Zenit vs. Dynamo Moscow Abandoned After Vladimir Granat Punched by Fan

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There were crazy scenes in Russia as Zenit St Petersburg fans invaded the pitch near the end of their league match with Dynamo Moscow.

A hooligan punched Dynamo defender Vladimir Granat, prompting the game to be abandoned three minutes from time.

Zenit were losing 4-2 at the time to fall behind CSKA Moscow at the top of the table.

Dynamo coach Stanislav Cherchesov gave his thoughts to local television after the game, as reported by Reuters (via Yahoo Sports):

I would not want to play. If I was hit, would you force me to go back on to the field? I would not want to do that. The player was hit in the face a few times and he says I don't want to go back out there. What can you do?

Zenit look certain to face serious repercussions after the scenes. 

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