In the opening match of the group stage of the RPL of the Russian Cup, Zenit St. Petersburg hosted Akhmat. The guests have problems with the lineup, and Sergei Tashuev had no one to choose from.
“Zenith” made a rotation of the composition regarding the championship match, and Mario Fernández, who remained in the reserve, was included in the match application.
“Akhmat” tried to play on the counter and left a very good impression. But the only defensive error in the first half ended with Gustavo Mantua’s goal on 39′.
After the break, Grozny attacked more, but missed a dangerous counterattack, which finished off Claudinho.
And before that, Fernández entered the field, who made his debut for a new club after returning to Russia.