MOSCOW, September 16 (RIA Novosti)
Ex-Real Madrid midfielder Lassana Diarra is to make his debut for new club Anzhi in the Russian Premier League on Sunday.
Diarra has been named in the starting lineup for the home fixture against FC Krasnodar, where he will play alongside former Barcelona striker Samuel Eto’o.
The French international joined Anzhi earlier this month for a reported fee of €5 million after he entered the last year of his contract at Spanish champions Real.
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