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Zenit-Anzhi play 1-1 draw in empty St. Petersburg stadium

News 11 Dec 2012, 15:05 IST

Hulk of FC Zenit St. Petersburg (L) vies for the ball with Lacina Traore of FC Anzhi Makhachkala during their at the Petrovsky Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia.

St. Petersburg, Dec 11 (IANS): Defending Russian Premier League champions Zenit St. Petersburg played out a 1-1 draw at home with Dagestani football club Anzhi Makhachkala.

After conceding a soft first-half goal via a Joo Carlos header, Zenit replied in the 66th minute through Konstantin Zyryanov. Neither side was able to convert its chances in the dying minutes of the game, Xinhua reports.

The result leaves Anzhi in second and Zenit in third place behind league leaders CSKA Moscow.

This was the second of two home games which Zenit were forced to play in an empty stadium after the Russian Football Union penalised the club for fan violence in November.

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