FIFA.com recalls how a famous forward’s final goal sealed the unlikeliest of Russia Premier League conquests for a little-known coach and his cast of veterans.
Zenit St Petersburg began their title defence with a 2-0 victory over Amkar Perm, while Anzhi Makhachkala came back from a goal down to beat Kuban Krasnodar 2-1.
Russian Premier League leaders Zenit St Petersburg beat Spartak Moscow 2-1 to move nine points clear at the top of the table, while nearest chasers CSKA Moscow were held to a 1-1 draw by Kuban Krasnodar.
Zenit St Petersburg were staring elimination in the face as they found themselves 3-1 down on aggregate to Young Boys after 20 minutes at the Petrovski Stadion, but three unanswered goals saw them progress with a 4-3 win.
Zenit St. Petersburg won their second Russian title following a 5-0 thrashing of visiting Rostov on Sunday in front of a capacity 22,000 crowd at Saint Petersburg's Petrovsky stadium.
Rubin Kazan played out a goalless draw at home to Zenit to complete the defence of their Russian Premier League crown in the penultimate round.