It should be noted that in the first half, the blue-white-blues failed to hit the red-whites on target once. Wards of Sergei Semak were able to inflict five shots on the opponent's goal, but none of them were accurate. Spartak shot four times and hit the target twice. At the same time, according to the results of the first half, Zenit surpassed the opponent in the percentage of possession of the ball - 70 to 30.
Spartak forward Alexander Sobolev opened the scoring in a fast attack. Video referee Sergey Ivanov suggested that the chief referee Pavel Kukyan reconsider the episode at the beginning of the attack, when the red-and-white midfielder Daniil Khlusevich kicked the opponent, making the pass. However, Kukyan did not change his mind and counted the year.
In the appointed extra time Muscovites could not pull out a victory. In the 49th minute Alexander Sobolev scored and put the hosts ahead. Andrey Mostovoy converted a penalty, the score remained a draw.
It's worth reminding that Zenit leads an unbeaten streak with Spartak for nine matches in a row. Muscovites have not been able to beat St. Petersburg since November 2017, when they won 3-1.
Spartak scored 38 points. He remains in tenth place in the standings. Zenit, which secured the championship three more rounds before the end of the championship, scored 65 points.
In the final round, Spartak will play away with Khimki near Moscow. Zenit will play a guest match with Nizhny Novgorod.