It has taken a while, but Rubin Kazan have finally won a Russian Premier League match in 2012. The Kazan side notched their first victory in five at the expense of Guus Hiddink's Anzhi.
Anzhi had proven to be a tough matchup for Rubin this season, winning both of their previous meetings. But it was the home team who struck shortly after a goalless first half. Obafemi Martins won the battle against Christopher Samba to head home on the 50-minute mark.
Anzhi went all out for an equalizer in the final 15 minutes of the game, but Sergey Ryzhikov stood firm in the Rubin goal.
Amkar 2-0 Terek
The day's opening fixture saw Amkar continue their great run of form. The Perm side hadn't lost this year ahead of their clash with Terek, and they had opposition goalkeeper Soslan Dzhanaev to thank for the first goal of the game 54 minutes in. Nikola Mijalovic would claim it, but the Ossetian goalie really should have done much better.
Terek were delivered another blunder in the 86th minute. Martin Jiranek's header went the wrong way, but Janaev again could take a fair portion of blame. 2-0 was how it ended in Perm as Amkar's unbeaten run goes on.
Lokomotiv Moscow 0-2 Dynamo Moscow
The weekend's bragging rights in Moscow belong to Dynamo. Sergey Silkin's charges downed crosstown rivals Lokomotiv, also stopping the railway men from moving up to second in the league behind leaders Zenit. Aleksandr Kokorin and Zvjezdan Misimovic made the difference in that one to help the blue-and-whites leapfrog other city rivals, Spartak, in the table.
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