The CSKA – Anji match will be officiated by: chief referee – Vitaly Meshkov (Dmitrov); assistant referees – Maxim Gavrilin (Vladimir), Aleksey Lunev (Novosibirsk); inspector – Alexander Kozhukhov (Moscow).
Vitaly Meshkov is 30.
He started his career as a football player performing for Urozhay club from Moscow-area as a fullback. At the age of eighteen Meshkov decided to devote his life to refereeing.
Meshkov began refereeing in futsal, worked as a linesman in the youth league and the Second Division`s matches. Meshkov officiated his first match in 2006 and took charge of a referee crew in the First Division games in 2009 season.
In the summer of 2010, being 27 years old, Vitaly Meshkov was included into the Premier League referee group, being the youngest arbiter of the league. Within last season he served 22 matches, showed 92 yellow and 6 red cards, imposed 7 penalties.
Except for refereeing Vitaly Meshkov works as a teacher referee in Kolos club (Novosinkovo).
Vitaly Meshkov officiated the following matches involving Anji`s participation:
2011. Anji 3 – 5 CSKA
2012. CSKA 0 – 0 Anji
2012. Anji 5 – 2 Krasnodar
2013. Anji 1 – 1 Krylia Sovetov
2013. Terek 1 – 0 Anji
Stats and facts
During 14 years Anji team never managed to win the Army Men in the seven games played in the capital of Russia and in the scope of the Russian Premier League: 6 losses, 1 draw.
The Arm Men have suffered two 3-0 major defeats ahead of their encounter vs the Dagestani team.
The Moscow team lost Dzagoev, Doumbia and Fernandes to injuries while Anji miss Eschenko, Traore and Maximov.
The Chairman of domestic coaches` unity Mikhail Greshkovich:
- Yes, CSKA have suffered two 0-3 losses. I think the team will make correction of mistakes. They`ve an experienced coach and the players and will produce 2-1 victory.