Branislav Ivanovic is on the verge of ending his Chelsea career, as he edges closer to a securing a move to Zenit St. Petersburg in the coming days.
Reigning champions Zenit St Petersburg battled back from a goal down to beat 10-man Dynamo Moscow 2-1 and make a winning start in the new Russian Premier League campaign on Sunday.
. Russian champions Zenit St Petersburg beat cup holders Lokomotiv Moscow 4-2 on penalties after their tense Super Cup final ended 1-1 after extra time on Sunday. “We had a very short pre-season training session to give our international players more time for rest,” Zenit manager Andre Villas-Boas said. “That’s why we failed to show our best today making too many mistakes. “But I think we were the better side today especially in the second half.” Senegalese striker Baye Oumar Niasse put Lokomotiv 1-0 up in the 28th minute when he beat Zenit ‘keeper Yury Lodygin with a low shot from just outside the area. But in the 83rd minute Zenit were level when Axel Witsel knocked on a free kick by Hulk to right back Igor Smolnikov who scored with a close-range header. Extra time failed to produce a winner and in the penalty shoot-out, Zenit took the early advantage as Hulk scored the initial shot while Lokomotiv […]