Grozny “Terek” with the score 2:1 beat Petersburg “Zenith” in the home match of the 13th round of the championship of Russia on football, allowing Moscow “Spartak” to emerge the sole leader of the tournament table Premier League.
Both goals from the hosts scored the Albanian striker “Terek” Bekim Balai, caught up with the leader of the scoring race by Fyodor Smolov of FC Krasnodar. On account of both forwards now at eight goals. Zenit have scored the Slovakian midfielder Robert Mak, and Portuguese defender Luis Neto at the 92nd minute for a second yellow card was sent off.
It was the first defeat “Zenith” in this season of the Premier League. Previously, the charges of Mircea Lucescu scored eight wins and four draws.
Petersburgers take the second place in the standings behind three points from Spartak Moscow. “Terek” with 24 points came in third place.
At a press conference after the match the head coach “Zenith” Mircea Lucescu praised the opponents for “crazy ambition and a mad desire,” and also noted that the arbitrator twice did not notice the handball players of “Terek” in his own penalty area.
In other matches of round of CSKA Moscow played draw with Perm “amkarom” (2:2), “Krasnodar” at home shared the points with the “Orenburg” (3:3) and “Rostov” in his field defeated Tula “Arsenal” with the score 4:1.