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Krasnodar clings on to Russian league title chances, delaying Zenit's celebrations

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MOSCOW — FC Krasnodar prolonged the Russian Premier League title race Monday with a draw that prevented Zenit St. Petersburg from becoming champion.

Krasnodar's 1-1 draw with relegation-threatened Amkar Perm leaves Zenit eight points clear at the top with three games remaining.

Defeat for Krasnodar would have handed Zenit a first Russian title since 2012.

Zenit remains overwhelmingly likely to take the title, needing just one point from its last three games.

Should Zenit and Krasnodar finish level on points, Zenit would take the title thanks to a superior head-to-head record.

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