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Loskov earns Lokomotiv reward

Published: Wednesday 5 November 2003, 23.00CET
Internazionale FC 1-1 FC Lokomotiv Moskva Dmitri Loskov gives the visitors a point but Inter stay top.

Match statistics

InternazionaleLokomotiv Moskva

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target6
 
3
Attempts off target4
 
3
Corners9
 
6
Offsides3
 
6
Fouls committed13
 
25
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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

Legend:

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Pts: Points   
 
Published: Wednesday 5 November 2003, 23.00CET

Loskov earns Lokomotiv reward

Internazionale FC 1-1 FC Lokomotiv Moskva Dmitri Loskov gives the visitors a point but Inter stay top.

Dmitri Loskov scored for the second time in as many matches against Internazionale FC to earn FC Lokomotiv Moskva a point at the Giuseppe Meazza.

Inter top
The Lokomotiv captain's deflected 54th-minute strike cancelled out Alvaro Recoba's early goal in coach Alberto Zaccheroni's first UEFA Champions League match for Inter since replacing Héctor Cúper after the Milan side's 3-0 defeat in Moscow on Matchday 3. The draw was enough, however, to keep Inter top of Group B by a point from FC Dynamo Kyiv, who lost 1-0 at Arsenal FC.

Argentinian influence
Zaccheroni made three changes to the side that lost to Lokomotiv two weeks ago, the most important of which saw Kily González start on the left of midfield. The Argentinian, in partnership with his international colleague Javier Zanetti, provided the brightest spark in an otherwise pedestrian first half from Inter that might have seen them fall behind after ten minutes had Vadim Evseev connected with Sergei Ignashevitch's low pass. The midfield player, just two metres from goal, missed the ball completely.

Enterprising start
A goal then would have been reward for an enterprising start from Lokomotiv during which Marat Izmailov, Loskov and Dmitri Khokhlov were in commanding form. Their short passes caused problems for the Inter midfield, but it was the Lokomotiv defence that was left standing on 14 minutes when, against the run of play, Recoba struck.

Recoba strikes
The Uruguayan has been enjoying a renaissance of sorts since the arrival of Zaccheroni and he followed up Sunday's goal in the victory over AC Chievo Verona with another trademark left-footed strike. A dummy from Christian Vieri allowed the ball through to Recoba who took two touches to turn past Dmitri Sennikov before sending a powerful shot beyond Sergei I. Ovchinnikov.

Vieri miss
Eight minutes later Vieri should have doubled the home side's advantage. Zanetti sent Kily racing down the left and after skipping past Evseev he picked out Vieri ten metres from goal. The striker, unmarked, elected to shoot first time but got under the ball and it sailed over. Inter were now in the ascendancy, and four minutes later another surging run from Zanetti split the Lokomotiv defence, but Ignashevitch was back to clear the Argentinian's dangerous low cross.

Luck with Loskov
Inter had the momentum but that changed nine minutes after the restart when luck went the visiting side's way. Loskov was rewarded for another fine performance when his low shot from distance deflected off the left leg of Marco Materazzi and flew beyond Francesco Toldo in the Inter goal.

Lokomotiv press
The balance of the game had shifted and Lokomotiv sensed their chance. On 60 minutes Izmailov cut into the box and delivered a teasing ball across the face of goal that Thomas Helveg was forced to put behind. Then only a great tackle from Zanetti to take the ball off the toes of Loskov kept the captain from shooting from close range.

Ovchinnikov to the rescue
In response, Inter pushed forward in numbers. Daniele Adani hit the post with a header under pressure from Ovchinnikov, who then twice saved brilliantly from Vieri. Kily played a long ball in over the top that the striker met first time – Ovchinnikov was off his line quickly to block but the rebound went straight back to Vieri who kicked out in frustration after also seeing his second attempt saved. Inter continued to press, but Lokomotiv held out, earning a point that keeps Group B wide open.

Last updated: 06/11/03 0.11CET

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Lineups

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Internazionale

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Lokomotiv Moskva

1
ToldoFrancesco Toldo (GK)
1
OvchinnikovSergei Ovchinnikov (GK)
4
ZanettiJavier Zanetti (C)
4
LekcethoJacob Lekcetho
6
ZanettiCristiano Zanetti
Substitution68
5
IgnashevichSergei Ignashevich
13
HelvegThomas Helveg
7
IzmailovMarat Izmailov
Substitution90
15
AdaniDaniele Adani
8
MaminovVladimir Maminov
17
CannavaroFabio Cannavaro
10
LoskovDmitri Loskov (C)
Goal54
Yellow Card65
18
Kily GonzálezKily González
Yellow Card29
Substitution90
14
PashininOleg Pashinin
20
RecobaÁlvaro Recoba
Goal14
Substitution76
16
EvseevVadim Evseev
23
MaterazziMarco Materazzi
Yellow Card64
17
SennikovDmitri Sennikov
25
AlmeydaMatias Almeyda
28
KhokhlovDmitri Khokhlov
32
VieriChristian Vieri
32
AshvetiaMikheil Ashvetia
Substitution76

Substitutes

12
FontanaAlberto Fontana (GK)
9
NigmatullinRuslan Nigmatullin (GK)
8
LamouchiSabri Lamouchi
Substitution68
2
NizhegorodovGennadi Nizhegorodov
Substitution90
9
CruzJulio Cruz
Substitution76
6
SirkhaevNarvik Sirkhaev
11
LucianoLuciano
15
BuznikinMaksim Buznikin
Substitution76
19
KaragounisGiorgos Karagounis
Substitution90
41
GurenkoSergei Gurenko
24
GamarraCarlos Gamarra
77
LeandroLeandro
30
MartinsObafemi Martins
99
Jorge WagnerJorge Wagner

Coach

Alberto Zaccheroni (ITA) Yuri Semin (RUS)

Referee

Frank De Bleeckere (BEL)

Assistant referees

Roland Van Nylen (BEL), Dirk Vanhoutte (BEL)

Fourth official

Amand Ancion (BEL)

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