Vice-champion CSKA in the first round won away at Makhachkala "Anzhi" (3:1). CSKA is the only team, who started all 17 seasons within the Premier League without defeats in the first rounds. During this time, CSKA 6 times he took gold at the Russian Championships.

Rubin Kazan played their first match after returning Kurban Berdiyev from "Rostov". On the home field Kazan has conceded "to Krasnodar" — 1:2. And former club Barcelona "Rostov" played in a draw against Ekaterinburg "Ural" — 1:1.

1-round

SKA Khabarovsk — Zenit 0:2 (0:0)

Goals: Kuziaev 52, Kokorin 81.

Zenit: Lunev, Smolnikov, I., Neto, Criscito, Shatov (Hernani, 90), Erokhin (Kuziaev, 46), Paredes, Kokorin, Juliano (Driussi, 74), Dziuba.

Anji — CSKA 1:3 (0:1)

Goals: Markelov 64 — Vasin 21, Golovin 49, 79 Natcho (pen).

CSKA: Akinfeev, A. Berezutsky, Vasin, V. Berezutski, Fernandez, Wernbloom, Nath (Kuchaev, 83), Schennikov, Dzagoev (Chalov, 64), for vitinho, (Zhamaletdinov, 89), Golovin.

Rubin — Krasnodar 1:2 (0:2)

Goals: Listen 72 — Laborde 17, 33.

Ruby: Ryzhikov, Kambolov, Burlak, Pomegranate, Kuzmin, Rochina (Lestienne, 46), Mvila, Ozdoev, Kudryashov, Karadeniz (Azmoun, 62), Kanunnikov (Gonatas, 73).

Krasnodar: Sinitsyn, Petrov, Martynovich, S. Larsson, Ramirez, Shishkin, Gazinskaya (Zhigulev, 74), Pereira (Klasson, 61), Podberezkin, Wánderson, Laborde (Suleymanov, 90).

Akhmat — Amkar 1:0 (1:0)

Goal: Leo Toad 39.

Ural — Rostov 1:1 (1:0)

Goals: Dimitrov, 41 (pen) — Gatskan 60.

Tosno — Ufa 0:1 (0:0)

Goal: Sysouev 65.