Samuel Eto'o at a press conference in Dakar

Eto'o is said to earn €20 million a year to play for Anzhi

Samuel Eto’o scored the winner in Anzhi Makhachkala’s 2-1 defeat of Amkar Perm in the Russian Premier League on Saturday. The win means Anzhi will finish among the top eight teams of the league with an opportunity to compete in the play-offs that will decide the Champions of Russia.

The Russian top flight is organised in two phases – a regular season involving 16 teams and play-offs involving the teams that finish in the top eight positions during the regular season.

The Cameroonian scored barely nine minutes before the end of the game in which Yuri Zhirkov had obtained the curtain-raiser for Anzhi. Amkar’s forward, Ilya Mikhalev scored in injury time but it was too late.