Russian League, Round 5
August 15, 2015
Zenit 0 – 2 Krasnodar
Goals: Sigurdsson 27, Laborde 50
St.Petersburg, Petrovsky Stadium
Zenit: Lodygin – Smolnikov (81 Criscito), Neto, Garay, Anyukov – Javi Garcia, Witsel, Danny (c) (81 Dolgov) – Hulk, Dzyuba (57 Fayzulin), Shatov
Krasnodar: Dikan – Granqvist, Kaleshin, Sigurdsson, Strandberg – Gazinskiy, Mamaev (65 Ari), Sergey Petrov, Bystrov (81 Wanderson), Laborde (61 Ahmedov), Smolov
Shatov - Dzyuba - Hulk
Danny - Witsel
Criscito - Garay - Neto - Smolnikov
Krasnodar opened the scoring from a set piece, Sigurdsson was clearly offside before he headed the ball in; Garay protested furiously but the goal stood, what a crap. Krasnodar increased their lead 5 minutes into the secong half when Lodygin’s blooper allowed the ball to slip in between his legs and into the net after a speculative long-range effort by Laborde.
Unfortunately Danny had obtained full match fitness so he didn’t come off the bench as he had done in the previous matches (with great success), but rather was included in the starting lineup, which had an obvious destructive effect on Zenit creative play.