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CSKA secure double delight
Jun 02, 2013 9:32 PM GMT
CSKA Moscow completed a domestic double as they beat Anzhi Makhachkala on penalties to claim the Russian Cup on Saturday.
CSKA - who won the Russian Premier League title for the first time since 2006 this season - rounded off a memorable campaign by beating Anzhi 4-3 on spot-kicks after the game had ended 1-1 following extra-time.
The league champions came into match as the favourites, having edged Zenit St Petersburg in the race for the title by two points.
And they got off to the perfect start when Nigerian Ahmed Musa put them ahead after just eight minutes, squeezing the ball home from a tight angle.
To their credit, Anzhi - who finished the league campaign in third, nine points behind Leonid Slutsky's side - battled hard, and they gained their reward when France international Lassana Diarra pulled them level with a thumping shot in the 74th minute.
With neither side able to find a winner in normal time, and then in the extra period, the contest went to penalties.
Yuri Zhirkov missed against his old club, while Jucilei also failed to convert, allowing Seydou Doumbia to score the winning penalty.