Tasnim – MOSCOW, Iranian forward Sardar Azmoun scored twice Saturday night in the match against Lokomotiv Moscow in the Super Cup.
Lokomotiv defeated Zenit St. Petersburg 3-2 in the Super Cup.
Two goals in the space of three minutes from Alexei Miranchuk in the 78th and 81st minutes turned the game around for Lokomotiv, which followed up its Russian Cup win last season by beating league champion Zenit in the season opener.
Lokomotiv took an early lead through Fyodor Smolov in the sixth minute but the St. Petersburg team hit back through two goals from Iranian striker Sardar Azmoun either side of halftime. Zenit had Magomed Ozdoev sent off for a second yellow card in extra time.
Lokomotiv had lost the last two Super Cup games in 2017 and 2018 to Spartak Moscow and CSKA Moscow, respectively.