Zenit St Petersburg were proclaimed Russian Premier League champions for a second consecutive season, Yahoo Sports reports.
Zenit’s seventh top-flight win came after the triumph last season when they pipped the capital city side too. Zenit can add a semi-final against Spartak Moscow to their trophy collection with a Russian Cup set for July 18.
Following a 4-2 victory at Kuban Krasnodar on Sunday, Sergey Semak’s team now has an unassailable lead. With four rounds yet to be played, they already have a 13-point advantage over second-placed Lokomotiv Moscow.
Daniil Utkin scored twice for the hosts on Sunday.
League top goal scorer Artem Dzyuba scored his 17th goal in this match. Also, Sardar Azmoun, closely following his team-mate, now has 15 total goals, all contributed to their Krasnodar accounts.