its eternal rival – “Spartak Moscow”.
The semi-final match ended with the score 2:1 in favor of “Zenit”. Artem Dzyuba opened the scoring in the 24th minute with a confident penalty awarded for a violation of the rules on Azmun.
At the end of the half, “Spartak” won back with the efforts of Alexander Sobolev. However, the “red and white” team did not manage to leave for the break with an equal score. Just before the half-time whistle, Daler Kuzyaev put St Petersburg ahead again - 2: 1.
The second half was an equal, sharp struggle. But the players were not able to change the score.
“Zenit” reaches the final of the Olymp Cup of Russia. On July 25, in Yekaterinburg, the “navy blue-white-and-blue” team will meet with Khimki near Moscow.