The former coach of the Russian national team pointed out that the confrontation between Spartak and Zenit must show all the best qualities that the Russian Premier League has today
Victor Mozes (Spartak) and Wendel (Zenit) (Photo: Sergey Bobylev/TASS)
The match with Spartak as part of the 29th round of the RPL is a prestigious match for Zenit, who won the championship in advance. This was announced to RBC Sport by the former coach of the Russian national team, CSKA, and winner of the UEFA Cup in 2005, Valery Gazzaev.
“I don’t think this is a fundamental game. First of all, this is a “prestigious match” for Zenit. Spartak solved their tasks in the championship, Zenit became champion ahead of schedule. The traditions of Zenit and Spartak are quite large. Regardless of the importance of the match, these teams always leave a good impression in terms of the game, the attitude towards the match, the dedication of the players. “, – said Gazzaev.
In his opinion, the Spartak-Zenith match should show all the best qualities that define the Russian Premier League, “because these clubs are among the best teams and represent our championship.
Samedov asked Zenit to show strength in the match against Spartak
The central match of the 29th round of the Russian Premier League (RPL), in which Spartak will host Zenit St. Petersburg, will take place on May 15 at the Otkritie Bank Arena.
The game will be refereed by Pavel Kukuyan, linemen Vladislav Nazarov and Andrey Gurbanov, as well as substitute referee Andrey Fisenko. Sergey Ivanov has been appointed responsible for the work of the video assistance system for referees (VAR), he will be assisted by Aram Petrosyan.
Zenit have already secured their fourth consecutive victory in the Russian Championship. Spartak is ninth in the RPL standings with 37 points from 28 games.
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