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Lokomo (Moscow) hit FC Copenhagen with two goals from Farfan

In the first match predicted by contact with insider picks of the group, the two teams made 0:0 in the Danish capital. After that, Lokomotiv significantly complicated his task of getting ahead, taking only a point from two meetings with the Moldavian Sheriff and today he had to seek victory at all costs. Senior coach Yuriy SOMIN has trusted his usual hostesses. In the attack, he staked the Peruvian star Jefferson Farfan, and in the middle of the pitch relied on Manuel Fernandez and the Miracchuk brothers. Igor Denisov and Alexander Kolomeycev were charged with more defensive functions.

While Loko is the leader in Russia, FC Copenhagen is extremely mediocre in the Danish championship and recently lost the capital derby with Br?ndby. Leader Stale Solbeken hoped to block the mouths of critics with success in Moscow, which would give the team a place in the phase of direct elimination. FC Copenhagen had only 1 goal in its last 4 European tours and only 2 wins in 14 league matches in the Europa League group but only lost 6 matches against Russian rivals. Lokomotiv`s statistics against the Danes were 5 wins in 7 games, and the only two defeats were FC Copenhagen. The Russians entered the fight with the clear idea of reaching an early goal to calm them down. The strikes of Vladislav Ignatiev and Alexei Mihanchuk showed their intentions, and in the 17th minute the combination between Miracchuk and Farfan led the striker to a good position from which he did not make mistakes. The Danes, however, equalized in the 31st minute with a very beautiful shot of Benjamin Verbich. The Slovenian was awarded the ball at the corner of the penalty area and Anton Kochenov matched the rebound shot. The guests were better by the end of the half, but at the beginning of the second half, Loko again began to attack dangerously. In the 51st minute a brief shuffle in the penal field of the Danes was used by Farfan and the experienced shooter scored his second goal in the match. Lyftner missed his head a little later, but that was one of the very few possibilities for the guests. Lokomotiv closed the game and retained the handy result.

In the final round, the `railroads` are going to outsider Zlin and even draw will qualify them for the 1/16-finals of the tournament.

FC Copenhagen will host Sheriff and will also find a place in the last 32 teams in the tournament.

Europa League, Group F:


1:0 J. Pharran (17)
1:1 B. Verbich (31)

2:1 J. FARFAN (51)



1. Locomotive (M) 8 points

2. FC Copenhagen 6 points

3. Sheriff 6 points

4. Zlin 2 points

Latest matches (7 December):

Copenhagen FC - Sheriff

Zlin - Lokomotiv (M)