This is the first major victory of the red-whites over the blue-white-blues in 16 years.

In 2006, the capital's club defeated Zenit with a score of 4:1.

Roman Pavlyuchenko, Nikita Bazhenov and Mikhailo Pyanovich scored goals against Muscovites, who scored a brace.

Earlier, the former president of Spartak, Leonid Fedun, called the reason for the major victory of the capital's team over Zenit in the third round match of the group stage of the RPL Path of the Russian Cup.