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Rincón derails Lokomotiv

Published: Wednesday 17 September 2003, 23.07CET
FC Dynamo Kyiv 2-0 FC Lokomotiv Moskva Brazilian substitute Diogo Rincón gives Dynamo the edge.

Match statistics

Dynamo KyivLokomotiv Moskva

Goals scored2
 
0
Attempts on target7
 
6
Attempts off target7
 
6
Corners10
 
3
Offsides2
 
4
Fouls committed11
 
21
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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

Legend:

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Pts: Points   
 
Published: Wednesday 17 September 2003, 23.07CET

Rincón derails Lokomotiv

FC Dynamo Kyiv 2-0 FC Lokomotiv Moskva Brazilian substitute Diogo Rincón gives Dynamo the edge.

A pair of stunning late goals from Brazilian substitute Diogo Rincón sealed the points for FC Dynamo Kyiv at the Olimpiyskyi stadium to stun a spirited FC Lokomotiv Moskva side that had looked likely to hold on for a point.

Rincón double
Rincón came on midway through the second half to transform a match that had appeared to be running away from the Ukrainian side. On 85 minutes he rose above the Lokomotiv defence to loop a header in off the bar, then, a minute into added time, made sure of the points with a low drive off a searching cross-field pass from Belarussian international Valentin Belkevich.

Testing time
Lokomotiv coach Yuri Semin had said that matches between Russian and Ukrainian clubs bring out the best in each, and despite a goalless opening period, it proved the case again here between these two old foes from the former Soviet Union.

International feel
In a very real sense these two clubs were representing their respective countries. In all, five Ukrainian internationals ran out for Dynamo, with seven Russian internationals in the Lokomotiv side, and it was the Ukrainians who had the best of the opening exchanges.

Early pressure
Dynamo pinned Lokomotiv back in their own half, but could not find a way to earn something to show for their possession. Maksim Shatskikh and Yuriy Dmytrulin shot wide in quick succession before Lokomotiv finally came to life. A surging run and shot from Sergei Ignashevitch saw Oleksander Shovkovskiy scramble across to block on 17 minutes. Suddenly Lokomotiv had found their confidence. From the resulting corner Marat Izmailov found space to shoot hard and low but wide.

End to end
Both sides were looking to attack at pace and the game swung from end to end, but still a breakthrough proved elusive. Tiberiu Ghioane curled a shot over for Dynamo, then on 25 minutes Mikheil Ashvetia's powerful header found the target for Lokomotiv but was straight at Shovkovskiy, who then kept out Vladimir Maminov’s rasping drive.

Ovchinnikov saves
If that was the Dynamo goalkeeper's best save of the half, his opposite number Sergey Ovchinnikov kept his best for three minutes before the break, diving to his left to keep out Valentin Belkevich's sharp free-kick at the near post.

Experience
Both sides brought a wealth of Champions League experience to the match. Dynamo were kicking off their eighth campaign – their seventh in succession – while Lokomotiv were looking to improve on last season when they reached the second group stage. With Group B favourites Arsenal FC and Internazionale FC in action at Highbury, the importance of picking up at least a point from this match grew more evident as the second half wore on.

Upper hand
The game became more congested in midfield and chances less frequent, but it was Lokomotiv who were gaining the upper hand. On 61 minutes Shovkovskiy beat away Dmitri Khokhlov's powerful drive and 12 minutes later the Dynamo keeper repeated the feat, this time from Dmitri Sennikov. Dynamo's forward forays were being restricted, but their intentions were clear on 75 minutes when Ghioane broke down the left and flighted in a cross that just eluded Rincón in the centre.

Rincón strikes
Eight minutes later, the Brazilian made no mistake, rising above Sennikov to head in Belkevich's centre. Lokomotiv, looking for their second Ukrainian scalp of the season, having beaten FC Shakhtar Donetsk in the qualifying round, threw men forward. But the home side avenged that defeat for Ukraine when Rincón ran on to Belkevich's pass to shoot hard and low beyond Ovchinnikov.

Last updated: 18/09/03 10.30CET

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Lineups

dynamo kyiv

Dynamo Kyiv

lokomotiv moskva

Lokomotiv Moskva

1
ShovkovskiyOlexandr Shovkovskiy (GK)
1
OvchinnikovSergei Ovchinnikov (GK)
3
FedorovSerhiy Fedorov
2
NizhegorodovGennadi Nizhegorodov
6
DmytrulinYuriy Dmytrulin
Substitution46
4
LekcethoJacob Lekcetho
Yellow Card41
8
BelkevichValentin Belkevich (C)
5
IgnashevichSergei Ignashevich
Yellow Card59
11
G PeevGeorgi Peev
7
IzmailovMarat Izmailov
Substitution87
16
ShatskikhMaksim Shatskikh
8
MaminovVladimir Maminov
17
GhioaneTiberiu Ghioane
Substitution79
10
LoskovDmitri Loskov (C)
Yellow Card54
20
GusevOleh Gusev
Substitution62
14
PashininOleg Pashinin
26
NesmachniyAndriy Nesmachniy
17
SennikovDmitri Sennikov
32
GavrančićGoran Gavrančić
28
KhokhlovDmitri Khokhlov
36
LekoJerko Leko
Yellow Card77
32
AshvetiaMikheil Ashvetia
Substitution88

Substitutes

21
RevaVitaliy Reva (GK)
9
NigmatullinRuslan Nigmatullin (GK)
2
KhatskevichAleksandr Khatskevich
Substitution46
15
BuznikinMaksim Buznikin
7
MelashchenkoOlexandr Melashchenko
16
EvseevVadim Evseev
10
CernatFlorin Cernat
Substitution79
25
PimenovRuslan Pimenov
Substitution88
15
Diogo RincónDiogo Rincón
Substitution62
Goal83
Goal90+1
41
GurenkoSergei Gurenko
25
MilevskiyArtem Milevskiy
77
LeandroLeandro
Substitution87
35
SabljićGoran Sabljić
99
Jorge WagnerJorge Wagner

Coach

Oleksiy Mykhaylychenko (UKR) Yuri Semin (RUS)

Referee

Peter Fröjdfeldt (SWE)

Assistant referees

Stefan Wittberg (SWE), Ingemar Larsson (SWE)

Fourth official

Martin Ingvarsson (SWE)

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