Anji – Dinamo 2:1 (1:1)
Goal: Boussoufa, 21. Voronin, 41. Prudnikov, 71.
Anji: Revishvili, Tagirbekov, J. Carlos (Kebe, 90+5), Gadzhibekov (Ivanov, 46), R. Carlos, Angbwa, Zhirkov, Akhmedov, Dzsudzsak, Boussoufa, Prudnikov (Holenda, 76).
Reserves: Makarov, Agalarov, M. Gadzhiev, Ibragimgadzhiev.
Dinamo: Shunin, Fernandes, Lomich, Uilkish (Misimovich, 79), Granat, Yusupov (Ropotan, 46), Kokorin, Samedov, Semshov, Voronin, Kuranyi.
Reserves: Gabulov, Ropotan, Epuryanu, Duimovich, Karyaka, Sapeta.
Cards: Yusupov, 39. Kuranyi, 55. Lomich, 70. Granat, 85.
Referee: Vladislav Bezborodov (St. Petersburg).
21st August. Makhachkala. Stadium Dinamo.
The opponents played nine matches of Championship and two matches of PIRELLI — Russian Cup. Just once Anji team gained win over Dinamo. Match of the first round was interesting but disappointing: Anji was leading the game but decisive goal was missed few minutes earlier the final whistle.
Daghestani supporters filled tribunes hoping that unpleasant tradition would be broken off. Sergey Silkin, tutor of guest team later on noted that our supporters had been cheering on Anji greatly and put some skin in the result of the game.
The match started by our team`s persistent attacks. Double pressure on the opponent brought to its results: Boussoufa lost no time in penalty area and pushed the ball into the furthest corner – 1:0.
The home team switched to defense and defeated the attacks of the “white-blues”. The first half seemed to finish in favor of our team but Dinamo took off the ball from Gadzhibekov having knocked him off his feet (our defender injured his ankle-guard in that episode) and ignoring his fall attacked our woodwork that resulted in Voronin`s return goal: Dinamo forward shot straightly into the net – 1:1.
In the second half our team had to restart the game. Zhirkov moved closer up to Gadzhibekov in defense, Dzsudzsak played as a left-winger, while Ivanov was in the right. After sharp attack of the guest team (as Voronin missed), Anji started breaking the opponent`s defense.However our second goal was scored in sharp counterattack: while opponent team was contesting decision of the referee Ivanov punched ball to Prudnikov and the latter lost no time in scoring - 2:1.
Dinamo turned to bringing all its forces to attack. And our team could rather counterattak the opponent than miss. Last episode reached the highest peak of emotions - guests were awarded free kick but after ricochet from the wall Revishvili rescued his team.
Final whistle was met with a storm of applause. The whole stadium was thankfully bidding farewell to its favorite team. Anji keeps 4th position in the standings coming closer to the “white-blues”.