Final score

5 November 2003 20:45

14' Recoba
Lokomotiv Moscow
9' (2nd half) Loskov
referee Frank De Bleeckere / linesmen R. Van Nylen, D. Vanhoutte / 4th man A. Ancion
Minutes Text commentary
46' Inter finish the first half in attack as De Bleeckere sends both sides into the changing rooms.
45' There will be one minute of additional time.
43' C.Zanetti turns and sends a right-footed volley on target from 20 metres. Ovchinnikov saves.
42' J.Zanetti whips in a cross for Vieri, who is tackled by Pashinin on the edge of the area.
41' It Almeyda's turn to dribble a few Russians. The Argentine takes on two but fails to prevent the ball going out for a throw-in.
38' Javier helps out defence, heading a Lokomotiv cross out for a corner. The corner kick is headed clear by Materazzi.
37' Kily combines well with Javier Zanetti on the left. The captain just fails to make it to the return pass. Even more applauses ring around the stadium in appreciation of Inter's 'bel gioco'.
35' More applauses for Javier 'Tractor' Zanetti as he leaves Evseev for dead on the left wing then crosses into the middle.
34' Lokomotiv work a move on the left. Ashvetia's final pass to Izmaylov goes out for an Inter throw-in.
33' Cristiano Zanetti does exactly what Kily did a minute earlier. This time Sennikov outjumps Bobo then heads clear.
32' Kily looks to find Vieri with a 20-metre pass from midfield but it's too fast for the Inter striker.
30' The crowd roars as Javier Zanetti takes on three on the left channel. Our captain then passes square to Vieri, who is caught in possession.
29' Kily is booked for a foul in midfield.
28' Ashvetia puts pressure on Adani, forcing the Inter defender to give away a throw-in inside his own half.
26' Recoba runs on to a ball played down the left wing then plays a dangerous cross into the six-yard box. No Nerazzurri player is on hand to apply the final touch.
25' Materazzi blocks Loskov's attempt on goal from the left-wing by-line. Corner to the visitors.
22' Incredible miss by Vieri, who fires a left-footed shot way over the bar from eight yards after Kily dribbles Pashinin on the left before crossing.
21' Wonderful ball into the middle of the box by Recoba. Vieri misses the target.
18' Izmaylov unleashes a low shot from the left wing. Materazzi has Ashvetia well-covered and lets the ball trickle through to Toldo.
18' Loskov is clean through on goal but with just Toldo to beat he mis-kicks his shot.
17' Ignasheivch shoots from 25 yards after a mazy run by Izmaylov, who once again finds loads of space on the left wing. The shot is headed out for a corner by Materazzi.
15' Khoklov tries a shot from the distanced. It goes as far as Materazzi on the edge of our penalty area.
14' GOOAAAAAALLLLLL! Recoba receives from Kily and smashes home after Vieri plays a beautiful dummy.
13' Vieri outjumps Sennikov to make contact with Javier Zanetti's deep left-wing cross, but the Inter striker's header is weak.
12' On the left-wing Recoba plays a short pass to Javier Zanetti. The Inter captain is anticipated by Sennikov.
10' At the other end Kily plays a left-wing cross straight into the arms of Ovchinnikov.
9' Loskov plays a long ball forward for Ashvetia. Materazzi makes the tackle and concedes a corner kick.
9' Just a tap-in from Evseev is required to give the Moscow side the lead, but the Lokomotiv right-back fails from three yards out.
8' Recoba tries to put Kily through on goal but the Lokomotiv defence make a crucial interception.
8' In the Lokomotiv half C.Zanetti commits a foul on Ignashevich as he tries to recover the ball.
7' Helveg is fouled by Izmaylov as he brings the ball out of defence.
6' In acres of space, Izmaylov picks up the ball on the left wing. He advances then curls the ball on target, but straight at Francesco Toldo.
5' Sennikov does well to head clear a cross destined for Vieri in the Lokomotiv area.
