Agence France-PresseNovember 29, 2013 08:23
Table-toppers Zenit St Petersburg and Lokomotiv Moscow are both facing stern tests in this weekend's Russian Premier League action.
Lokomotiv, who beat city rivals Dynamo 1-0 last week to join Zenit at the top, will travel on Monday to play Kuban Krasnodar, the railway-backed side previously coached by Leonid Kuchuk.
Kuchuk said he expected a tough match against Kuban, but this, he added, would be no different to any other game.
"We caught up with Zenit on top but the title race is currently in full swing," he said.