Lokomotiv was defeated in the 16th round of the Russian Premier League.
Lokomotiv started the second half of the season in RPL hosting Anzhi at Cherkizovo. After the national teams break, Cherevchenko made some changes in the starting line-up. Tarasov and Corluka recovered from their injuries, while Skuletic was chosen over Niasse.
In the first half, the game was really balanced. Lokomotiv was dangerous only twice with Samedov and Denisov, while Anzhi preferred relying on the counterattacks.
After the break, Niasse replaced Skuletic and he immediately started fighting in the field. Ten minutes later, the Senegalese striker could have scored the 1:0, but the yellow-greens defenders blocked him. In the following action, instead, the host side took the lead with Abdulavov.
'Railroaders' answered again with Samedov, whose free kick hit the post. However, Anzhi realized even the second goal with Boli.
Lokomotiv wasn't able to take advantage from the CSKA's defeat, while Zenit is now far only one point.