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Lokomotiv frustrate Brugge

Published: Tuesday 24 September 2002, 23.15CET
Club Brugge KV 0-0 FC Lokomotiv Moskva Lokomotiv eke out a valuable away point.

Match statistics

Club BruggeLokomotiv Moskva

Goals scored0
 
0
Attempts on target8
 
2
Attempts off target15
 
9
Corners9
 
1
Offsides4
 
4
Fouls committed18
 
16
Yellow cards4
 
4
Red cards0
1

Standings

Last updated: 03/10/2013 16:21 CET

Legend:

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Pts: Points   
 
Published: Tuesday 24 September 2002, 23.15CET

Lokomotiv frustrate Brugge

Club Brugge KV 0-0 FC Lokomotiv Moskva Lokomotiv eke out a valuable away point.

Club Brugge KV 0-0 FC Lokomotiv Moskva
A tense encounter at the Jan Breydelstadion ended with FC Lokomotiv Moskva holding hosts Club Brugge KV to a hard-fought goalless draw in their UEFA Champions League Group H encounter in Belgium.

Few chances
An uninspiring game offered few real chances, although Brugge centre-forward Rune Lange was a constant threat to the away team and could have snatched victory for the home side in the last minute of added time, sliding in to meet Gaëtan Englebert’s low cross, only for the ball to hit the legs of Lokomotiv goalkeeper Sergei Ovchinnikov’s legs and rebound to safety.

Perceptive passing
In a tepid first half, both sides enjoyed long spells of possession without ever really threatening to break the deadlock. Englebert became an increasing influence for the home side as the half wore on, and twice his perceptive through-balls nearly released Gert Verheyen down the Brugge right, only for Lokomotiv left-back Jacob Lekcetho to recover well to make important tackles on each occasion.

Two clear chances
However, the game did not produce a clear opening for either side until five minutes before the interval, when Ruslan Pimenov missed two glorious chances to put the away side in front within the space of ten seconds. First, he raced on to a ball over the top of the Brugge defence, but Dany Verlinden produced a full-length save to deny his close-range shot.

Follow-up effort
From the rebound, the near-faultless Birger Maertens made his only mistake of the night, allowing Pimenov to dispossess him and work another shooting opportunity, but this time his effort flashed across Verlinden’s goal and wide.

Near miss
The home team seemed galvanised by that let-off, and immediately went down the other end and created their only real sight of goal of the half. Verheyen skipped past Lekcetho for the first time, and his cross was headed centimetres wide by Lange. The signs were promising for a more open second period.

Midfield battle
However, the second half began in similar style to much of the first, with the majority of the game being played out in midfield. Despite two half-time substitutions by Lokomotiv coach Yuri Semin, the home side continued to offer more in the way of attacking ideas and came close to taking the lead on several occasions.

Tipped over the bar
Just before the hour, Olivier de Cock saw two angled shots saved by Ovchinnikov, but the clearest opportunity arrived in the 68th minute. Timmy Simons burst powerfully down the left and delivered a deep cross, which Lange headed back across goal. The ball reached Serhiy Serebrennikov, completely unmarked two metres out but, perhaps surprised at being allowed so much space, he failed to connect properly with the volley and Ovchinnikov tipped his shot over the bar.

Captain dismissed
Thereafter, the game became a niggly affair, with Lokomotiv clearly happy to settle for the draw. They had to play the last five minutes with ten men, after captain Dmitri Loskov was dismissed for two yellow cards, both time-wasting offences.

Last updated: 25/09/02 9.50CET

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Lineups

club brugge

Club Brugge

lokomotiv moskva

Lokomotiv Moskva

1
VerlindenDany Verlinden (GK) (C)
1
OvchinnikovSergei Ovchinnikov (GK)
Yellow Card90+1
2
De CockOlivier De Cock
2
NizhegorodovGennadi Nizhegorodov
3
SimonsTimmy Simons
Yellow Card69
4
LekcethoJacob Lekcetho
5
Van der HeydenPeter Van der Heyden
5
IgnashevichSergei Ignashevich
7
VerheyenGert Verheyen
Yellow Card74
8
MaminovVladimir Maminov
Substitution46
8
EnglebertGaëtan Englebert
10
LoskovDmitri Loskov (C)
Yellow Card75
Red Card84
16
SerebrennikovSerhiy Serebrennikov
Yellow Card70
11
Júlio CésarJúlio César
Substitution74
18
MendozaAndrés Mendoza
Substitution66
15
BuznikinMaksim Buznikin
Substitution46
19
LangeRune Lange
16
EvseevVadim Evseev
26
MaertensBirger Maertens
Yellow Card89
17
SennikovDmitri Sennikov
30
ŠpilárMarek Špilár
Substitution61
25
PimenovRuslan Pimenov

Substitutes

23
StijnenStijn Stijnen (GK)
22
KhapovZaur Khapov (GK)
6
ClementPhilippe Clement
Substitution61
3
DrozdovYuri Drozdov
10
RistićBratislav Ristić
6
SirkhaevNarvik Sirkhaev
Substitution46
11
MartensSandy Martens
9
ObiorahJames Obiorah
Substitution74
Yellow Card89
14
ČehNastja Čeh
18
ObradovićMilan Obradović
Substitution46
24
SmoldersTim Smolders
19
VučićevićNemanja Vučićević
32
StoicaAlin Stoica
Substitution66
55
AdamuBaba Adamu

Coach

Yuri Semin (RUS)

Referee

Paulo Manuel Gomes Costa (POR)

Assistant referees

Bertino Miranda (POR), Antonio Manuel Perdigao Da Silva (POR)

Fourth official

Pedro Jorge Carvalheiro Henriques (POR)

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