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Maldini makes mark as Milan progress

Published: Wednesday 26 February 2003, 0.44CET
FC Lokomotiv Moskva 0-1 AC Milan Paolo Maldini sets European record for appearances as Milan advance.

Match statistics

Lokomotiv MoskvaMilan

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target0
5
Attempts off target4
 
7
Corners1
 
1
Offsides4
 
3
Fouls committed28
 
21
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Wednesday 26 February 2003, 0.44CET

Maldini makes mark as Milan progress

FC Lokomotiv Moskva 0-1 AC Milan Paolo Maldini sets European record for appearances as Milan advance.

A first-half penalty from Rivaldo was enough to secure AC Milan's progress to the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals by virtue of a 1-0 victory against FC Lokomotiv Moskva in Russia.

Same old story
The Italian side chalked up their fourth consecutive 1-0 Group C win thanks to Rivaldo's successful spot-kick, which was given for a foul on Filippo Inzaghi and all but ended Lokomotiv's hopes of reaching the last eight.

Seedorf misses
The best two chances of the opening quarter fell to Clarence Seedorf, who could have scored with the first and should have scored with the second. On 15 minutes, Rivaldo's curling free-kick found the Dutchman's boot, but he shot straight at Sergei Ovchinnikov from eight metres. Seven minutes later the Lokomotiv goalkeeper made a superb save to deny the 26-year-old when he looked certain to score. Serginho's deep cross found the dreadlocked midfield player unmarked but his volley was parried clear.

Rivaldo on the spot
Milan's penalty came 34 minutes into the game when a long ball forward caught out Vadim Evseev and the Lokomotiv defender wrapped his arm around Inzaghi, pulling him to ground. Rivaldo, who battled through a bout of 'flu to feature at the Lokomotiv stadium, took a short run-up and stroked the ball casually into the bottom right-hand corner of the net.

Fiery Lokomotiv
Milan looked comfortable from that point until the break, but the Russian side came out in more determined mood after the interval. Sergei Ignashevitch miscued when a clever dummy gave him a clear sight of goal, although it appeared that Lokomotiv's pressure would pay off. However, the pendulum soon swung back in Milan's favour. After Thabo Mnguni felled Fernando Redondo 25 metres from goal on 53 minutes, Seedorf bent the ensuing free-kick around the defensive wall only to see Ovchinnikov save.

Maldini milestone
Two minutes later Rivaldo picked out Inzaghi with a lofted pass which the Italian volleyed into the side-netting. At the other end, where Paolo Maldini was making a record 118th appearance in European club competition, substitute Ruslan Pimenov brilliantly controlled a high ball before setting up the onrushing Vladimir Maminov, whose effort soared over the crossbar.

Late chance
As the game drew to a close, Milan seemed marginally more likely to score and the fresh legs of substitute Jon Dahl Tomasson carried him past Gennadi Nizhegorodov, who clipped the Dane's heels to gift the visitors a free-kick. Rivaldo rifled the set-piece narrowly over the Lokomotiv crossbar from distance but by that stage another three points for the Rossoneri had been sewn up.

Suspensions to come
Bookings for Gennaro Gattuso, Dmitri Loskov and Nizhegorodov mean each of them will miss their sides' next Champions League matches. Milan are at home to Real Madrid CF in a fortnight's time, the same night that Lokomotiv travel to Germany to tackle BV Borussia Dortmund.

Last updated: 28/02/03 23.22CET

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Lineups

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Lokomotiv Moskva

milan

Milan

1
OvchinnikovSergei Ovchinnikov (GK)
12
DidaDida (GK)
2
NizhegorodovGennadi Nizhegorodov
Yellow Card88
3
MaldiniPaolo Maldini (C)
5
IgnashevichSergei Ignashevich
4
KaladzeKakha Kaladze
6
SirkhaevNarvik Sirkhaev
Substitution58
5
RedondoFernando Redondo
Substitution76
7
IzmailovMarat Izmailov
8
GattusoGennaro Gattuso
Yellow Card27
8
MaminovVladimir Maminov
9
F. InzaghiFilippo Inzaghi
Substitution84
10
LoskovDmitri Loskov (C)
Yellow Card43
11
RivaldoRivaldo
Goal34
11
Júlio CésarJúlio César
Substitution82
13
NestaAlessandro Nesta
16
EvseevVadim Evseev
Yellow Card33
19
CostacurtaAlessandro Costacurta
17
SennikovDmitri Sennikov
20
SeedorfClarence Seedorf
21
MnguniThabo Mnguni
27
SerginhoSerginho
Yellow Card60
Substitution87

Substitutes

50
ZakhartchyukPlaton Zakhartchyuk (GK)
1
FioriValerio Fiori (GK)
3
DrozdovYuri Drozdov
10
Rui CostaRui Costa
Substitution87
15
BuznikinMaksim Buznikin
14
ŠimićDario Šimić
18
ObradovićMilan Obradović
15
TomassonJon Dahl Tomasson
Substitution84
25
PimenovRuslan Pimenov
Substitution58
24
LaursenMartin Laursen
31
IonovAleksandr Ionov
28
Dalla BonaSamuele Dalla Bona
52
ParksWinston Parks
Substitution82
32
BrocchiCristian Brocchi
Substitution76

Coach

Yuri Semin (RUS) Carlo Ancelotti (ITA)

Referee

Kyros Vassaras (GRE)

Assistant referees

Simeon Tsolakidis (GRE), Georgios Taprantzis (GRE)

Fourth official

Nikolaos Agelakis (GRE)

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