The game between Anzhi and Lokomotiv seemed a meeting between two old friends. Before the start of the match, many 'Railroaders' spoke with Yurij Syomin, while Hugo Almeida warm welcomed Manuel Fernandes (they played together in Besiktas). Furthermore, even Arsenij Logashov and Mbark Boussoufa left friends in Makhachkala as Eschenko in Loko.
However, everything changed after the kick off. The game started immediately on high levels and each action was a dangerous opportunity.
Anzhi took the lead thanks to Haruna, who took advantage from a Lokomotiv's mistake in the midfield. 'Railroaders' answered a few minutes later with Skuletic, whose header on Samedov's assist beat Pomazan. Then, Aleksey Miranchuk could have scored the 1:2, but the Anzhi's goalkeeper was careful.
In the second half, both team tried to win the match. Ebecilio had a good chance, but he didn't beat Guilherme in a 1-on-1. The match changed when Maicon replaced Skuletic. First the Brazilian striker scored the 1:2 with a great header on a Shishkin's assist. Then, he made an assist for Kasaev, whose shot closed the game - 1-3.
Lokomotiv won the second match in a row as CSKA and Zenit.