reports, for a second consecutive season Zenit St Petersburg was proclaimed Russian Premier League champions, following a 4-2 victory at Kuban Krasnodar on Sunday.
Sergey Semak’s team now has an unassailable 13-point advantage over second-placed Lokomotiv Moscow, with four rounds to go.
When Zenit pipped the capital city side too, their seventh top-flight win came after the triumph last season.
League top goalscorer Artem Dzyuba on the 17th and Sardar Azmoun, following his team-mate with his 15th total, all contributed to their Krasnodar accounts amid Daniil Utkin’s double for the hosts.
Zenit can add a semi-final against Spartak Moscow to their trophy collection with a Russian Cup set for July 18.