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Shakhtar have the edge

Published: Wednesday 13 August 2003, 23.01CET
FC Shakhtar Donetsk 1-0 FC Lokomotiv Moskva Shakhtar dominate but pick up a just single-goal victory.

Match statistics

Shakhtar DonetskLokomotiv Moskva

Goals scored1
 
0
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts1
 
0
on target1
 
0
off target0
 
0
blocked0
 
0
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red Cards0
1
Fouls committed0
 
0
Fouls suffered0
 
0
Passes0
 
0
completed0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 13 August 2003, 23.01CET

Shakhtar have the edge

FC Shakhtar Donetsk 1-0 FC Lokomotiv Moskva Shakhtar dominate but pick up a just single-goal victory.

Ukrainian side FC Shakhtar Donetsk picked up a single-goal victory against Russian title-holders FC Lokomotiv Moskva in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League third qualifying round tie, but it could have been more after the home side dominated the match.

First-half chances
From the start, Shakhtar took control against a side that reached last season's second group stage. Mariusz Lewandowski, Olexiy Bielik and Zvonimir Vukic all had first-half chances, only for the busy Lokomotiv goalkeeper, Sergei Ovchinnikov, to deny them each time. The visitors held on until half-time, but the pressure eventually told.

Penalty goal
It was a penalty that finally separated the teams eleven minutes into the second period. Oleg Pashinine felled Bielik in the Lokomotiv area and Ovchinnikov was beaten by Vukic from the spot.

Pressure increased
Shakhtar increased the pressure following the goal as Serhiy Popov headed wide from a corner and Bielik was unable to convert two one-on-ones. Lokomotiv held tight, though, and despite Pashinine's sending-off two minutes from the end for a second yellow card, they will welcome Shakhtar to Moscow in two weeks' time just one goal behind.

'Lokomotiv are still not beaten'
Shakhtar coach Bernd Schuster admitted after the game that he would have liked a bigger cushion for the return trip. "It will be an entirely different game in Moscow, so I would have preferred to have more goals in the bank", he said. "Lokomotiv are still not beaten. But the main thing was we did not allow them to score."

'We can do it'
His opposite number, Yuri Semin, vowed that his side would work hard to gain another group stage place. "We will do our best to win everything back," he said. "I know we can do it."

Last updated: 14/08/03 9.19CET

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Lineups

shakhtar donetsk

Shakhtar Donetsk

lokomotiv moskva

Lokomotiv Moskva

1
PletikosaStipe Pletikosa (GK)
1
OvchinnikovSergei Ovchinnikov (GK)
4
TymoshchukAnatoliy Tymoshchuk (C)
2
NizhegorodovGennadi Nizhegorodov
5
PopovSerhiy Popov
Yellow Card65
4
LekcethoJacob Lekcetho
Yellow Card84
8
BakharevAleksei Bakharev
Substitution80
5
IgnashevichSergei Ignashevich
10
VukićZvonimir Vukić
Goal56
Yellow Card67
8
MaminovVladimir Maminov
11
VorobeyAndriy Vorobey
10
LoskovDmitri Loskov (C)
Substitution67
18
M. LewandowskiMariusz Lewandowski
14
PashininOleg Pashinin
Red/Yellow Card87
19
GaiOlexiy Gai
17
SennikovDmitri Sennikov
20
BielikOlexiy Bielik
Substitution60
28
KhokhlovDmitri Khokhlov
24
PažinPredrag Pažin
32
AshvetiaMikheil Ashvetia
Substitution41
26
RaţRăzvan Raţ
52
ParksWinston Parks

Substitutes

12
ShutkovDmytro Shutkov (GK)
22
KhapovZaur Khapov (GK)
17
AghahowaJulius Aghahowa
Substitution60
7
IzmailovMarat Izmailov
Substitution41
33
SrnaDarijo Srna
Substitution80
15
BuznikinMaksim Buznikin
Substitution67
Substitution74
3
GleveckasDainius Gleveckas
99
Jorge WagnerJorge Wagner
Substitution74
9
ZubovGennadiy Zubov
16
EvseevVadim Evseev
23
ZakarliukaSerhiy Zakarliuka
25
PimenovRuslan Pimenov
25
BrandãoBrandão
77
LeandroLeandro

Coach

Bernd Schuster (GER) Yuri Semin (RUS)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution