Zenit beat Sochi 3-1 in the early kick-off
Sergei Semak's men won the first game back after the international break with a strong performance at the Gazprom Arena.
The Zenit starting XI
Kerzhakov, Santos, Lovren, Rakitskiy, Karavaev, Krugovoy (45), Barrios (69), Erokhin (66), Kuzyaev, Driussi (78), Azmoun (66).
Subs: Lunev, Vasyutin, Chistyakov, Prokhin, Zhirkov, Mostovoy (45), Shamkin, Sutormin (78), Musaev, Ozdoev (69), Wendel (66), Dzyuba (66).