Dynamo Moscow beat Zenit St. Petersburg in the RPL round 5 match. The meeting ended with the score 1: 0. The only goal in the 40th minute was scored by Toni Shunich. He sent the ball into the goal of Mikhail Kerzhakov with his head after Sebastian Szymanski’s excellent free kick.
In the second half, Zenit increased speed and began to cause problems for the opponent. In the 72nd minute, the hosts earned a removal. Defender Dmitry Skopintsev played very roughly against the substitute Emiliano Rigoni.
Less than ten minutes later, the judge equalized the squads. The second yellow card was earned by the guests’ defensive midfielder Vilmar Barrios. The removal did not bother Zenit. Petersburg footballers rushed forward, but the Dynamo defense acted flawlessly and removed all horse feeds.
On the added minutes, the blue-white-blue had a splendid opportunity to level the score, but the hosts’ goalkeeper Anton Shunin managed to score Malcolm’s nine. Zenit was not capable of more, losing in the RPL for the first time since September 2019.
Despite the defeat, the Petersburgers remained at the head of the standings, in their asset 12 points. Dynamo scored 10 points and moved up to fourth place. In the next round, Zenit will have a difficult meeting with Lokomotiv, Dynamo will play Ufa.