yardımcı hakemler: jan-hendrik salver (ger), sönke glindemann (ger)
4. hakem: torsten koop (ger)
lokomotiv moskva: sergei ovchinnikov(gk), jacob lekcetho, sergei ignashevich, marat izmailov, vladimir maminov, dmitri loskov (c), maksim buznikin (dk. 46 oleg pashinin), vadim evseev (dk. 75 sergei gurenko), dmitri sennikov, dmitri khokhlov, mikheil ashvetia
yedekler: ruslan nigmatullin(gk), gennadi nizhegorodov, ruslan pimenov, winston parks, jorge wagner
teknik direktör: yuri semin (rus)
internazionale: francesco toldo (gk), iván córdoba, javier zanetti (c), cristiano zanetti, julio cruz (dk. 61 emre belözoğlu), fabio cannavaro, álvaro recoba, marco materazzi (dk. 61 obafemi martins), matias almeyda, jérémie bréchet (dk. 72 francesco coco), christian vieri
yedekler: alberto fontana (gk), thomas helveg, daniele adani, kily gonzález
teknik direktör: andré daina (sui)
goller: 1-0 dmitri loskov (c) dk. 2 3-0 dmitri khokhlov dk. 57 2-0 mikheil ashvetia dk. 50
loskov leads lokomotiv charge published: tuesday 21 october 2003, 22.08cet
lokomotiv moskva 3-0 internazionale captain dmitri loskov helps lokomotiv turn on style.
fc lokomotiv moskva were imperious in recording a historic 3-0 uefa champions league victory against internazionale fc in group b. an early strike from dmitri loskov was followed by second-half goals from mikheil ashvetia and dmitri khokhlov to give yuri semin's side maximum points at the lokomotiv stadium.
cúper sacking the build-up to the game was overshadowed by the dismissal of héctor cúper as inter coach. with alberto zaccheroni set to take over after tonight's game, youth coach corrado verdelli was put in temporary charge. verdelli certainly put his personal stamp on the team, making five changes to the side which drew 2-2 with brescia calcio on saturday. jérémie bréchet, alvaro recoba, julio cruz, marco materazzi and matias almeyda all came into the starting line-up.
early goal despite this bold move, the new coach saw his side get off to the worst possible start in an evening that would go from bad to worse. no sooner had recoba sent in the first shot of the game, than lokomtiv had sprinted upfield to score the opening goal. some neat work by maksim buznikin set up the overlapping full-back vadim evseev for a cross. he in turn picked out loskov at the near post, where the captain finished adeptly into the roof of the net.
end to end inter did their best to respond, but a quick equaliser eluded them. with the game flowing from end to end, it was lokomtiv who almost struck a second - an unmarked loskov shooting straight at francesco toldo from the edge of the area.
vieri chance recoba kept lokomotiv goalkeeper sergei i. ovchinnikov on his toes with some long-range shots but it was not until 27 minutes had passed that the visitors had a clear sight of goal. christian vieri picked up the ball and sprinted into the box, but his shot – with his weaker right foot – was saved by ovchinnikov.
zanetti miss two minutes later javier zanetti had an even better opportunity. the inter captain dispossessed khokhlov and raced clear, but dwelt on the ball too long and ended up driving narrowly over. khokhlov could have scored just before the break, but lokomotiv went in at half-time leading 1-0. semin then toughened his team up in anticipation of an inter backlash by replacing buznikin with oleg pachinine.
clever dummy however, it was lokomotiv who came out flying. on 50 minutes khokhlov fed the over-lapping evseev on the right. in an echo of the first goal, the full-back squared the ball to loskov at the near post, but the captain cleverly dummied, leaving georgian striker ashvetia with an open goal.
inter stunned inter seemed stunned and - aside from a long-range recoba effort - they could not trouble ovchinnikov. despite dominating possession, inter still looked vulnerable, and on 57 minutes the hosts got their third. the talented young forward marat izmailov was brought down in the inside-right channel, and loskov stepped up to take the free-kick. curling it in right footed, he picked out the soaring khokhlov, who thumped a header over toldo and into the top corner.
crucial win the victory puts lokomotiv back into contention in group b. after losing to fc dynamo kyiv and drawing with arsenal fc, the moscow club needed all three points from this game. inter remain on six points, but will need to improve on tonight's performance if they want to reach the knockout stage.