Friday, August 18, 2017

Moscow Lokomotiv rises to top of league after win against St. Petersburg Zenit

Following Tuesday's win against St. Petersburg Zenit, Moscow Lokomotiv has advanced to the top of the Russian Premier League.

"It's too early to congratulate us," Lokomotiv coach Leonid Kuchuk said, noting that the team only leads Zenit by two points with 12 games left in the season, according to RIA Novosti.

Some fans speculate that Zenit's head coach, Luciano Spalletti, may be at fault for the team's recent string of losses leading up to their defeat against Lokomotiv. On Sunday, Zenit's game against Chechnya ended in a draw.

Coming in behind Moscow Lokomotiv and St. Petersburg Zenit, Moscow Spartak holds the third spot, following a win against FC Volga last week, RIA Novosti reports.