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Anzhi - Dinamo 2:1 (1:1)


írta: Maurice

2011-08-22 23:30

The 21st round of the Russian Premier League gives a breather to Anzhi fans who were so let down by the away loss to Spartak in the previous round. Anzhi is now back in fourth, trailing Dinamo with two points and leaders CSKA by nine.

The home grass and the Wild Division chased Anzhi Makhachkala into a win over Dinamo Moskva.

Rivals for third place, the two sides had another one of those running-up-and-down-the-pitch encounters. It was a closely contested game with some twists.

Anzhi grabbed the lead after a shameful defensive mistake by two Dinamo backs. Boussoufa put it home from close range.

The end of the first half brought profound sadness for Anzhi Makhachkala as their lead went up in smoke after a Dinamo counter-attack, where Anzhi lost not only their lead but also Gadzhibekov who had fallen victim to a rude sliding tackle.

Anzhi coach Gadzhi Gadzhiev managed to duct-tape the morale together somewhat in the break. The words he uttered must have been "you must win this, guys".

On 71 minutes, Prudnikov scored from Ivanov's timely free kick, and made the fans crazy.

The same fans became wild once again as Anzhi keeper Revishvili neutralised a penalty kick and sealed victory for Dagestan's best, proving himself over Edwin Van der Sar, who has (never) been rumoured to come to defend Makhachkala City's goal.

Anzhi Makhachkala is currently fourth, capable of catching Dinamo Moskva in third place in the next round with some massive luck. At the same time, bad misfortune could throw us as back as 8th place.
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