Lokomotiv starts Russian season with Super Cup win

Russia_Soccer_Super_Cup_15209 Lokomotiv Moscow's Aleksei Miranchuk, center left, scores his team's third goal against Zenit St. Petersburg during the Russian Super Cup soccer match in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, July 6, 2019. Lokomotiv won 3-2. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Russia_Soccer_Super_Cup_66619 Lokomotiv Moscow's Aleksei Miranchuk, center, celebrates after scoring his team's third goal against Zenit St. Petersburg during the Russian Super Cup soccer match in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, July 6, 2019. Lokomotiv won 3-2. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Russia_Soccer_Super_Cup_12131 Lokomotiv Moscow's team celebrate their victory against Zenit St. Petersburg's after the Russian Super Cup soccer match in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, July 6, 2019. Lokomotiv won 3-2. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Russia_Soccer_Super_Cup_99469 Lokomotiv Moscow's team celebrate their victory against Zenit St. Petersburg's after the Russian Super Cup soccer match in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, July 6, 2019. Lokomotiv won 3-2. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Russia_Soccer_Super_Cup_34386 Lokomotiv Moscow's head coach Yuri Semin waits for the start of the Russian Super Cup soccer match between Zenit St. Petersburg and Lokomotiv in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, July 6, 2019. Lokomotiv won 3-2. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Russia_Soccer_Super_Cup_85253 Zenit St. Petersburg's team players pose for a picture before the Russian Super Cup soccer match between Zenit St. Petersburg and Lokomotiv in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, July 6, 2019. Lokomotiv won 3-2. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Russia_Soccer_Super_Cup_15963 A view of the Dinamo stadium during the Russian Super Cup soccer match between Zenit St. Petersburg and Lokomotiv in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, July 6, 2019. Lokomotiv won 3-2. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
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MOSCOW (AP) — Lokomotiv Moscow got a good start to the Russian season by beating Zenit St. Petersburg 3-2 in the Super Cup on Saturday.

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.

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