"Of course, it was hard to play on such a pitch. We had a good first half. In the second, we failed to show the same game, so we lost. It's the first time I've played in this weather, in the snow. But the weather did not affect much, in the second half there were already good conditions," the RT correspondent quoted Cassierra as saying.

The match ended with a score of 3:1. The match was held on a snow-covered field and was postponed to 17:00 Moscow time due to bad weather in the capital.

Maksim Glushenkov and Nair Tiknizyan scored for the Railwaymen. Mateo Cassierra scored for the St. Petersburg team, and Mikhail Kerzhakov also scored an own goal.

Lokomotiv are seventh in the Russian Premier League (RPL) with 28 points. Zenit are in second place (33 points).

Earlier, Zenit St. Petersburg head coach Sergei Semak spoke about the current calendar of RPL matches.