– Match of the championship of Russia on football between the Moscow clubs CSKA and Spartak in the first round will be held on 23 September in the framework of the seventh round, according to the website of the tournament.
Game start – 19:00 GMT.
In the same day will pass one more match, which belongs to the category “Central tour” – between St. Petersburg “Zenith” and Moscow “Locomotive”. The game will take place in St. Petersburg will start at 16:30 GMT.
In season 2017/18 CSKA on the home field won “Spartak” with the account 2:1, and away lost to the rival with the score 0:3.
In correspondence of the same dispute at the finish line of the championship success accompanied CSKA, who in the final round ahead of “Spartak”, took second place and earned a ticket into the group stage of the Champions League. Spartak, who finished in third place, was forced to participate in the qualifying tournament of the Champions League. Here he stumbled at the first stage, which started the European Cup match. Namely, in the third round of qualifying, where the sum of the two games lost to Greek club PAOK. Now “Spartak” will play in the group stage of the Europa League.
As for confrontation “Zenith” and “Locomotive” in both meetings last season, won the Moscow club – 3:0 (in St. Petersburg) and 1:0 (in Moscow). Victory in the Moscow match was Lokomotiv’s fateful: thanks to the club ahead of schedule became the champion of Russia.
“Locomotive” thanks to the championship got a direct ticket to the UEFA Champions League. Zenit finished in fifth place, became the participant of the Europa League where he started from the second qualifying round and reached the group stage.
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