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Football: Zenit fans attack Dynamo captain in pitch invasion

Published on May 11, 2014 10:15 PM
Fans of the Zenit Saint Petersburg walk on the field of the Petrovsky stadium during the Russian Premier League match against Dynamo Moscow in Saint Petersburg on May 11, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

MOSCOW (AFP) - Zenit St Petersburg supporters invaded the pitch on Sunday and attacked Dynamo Moscow's captain as their side were headed for a shock home defeat in a crunch title game.

Andre Villas-Boas's side were losing 4-2 in the 87th minute when St Petersburg fans launched their assault and forced the game to be abandoned.

One fan punched Dynamo skipper Vladimir Granat to the head twice. Granat was helped from the field in a daze. Reports said he suffered concussion.

Dynamo officials said they would launch legal action.

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