The 2010 Rosgosstrakh Championship of Russia campaign for recently promoted Anzhi Makhachkala, got underway with an impressive nil draw against Spartak Nalchik nil draw before their hearty home supporters.
Despite the score-line, much of the match was a wide open affair with both sides not afraid to launch forward. Anzhi consistently displayed an impressive work rate and well disciplined defending in the final third. Nalchik's quality efforts before the break saw David Siradze and Kazbek Geteriev denied by Anzhi ‘keeper Ilya Abayev.
After the restart Anzhi manager Omari Tetradze called upon former Sparta Praha-man Jan Holenda and the host began to shown greater attacking vision. As in the opening half, both sides worked diligently to find the winner but it was not to be and match ended as a nil draw.
Prepared by J. Davies
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