Anji Makhachkala will play the RPL Week 25 match vs Zenit Moscow on Sunday.
The Dagestani team`s matches against the Railmen are traditionally held in the tense struggle: three league games ended in a major victory in favour of one of the teams. This tendency has been quite obvious recently.
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The highlight match was the 2000-2001 Russian Cup final in which the Dagestani team faced the Rail men. In that clash neither 90, nor 120 minutes were enough to define the winner with Lokomotiv getting an upper hand in the penalty shootout.
The upcoming game will become the opponents` 16th encounter in the Russian top flight. For today it`s the Moscow team that has the advantage (+6=4-5, 16:3).
The importance of the encounter is clear for both teams: struggling Anji will oppose the gold medal chaser. It`s not for nothing that the NTV all-Russian television channel will show live exactly this match.