Zenit St Petersburg maintained their perfect start to the new Russian League season with a 3-1 win at CSKA Moscow on Saturday
Two traditional heavyweights of Russian football met at the Luzhniki Stadium on Saturday.
It was the visiting Zenit side who got off to a dream start against CSKA - only ten minutes in when Alexander Kerzhakov skipped to the byline and crossed for Sergei Semak to tap home.
Almost immediately after the restart, the home side were in even deeper trouble - goal keeper Igor Akinfeev adjudged to have tripped the onrushing Semak in the penalty area.
Kerzhakov stepped up and never looked like missing, and sent the Zenit fans into delirium in the process.
With little over half an hour on the clock the home side were soon in even more trouble.
Semak grabbing his second goal of the game with a tidy finish, following yet more comical defending from the Moscow side.
CSKA may have had a glimmer of hope when Japaneese international Keisuke Honda pulled a goal back for the home side on the stroke of half-time.
Substitute Ahmed Musa went close to halving the deficit in the second half, but CSKA slipped to their second sucessive defeat .
Zenit beat CSKA 3-1Sunday, August 05 2012