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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Lokomotiv Moscow Takes Russian Cup in Extra Time




Lokomotiv Moscow beat city rival CSKA 3-2 after extra time to win the Russian Cup final Sunday after both teams had players sent off in normal time.


Lokomotiv clinched the cup for the third time in five years after the teams' 1-1 level finish after 90 minutes during which CSKA's Maxim Bokov and Lokomotiv's Dmitry Loskov were dismissed.


Dmitry Bulykin turned the match when he scored a brilliant individual goal to put Lokomotiv 2-1 ahead in the sixth minute of extra time.


The striker took the ball in midfield, sprinted past CSKA defender Oleg Kornaukhov and, after a solo 30-meter run, beat goalkeeper Yury Okroshidze with a rising shot into the top corner.


When CSKA pressed for the equalizer, Lokomotiv caught the team on the break 17 minutes later when Ilya Tsymbalar calmly shot the third into an empty net after a dummy on Okroshidze.


CSKA pulled a goal back in the final minute when Kornaukhov scored from his own rebound after Lokomotiv keeper Ruslan Nigmatullin had saved his initial shot from the penalty spot.


Just 11 minutes into the game, referee Nikolai Levnikov red carded Bokov after the CSKA defender pulled down Tsymbalar on a breakaway.


But Sergei Semak gave CSKA the lead in the 32nd minute when he surprised the Lokomotiv defense with a quick run into the box and beat Nigmatullin from close range.


Vadim Yevseyev leveled the score nine minutes later when he fired a low shot into a far corner.


Lokomotiv looked like the better side after the interval, despite having Loskov sent off in the 66th minute.


In extra time, the team gained a decisive early edge through Bulykin's goal.


"It was a great individual effort," said Lokomotiv coach Yury Syomin. "I must thank my team for their performance tonight. Even being down we never gave up."