Lokomotiv Moscow – who are partly owned by state-run Russian Railways – play host to a four team pre-season tournament for Real Madrid, AC Milan and PSV. The inaugural Railway Cup starts on Friday with matches between PSV and Milan and Real Madrid and Lokomotiv Moscow. The winner’s play each other in Sunday’s final.
While Real Madrid, AC Milan and PSV are preparing for the 2007-8 season Lokomotiv Moscow are in the middle of their season. They are currently in seventh position nine points behind leading Spartak Moscow.