Russian Premier League news

Anzhi win after blomb blasts

May 21, 2013
By ESPN staff

Anzhi Makhachkala beat Lokomotiv Moscow 2-1 on Monday following two bomb blasts which killed three people and injured dozens more.

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GettyImagesAnzhi have enjoyed a watershed season

The match went ahead just hours after car bombs exploded in the Dagestan capital, and Anzhi sealed third place in the Russian Premier League - their best finish in the league to date - with one game remaining this season.

Alexander Samedov put Lokomotiv ahead in the first half, but Anzhi put an horrific day behind them with goals from Vedran Corluka and Samuel Eto'o

Russia international Alexander Samedov fired the visitors ahead midway through the first half, but Anzhi equalised when Lokomotiv's Croatian defender Vedran Corluka put the ball in his own goal five minutes before the break.

Cameroon striker and club captain Samuel Eto'o then headed in from close range 16 minutes from time to the delight of a jubilant home crowd.

"I have to give this team a lot of credit," manager Guus Hiddink told NTV Plus.

"We were 1-0 down but we reacted in the second half. We have been in the top three all season and today we made sure we finish third. This team deserves a big, big compliment."

Anzhi will take on league champions CSKA Moscow in the Russian Cup final on June 1.