4' Almeyda loses the ball ten yards outside his area and Lokomotiv captain Loskov pounces. The Russians attack but it comes to nothing.
3' Vieri is flagged offside as he runs onto a through ball.
2' Lokomotiv maintain possession in the Inter half with some good one-touch football. The Nerazzurri eventually intercept and play out of defence.
1' Welcome to the Meazza for Inter v Lokomotiv Moscow. The Nerazzurri kick off.
1' The first free kick goes our way as Javier Zanetti is fouled just inside his own half.
Minutes Text commentary
49' Full time: Inter 1 Lokomotiv Moscow 1
47' Bobo's effort from the set piece comes off the Lokomotiv wall.
46' Free kick to us five yards outside the Russian area.
45' Both sides make subsitutions: Zac brings on Karagounis for Kily; Lokomotiv replace Izmaylov with Nizhegorodov.
45' There will be four minutes of additional time.
43' Vieri tries to turn Sennikov but De Bleeckere spots a foul by the Inter striker and awards Lokomotiv a free kick.
40' From the edge of the Lokomotiv box Adani sends a looping header just over the bar.
39' Kily is through on goal but dilly-dallies and is intercepted by Pashinin.
38' Materazzi requires treatement after landing on his left shoulder following an aerial duel with Buznikin.
37' Evseev does a coast to coast on the left wing then is well-tackled by Javier Zanetti.
36' Inter win a left-wing free kick after Kily is brought down.
34' Lamouchi plays over the Russian defence and into the path of Cruz, but the Argentine is intercepted.
32' Lamouchi's attempt from Kily's right-wing corner at the near post is blocked by the Russians.
31' Zac brings on Cruz for Recoba.
31' Semin replaces Ashvetia with Buznikin.
29' Kily's left-wing cross sails over Vieri's head and over to the far side of the box, where a Russian defender clears.
28' Inter keep the ball in the Lokomotiv half. Adani and Materazzi both make shots.
27' Recoba wins a corner after latching onto Materazzi's long ball forward.
26' Great chance for the Nerazzurri. Helveg crosses from the right then Bobo sees Ovchinnikov save two shots in quick succession.
25' Recoba causes confusion in the Lokomotiv box then plays to Vieri, whose shot comes off an opponent.
23' Kily whips in a cross from the left. Recoba heads wide.
22' Inter substitution: Lamouchi replaces C.Zanetti.
21' Ashvetia heads wide from a Lokomotiv right-wing corner.
19' Materazzi is cautioned for a foul on Maminov.
19' Loskov fouls Kily and becomes the third player to receive a yellow card.
17' Toldo comes off his line and saves with his right foot to deny the onrushing Lekcetho.
16' Recoba wins a corner for Inter after his left-footed shot on goal takes a deflection.
14' Izamaylov plays a dangerous cross into the Nerazzurri six-yard box then takes a deflection. Corner.
12' Materazzi beats Ahsvetia to a long ball forward then tackles Izmaylov to neutralise the threat.
9' The Russians are level. Lokomotiv captain Loskov strikes a left-footed shot from 20 yards which goes through Materazzi's legs and into the bottom right-hand corner.
6' Kily is brought down on the edge of the Lokomotiv box. No free kick is given, but we win a right-wing corner.
6' Adani's near-range header from Recoba's corner is punched onto the post by Ovchinnikov.
4' Kily recieves a short pass from Recoba and tries a long-range shot. It rebounds off Maminov.
3' Asvetia runs on to a Lokomotiv through ball but he's way offside.
2' Ignashevich tries to weave a way into the Inter box but runs into a black and blue wall of Javier Zanetti, Cannavaro and Materazzi.
1' Lokomotiv kick off the second half.
Kily Gonzalez
Average rating 5.94
6 shots on target 3
8 shots off target 6
13 fouls committed 25
9 corners 6
3 offsides 6
28:21 ball possession 33:00
Previous meetings: Lokomotiv Moscow v Italian sides

