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Lokomotiv leave it late

Published: Wednesday 3 August 2005, 23.32CET
FC Lokomotiv Moskva 2-0 FK Rabotnicki (agg: 3-1) Two late goals send the Russian champions through.

Match statistics

Lokomotiv MoskvaRabotnicki

Goals scored2
 
0
Attempts on target2
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 3 August 2005, 23.32CET

Lokomotiv leave it late

FC Lokomotiv Moskva 2-0 FK Rabotnicki (agg: 3-1) Two late goals send the Russian champions through.

By Pavle Gognidze

FC Lokomotiv Moskva beat Macedonian champions FK Rabotnicki 2-0 to advance to the third qualifying round of UEFA Champions League despite some nervous moments in the second leg in Moscow.

Late strikes
Two goals in the last 15 minutes from Dmitri Sychev and Malkhaz Asatiani ultimately sealed victory for Vladimir Eshtrekov's side, but they were pushed all the way by a determined Rabotnicki team. Indeed, the visitors could have taken a shock lead from the penalty spot just after the interval but Pance Stojanov could not convert.

Penalty miss
Lokomotiv's Vadim Evseev also missed a spot-kick after just six minutes, blasting his effort against the bar, as the hosts dominated from the kick-off, determined to better last week's disappointing 1-1 draw in Skopje. Stéphane Bikey Amougou and Evseev again saw further efforts come back off the woodwork in the first quarter, as the Russian title-holders threatened to overpower the visitors.

Marvelous Madzovski
But when Lokomotiv did begin to find the target, they encountered goalkeeper Filip Madzovski in outstanding form. Sychev, Aleksandr Samedov and Diniyar Bilyaletdinov all saw the 21-year-old save goal-bound efforts before the interval. The home side were never going to be able to maintain that intensity and the pace slowed after the restart.

Rabotnicki pressure
Bikey tested Madzovski after a strong run but it was not until Rabotnicki, in danger of elimination on the away-goals rule, began to press that gaps began to open at both ends. Goran Maznov had the visitors' first telling shot of the night on 66 minutes and four minutes later Cameroonian midfielder Armand Dubois Jankep was brought down by Asatiani in the penalty area.

Rapid task
Stojanov could not convert, however, and Lokomotiv immediately fought back. Within five minutes Bilyaletdinov feinted past a defender before laying off to Sychev, who slotted in to add to his late equaliser last week. On 85 minutes it was 2-0 when Khokhlov worked space on the right before teeing the ball up for the on-rushing Asatiani to blast home and seal the Russian side's passage to meet SK Rapid Wien in the next round.

Last updated: 04/08/05 14.43CET

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Lineups

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Lokomotiv Moskva

rabotnicki

Rabotnicki

1
OvchinnikovSergei Ovchinnikov (GK) (C)
25
MadzovskiFilip Madzovski (GK)
2
BikeyAndré Bikey
19
KarcevNikola Karcev
Yellow Card39
5
LimaFrancisco Lima
Yellow Card74
Substitution82
14
Ig. StojanovIgorche Stojanov (C)
Substitution14
11
SychevDmitri Sychev
Goal75
5
KralevskiIgor Kralevski
14
PashininOleg Pashinin
21
JovanoskiZoran Jovanoski
Yellow Card77
16
EvseevVadim Evseev
2
Panče StojanovPanče Stojanov
28
KhokhlovDmitri Khokhlov
22
TrajcevVanco Trajcev
30
AsatianiMalkhaz Asatiani
Goal85
23
IgnatovStojan Ignatov
Substitution55
40
SamedovAleksandr Samedov
Substitution73
6
NuhijiArdijan Nuhiji
Substitution77
41
GurenkoSergei Gurenko
17
MaznovGoran Maznov
63
BilyaletdinovDiniyar Bilyaletdinov
Substitution89
20
PejčićIvan Pejčić

Substitutes

21
PolyakovAleksei Polyakov (GK)
1
PacovskiTome Pacovski (GK)
3
KruglovDmitri Kruglov
7
IlievskiMilan Ilievski
8
MaminovVladimir Maminov
Substitution73
18
MihajlovićBojan Mihajlović
17
SennikovDmitri Sennikov
Substitution82
13
I. StojanovIlija Stojanov
Substitution14
Yellow Card62
31
RuopoloFrancesco Ruopolo
9
ToleskiGoce Toleski
33
LebedenkoIgor Lebedenko
Substitution89
10
IlijoskiBaže Ilijoski
Substitution77
10
LoskovDmitri Loskov
15
JankepArmand Jankep
Substitution55

Coach

Vladimir Eshtrekov (RUS) Gjorgji Jovanovski (MKD)

Referee

Nicolai Vollquartz (DEN)

Assistant referees

Bo Blankholm Pedersen (DEN), Bo Abildgaard (DEN)

Fourth official

Thomas Vejlgaard (DEN)

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