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Super Cup (Russia), 2024, all matches

The Russian Football Super Cup, also known as the OLIMPBET Russian Super Cup, is an annual tournament between the winners of the Russian Premier League and the winners of the Russian Cup of the previous season. If one team wins both tournaments, its opponent is the silver medalist of the championship.

The tournament format is relatively simple: the match consists of one duel, which determines the winner of the trophy. In the event of a draw at the end of regular time, extra time is appointed. If this does not reveal a winner, a penalty shootout is held.

The 2023 Russian Super Cup took place on July 15 at the Ak Bars Arena in Kazan. In this match, Zenit from St. Petersburg met with CSKA Moscow. Zenit, which became the champion of Russia in the 2022/2023 season, was also the winner of the Russian Cup, so in the match for the Super Cup, its opponent was the silver medalist of the championship - CSKA. The match ended with a 1-0 victory for Zenit, which brought the club its eighth Russian Super Cup title in its history.

The following year, in 2024, the tournament format remained unchanged. Zenit, having once again become champions and winners of the Cup, met with Krasnodar, the second-placed club in the championship. The match took place on July 13, 2024 in Volgograd. In a tense struggle, Zenit won with a score of 3-2, continuing its dominant streak in Russian football.

Among the notable aspects of the tournament, it is worth noting the use of VAR (Video Assistant Referee) technology, which helps ensure the fairness of referee decisions. Leading Russian referees also often participate in the tournament matches, which emphasizes the high status and significance of the Super Cup.

The Russian Super Cup is an important event in the Russian football calendar, as it opens a new season and allows teams to demonstrate their readiness for the upcoming competitions. The tournament matches attract the attention of not only Russian but also international fans, helping to popularize Russian football on the world stage.

The history of the Russian Super Cup is rich in interesting and dramatic moments. For example, in 2021, the match between Zenit and Lokomotiv ended with a score of 3:0 in favor of the St. Petersburg club, which became one of the most convincing victories in the history of the tournament.