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Lokomotiv make AEK pay for goalkeeping lapse

Published: Thursday 3 November 2011, 22.56CET
AEK Athens FC 1-3 FC Lokomotiv Moskva
The Russian side have the last 32 in sight after a deserved win in Athens though they were ultimately indebted to an error from Giannis Arabatzis.
Lokomotiv make AEK pay for goalkeeping lapse
Vladislav Ignatyev, scorer of Lokomotiv's third, holds off a challenge from AEK's Savvas Gentzoglou ©Getty Images

Match statistics

AEKLokomotiv Moskva

Goals scored1
 
3
Attempts on target3
 
9
Attempts off target2
 
8
Corners5
 
4
Offsides1
 
3
Fouls committed12
 
14
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 17/05/2012 12:51 CET

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Published: Thursday 3 November 2011, 22.56CET

Lokomotiv make AEK pay for goalkeeping lapse

AEK Athens FC 1-3 FC Lokomotiv Moskva
The Russian side have the last 32 in sight after a deserved win in Athens though they were ultimately indebted to an error from Giannis Arabatzis.

FC Lokomotiv Moskva are on the verge of the UEFA Europa League round of 32 after a 3-1 win at point-less AEK Athens FC, though despite their dominance the match hinged on a goalkeeping error from Giannis Arabatzis.

The Greek outfit, whose own aspirations of advancing from Group L are now over, had offered nothing when Leonardo surprisingly cancelled out Denis Glushakov's opener with a penalty on the hour. Hope renewed, it was cruelly dashed when Arabatzis was caught trying to take the ball round Maicon on the edge of the box, only for the substitute to poke it in. Vladislav Ignatyev wrapped things up ten minutes from time, pouncing on a weak clearance, stepping inside a challenge and firing in.

In truth Lokomotiv ought to have been out of sight long before. José Couceiro's side assumed control from the off at the OACA Spiros Louis Stadium and squandered a gilt-edged chance to cap their bright start after just 14 minutes. Dmitri Torbinski sprang the offside trap but, weighed down by the pressure of a man without a goal since March, he hesitated fatally.

Kostas Manolas covered five metres to block, making another crucial intervention on the cusp of half-time to keep out Ignatyev with Arabatzis beaten. Senijad Ibričić lashed wide and then, five minutes after the restart, the visitors finally struck, Glushakov turning in Victor Obinna's cross under pressure from Nikos Georgeas at the far post.

AEK, hitherto moribund as an attacking threat, came to life, and levelled when substitute Leonardo picked himself up after being brought down by Roman Shishkin and dispatched his spot kick into the bottom corner. It breathed life into AEK's last-32 hopes, briefly, before Arabatzis' blunder sounded a death knell; Ignatyev drove the final nail into their coffin.

Last updated: 05/11/11 0.18CET

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Lineups

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AEK

lokomotiv moskva

Lokomotiv Moskva

99
ArabatzisGiannis Arabatzis (GK)
1
GuilhermeGuilherme (GK)
3
E. HelgasonElfar Freyr Helgason
Substitution46
4
ZapaterAlberto Zapater
4
ManolasKostas Manolas
5
BurlakTaras Burlak
8
BeleckSteve Leo Beleck
8
GlushakovDenis Glushakov (C)
Goal50
10
José CarlosJosé Carlos
9
IbričićSenijad Ibričić
Substitution81
11
SialmasDimitris Sialmas
Substitution69
13
ObinnaVictor Obinna
14
MakosGrigoris Makos
Yellow Card36
18
IgnatyevVladislav Ignatyev
Goal80
Substitution81
19
LagosPanagiotis Lagos
20
B. IličBranko Ilič
24
BurnsNathan Burns
Substitution46
21
TorbinskiDmitri Torbinski
Substitution61
31
GeorgeasNikos Georgeas (C)
28
ĎuricaJán Ďurica
90
GentzoglouSavvas Gentzoglou
49
ShishkinRoman Shishkin
Yellow Card59

Substitutes

23
KonstantopoulosDimitris Konstantopoulos (GK)
16
AmelchenkoAnton Amelchenko (GK)
2
KontoesGiannis Kontoes
Substitution46
11
SychevDmitri Sychev
Substitution81
7
GuerreiroRoger Guerreiro
Substitution69
22
Da CostaManuel da Costa
9
LeonardoLeonardo
Substitution46
Goal60
55
YanbaevRenat Yanbaev
47
BougaidisMavroudis Bougaidis
56
NurovGeorgi Nurov
Substitution81
77
KlonaridisViktor Klonaridis
90
MaiconMaicon
Substitution61
Goal72
92
TsoukalasSokratis Tsoukalas
96
PolozDmitri Poloz

Coach

Nikos Kostenoglou (GRE) José Couceiro (POR)

Referee

William Collum (SCO)

Assistant referees

George Drummond (SCO), Graham Chambers (SCO)

Fourth official

Crawford Allan (SCO)

Additional assistant referees

Bobby Madden (SCO), Stephen O'Reilly (SCO)

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