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Five-star Torpedo crush Domagnano

Published: Thursday 14 August 2003, 23.03CET
FC Torpedo Moskva 5-0 SP Domagnano Torpedo put five past the Sammarinese minnows.
Published: Thursday 14 August 2003, 23.03CET

Five-star Torpedo crush Domagnano

FC Torpedo Moskva 5-0 SP Domagnano Torpedo put five past the Sammarinese minnows.

FC Torpedo Moskva had little problem sweeping aside San Marino's SP Domagnano 5-0 with former Russian international Alexander Shirko scoring twice to put the home side in control of this UEFA Cup qualifying round tie.

Goal searching
Domagnano manager Sereno Uraldi admitted before the game that he would be glad if his side could score a goal. Unfortunately for him that seldom looked likely - although his team wasted two opportunities before the onslaught began.

Man of the match
Shirko was the two-goal hero with Torpedo's other goals coming from Vitaly Volkov, Konstantin Zyryanov and Sergei Osipov. Osipov's was the pick of the bunch, coming from a spectacular free-kick.

Special exception
The match in Moscow's Luzhniki stadium was played on artificial turf. The sides played on this surface only as a strict exception granted by the UEFA Presidency and Torpedo will play any future home matches in the competition on natural turf.

Last updated: 15/08/03 1.09CET

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