Zenit lose to Dynamo Moscow as Driussi sees red

The blue-white-sky blues lost 1-0 in Arena Khimki to Dynamo Moscow.
Zenit lose to Dynamo Moscow as Driussi sees red
An uneventful first half was turned on its head when Seb Driussi received a second yellow and his marching orders in the 37th minute. His first yellow had come a few minutes earlier and seemed a dubious decision when he was deemed to have pushed a Dynamo player near the corner flag, although minimal contact was present on the reply. The second came about as it seemed Dynamo had taken a free-kick and Driussi won the loose ball, however the referee saw otherwise and deemed a second yellow appropriate and the Argentine left the pitch.

The only goal of the game came deep in the second half when a Rausch cross from the right was glanced home by Cernych and gave Andrey Lunev no chance.

A flurry of chances at the end of the game saw Zenit go close on more than one occasion and Artem Dzyuba forced a tremendous save from Shunin but the equaliser never came. 

Zenit remain in first place in the Russian Premier Liga on 25 points, 6 ahead of Krasnodar on 19, who player later today.