Russian Premier League leaders Kazan set a new domestic record winning their seventh consecutive match 2-0 against hosts Dynamo Moscow on Friday to secure their place at the top of the table.
The side from the Russian republic of Tatarstan capital are now seven points clear of second-placed Dynamo.
Lokomotiv Moscow are on 13 points but have a game in hand and a chance to leapfrog Dynamo if they beat Nalchik on Sunday.
Kazan started in lively fashion, pinning their hosts back to make Dynamo goalkeeper Anton Shunin the most overworked player on the pitch, but failed to score an early opener.
However, in the 28th minute Kazan went into the lead through their Georgian full back Dato Kvirkvelia, who fired in from a close-range following a corner.
Six minutes later veteran midfielder Sergei Semak made it 2-0 for Kazan, sending the ball into an unguarded net after his fellow Turkish striker Karadeniz Gokdeniz beat the Dynamo defence on a counter attack.
After the interval Kazan sat comfortably on their advantage stifling the hosts' attacking afforts as they kept their winning run going.