The former Independiente played his first minutes with the Russian team, which reached 21 units in the local championship.
Zenit added a disappointing draw against Dinamo Moscow, in a game corresponding to the ninth round of the Russian Premier League. Those of Roberto Mancini accumulate two games without knowing the victory and could even lose the championship point if the Lokomotiv wins its game against Terek Grozny.
The St. Petersburg team, as has been usual in this season’s start, had a significant number of Argentines in the starting lineup. However, the novelty was the presence of Emiliano Rigoni, a midfielder who played his first official game with Zenit, a team that came from Independiente.
Rigoni, who saw from the substitute bench Argentina’s draw against Venezuela for the South American Qualifiers, started and played 55 minutes against the square of the Russian capital. The midfielder left several flashes of quality and was replaced in the complement by Dzyuba, but his team could only add one point.