Main Zenit coach Mircea Lucescu accused the President of the Russian football Union (RFU) Vitaly Mutko and the championship officials to help “Spartaku”. It is reported by Sport Total.
According to the Romanian coach, “Zenit” was the clear leader to complete home match of the ninth round RFPL with “Spartakom” (4:2). At the end of the game the main referee Sergey Ivanov has not appointed a penalty kick in favor of the visitors in midfield, and then St. Petersburg scored the fourth goal.
“Then began the campaign against us, the total dissatisfaction of the fans close to the “Spartak” people. Interfered with the President of the Federation, head of the referees was replaced, the referee suspended,” — said Lucescu.
The reason for the victory of “Spartacus” in the championship of the Romanians called the popularity of the club among fans across the country.
“When I signed a contract with Zenit, Moscow Newspapers staged a campaign against me, I understand them. They want the Champions League played there,” — said the expert.
Lucescu headed Zenit before the start of season 2016/17. The winner of the championship became “Spartak”. Blue-white-blue took third place in the standings, 8 points behind the champion. In the Champions League, in addition to red and white, will be become the second CSKA Moscow. “Zenit” will play in the Europa League.