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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
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts2
 
0
on target2
 
0
off target0
 
0
blocked0
 
0
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Fouls suffered0
 
0
Passes0
 
0
completed0
 
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
2
Panče StojanovPanče Stojanov
5
LimaFrancisco Lima
Yellow Card74
Substitution82
5
KralevskiIgor Kralevski
11
SychevDmitri Sychev
Goal75
6
NuhijiArdijan Nuhiji
Substitution77
14
PashininOleg Pashinin
14
Ig. StojanovIgorche Stojanov (C)
Substitution14
16
EvseevVadim Evseev
17
MaznovGoran Maznov
28
KhokhlovDmitri Khokhlov
19
KarcevNikola Karcev
Yellow Card39
30
AsatianiMalkhaz Asatiani
Goal85
20
PejčićIvan Pejčić
40
SamedovAleksandr Samedov
Substitution73
21
JovanoskiZoran Jovanoski
Yellow Card77
41
GurenkoSergei Gurenko
22
TrajcevVanco Trajcev
63
BilyaletdinovDiniyar Bilyaletdinov
Substitution89
23
IgnatovStojan Ignatov
Substitution55

Substitutes

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

Coach

Vladimir Eshtrekov (RUS) Gjorgji Jovanovski (MKD)

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