Zenit St. Petersburg’s Vyacheslav Malafeev happy to reclaim top spot after defeating FC Krasnodar

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Zenit St. Petersburg’s Vyacheslav Malafeev happy to reclaim top spot after defeating FC Krasnodar
In the latest round of Russian Premier League, Zenit St. Petersburg defeated FC Krasnodar by a comfortable 5-0 margin at home. The Meshki shot-stopper,, is delighted with the comprehensive team win against the Byki and assured the fans
that the Bomzhi are ready to retain the Russian Premier League title this season.
Zenit have now claimed the top spot on the league table after the former league leaders, CSKA Moscow managed to draw their previous league meeting against Spartak Moscow. The Bomzhi have stretched their unbeaten league run to twelve games and managed to
score ten goals from their last two meetings against the Byki and Kryliya Sovetov Samara.
“We had a beautiful counterattack, and indeed the match was very entertaining. The result was a match for gourmets: a lot of chances, a lot of struggle and a lot of cool heads. In the first half they made a lot of attacks on our goal, but we controlled their
offensive approach, it was not easy. But our defence played well, and then we scored the third and left the opponent with no chance for a possible comeback. In the second half we attacked and they defended themselves.” The Russian Cup winner was quoted as
The UEFA Cup winner revealed that Zenit are playing quality football under the leadership of Spalletti, and the Meshki deserve the top spot on the league table after displaying interesting, entertaining and fabulous performances.
Malafeev revealed that the mood in the Zenit dressing room is getting better and these kind of performances can give the Bomzhi a lot of confidence to score in the UEFA Champions League group stages. Zenit have been drawn against, FC Apoel and Shakhtar
Donetsk in the group stages of the cup tournament.
The Russian hotshot heaped praise on Zenit goal machine Aleksandr Kerzhakov’s performance, revealing that the former Dynamo Moscow player was a nightmare for the Krasnodar defenders. Kerzhakov was awarded the man of the match award for his sublime hat-trick.



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