The 2003/04 Champions League Matchday 4 clash is the 10th time Lokomotiv Moscow face an Italian side. The Russians' only victory came against Inter two weeks ago, with 6 defeats and 2 draws from the other matches. Lokomotiv have never won in Italy, with 1 draw and 3 defeats registered.

In detail:

1993/94 Fairs/UEFA Cup Lokomotiv Moscow-Juventus 0-1 0-3

1998/99 Cup Winners' Cup Lokomotiv Moscow-Lazio 1-1 0-0

2001/02 Euro Cup/Ch. League Lokomotiv Moscow-Roma 0-1 1-2

2002/03 Euro Cup/Ch. League Lokomotiv Moscow-AC Milan 0-1 0-1

2003/04 Euro Cup/Ch. League Lokomotiv Moscow-Inter 3-0 ----

Previous meetings: Inter v Russian clubs

Sesto confronto ufficiale tra l’Inter e formazioni russe con bilancio che vede 3 vittorie nerazzurre (tutte per 2-1), 1 pareggio e 1 successo russo (il 3-0 della Lokomotiv nella gara d’andata). Da notare che in ognuno di questi 5 incontri l’Inter ha sempre incassato reti, per un totale di 7 gol al passivo. Da notare che l’Inter ha sempre vinto in casa: 2 volte su 2. Wednesday's match is the Nerazzurri's sixth against a Russian side. Before the 3-0 defeat away to Lokomotiv Moscow, Inter beat Spartak Moscow three times and drew once, having scored and let in at least one goal in each game.

In detail:

1997/98 Fairs/UEFA Cup Inter-Spartak Moscow 2-1 2-1
1998/99 Euro Cup/Ch. League Inter-Spartak Moscow 2-1 1-1

2003/04 Euro Cup/Ch. League Inter-Lokomotiv Moscow - --- 0-3

Previous meetings: Inter v Lokomotiv Moscow

The only previous meeting between the two sides was the 2003/04 Champions League Matchday 3 fixture in the Russian capital.

In detail:

2003/04 Euro Cup/Ch. League Inter-Lokomotiv Moscow - --- 0-3

Inter on target 38 times in 41 European Cup/Champions League home fixtures

Wednesday's match against the Muscovites is the Nerazzurri's 42nd at home in the European Cup/Champions League (including matches played on neutral grounds). Inter have scored at least one goal in 38 of those matches, for a total of 74. The three matches in which Inter failed to score were: Inter 0-0 Celtic (1971/72), Inter 0-0 Helsingborg (2000/01) and Inter 0-0 Barcelona last year.

No Russian victory in Italy for eleven years

A Russian side hasn't won on Italian soil since 22 October 1992 when Torino lost 2-1 at home to Dynamo Moscow. Italian sides have won 9 and drawn 2 of the 11 European matches played since then.

Zac undefeated in home Eurocup clashes

Alberto Zaccheroni makes his return to European cup competitions, his last match coming in the Champions League on 30 October 2001 (Nantes 0-1 Lazio). And the new Nerazzurri coach is undefeated at home in Europe, having won 7 and drawn 7 of his 14 matches.

Inter on target 38 times in 41 European Cup/ Champions League home fixtures

Wednesday's match against the Muscovites is the Nerazzurri's 42nd at home in the European Cup/ Champions League (including matches played on neutral grounds). Inter have scored at least one goal in 38 of those matches, for a total of 74. The three matches in which Inter failed to score were Inter 0-0 Celtic (1971/72), Inter 0-0 Helsingborg (2000/01) and Inter 0-0 Barcelona last year.

Lokomotiv: no away goal for 376'

Lokomotiv Moscow haven't scored in European away matches for 376 minutes, their last goal coming from Mnguni in the 2-2 draw away to Real Madrid on 11 December last year. Since then the remaining 14 minutes of that match have passed plus the entire matches away to AC Milan, Borussia Dortmund, Shaktior Donezk and Dynamo Kiev.

wins(0) draws(1) defeats(0)

starting lineups

Toldo 1 Ovchinnikov
Cannavaro 17 Evseev
Materazzi 23 Pashinin
Adani 15 Ignashevich
Zanetti 4 Sennikov
Zanetti 6 Lekcetho
Almeyda 25 Maminov
Helveg 13 Loskov
Kily Gonzalez 18 Khoklov
Recoba 20 Izmailov
Vieri 32 Ashvetia


Fontana 12 Nigmatullin
Gamarra 24 Gurenko
Karagounis 19 Nizhegorodov
Lamouchi 8 Sirkhaev
Luciano 11 Buznikin
Cruz 9 Wagner
Martins 30 Leandro