Zenit St. Petersburg defeated the Yugra-Samotlor at home at SIBUR ARENA without any difficulties. This opponent is traditionally convenient for Zenit – 13 matches between the rivals ended with victories for the team from St. Petersburg.
“From the beginning of the match we had great control over the diagonal Samotlor Sapozhkov – here it is especially worth noting the work of Yegor Klyuka against him in the first game. In general, we made a few mistakes in this game, and this is very important. It’s great to start this year with a 3-0 win, especially after the Russian Cup, where it was honestly difficult for us,” says Tuomas Sammelvuo, head coach Zenit St. Petersburg.
Egor Kliuka was the top scorer with 16 points, while Viktor Poletaev added 14 and Tine Urnatu 12.
Dinamo Moscow have left no chances for Krasnoyarsk – beating them 3-0 (25-15, 25-19, 25-19). Tsvetan Sokolov and Vadim Lichosherstov were the top scorers in Dinamo with 12 points. Kiril Klets was the best scorer on the other side with 12 points.
Mohamed Al Hachdadi led Belogorie with 17 points to the win over Surgut Region 3-0 (25-20, 25-16, 25-17).