Russian football premier league debut Sunday July 14, 2013. In the second game of the season at 17:30 Anzhi will host Lokomotiv Moscow.
Anzhi will struggle this season and three fonts, team coached by Guus Hiddink will evolve in Europe League after last season ended on the last step of the podium. At Anzhi it has been a hectic summer transfer market, being brought five players. The goalkeeper Mikhail Kerzhakov and midfielder Aleksey Ionov were bought with money are not known. Anzhi midfielder Igor Denisov for paid Zenit’s 15 million euro. Cela was the most expensive transfer of striker Aleksandr Kokorin brought from Dinamo Moscow in exchange for 19 million euros. The latest acquisition is defender Christopher Samba who were paid 14 million euros Congolese returning from exile after a season at QPR. Among the players who have left the most important name is Kamil Agalarov, midfielder who last season caught 14 games in the Premier League title.
Lokomotiv Moscow begins the season with a new coach. After finishing the championship in 9th place just Slaven Bilic left it on Lokomotiv, starting at Besiktas. In its place he was brought Leonid Kuchuk, a former technician at Kuban Krasnodar. Two important players were sold this summer. Sergey Korovushkin veteran chose to go to Volga Tver, while midfielder Denis Glushakov Spartak Moscow for paid eight million euros. Lokomotiv was oriented to the Ukrainian market when it comes to acquisitions. Dinamo Kyiv defender Taras Mykhalyk was brought and in Sevastopol was bought midfielder Sergey Tkachev.
Lokomotiv did not impress in preparation, losing to Lokomotiv Zagreb and Maribor after a defeated 1: 0 Partizan. On the other side Anzhi has played one friendly game more importantly, draw ” white ” with PAOK.