A brace by Japan midfielder Keisuke Honda helped reigning champions CSKA Moscow claim the Russian Super Cup with a 3-0 victory over Zenit St Petersburg on Saturday.
Russian international Sergei Ignashevic also scored for the Red Army side to help them clinch their fifth Super Cup. CSKA dominated from the start at the Rostov Olymp-2 arena and took the lead in the 15th minute when Honda beat Zenit's Greek goalkeeper Yury Lodygin with a precise shot from just outside the penalty box.
Zenit poured forward looking for an equaliser but failed to find the net. Ignashevich increased the lead by firing home on the rebound nine minutes from the break following an Alan Dzagoev free-kick.
After the interval Zenit upped the pressure on CSKA defence, pinning them back.
But the Red Army side were sitting comfortably on their advantage despite Zenit dominating possession. In the 74th minute CSKA's Brazilian striker Vagner Love had a clear chance to increase his team's lead but could only hit the woodwork from close range.
It was Honda who rounded off the scoring with seven minutes remaining when he slotted home from just inside the area past the outstretched hands of a helpless Lodygin to wrap up a well-deserved win.