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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Izmailov Leads Loko to 3-1 Win

RAMENSKOYE, Moscow Region — Teenager Marat Izmailov scored the decisive goal as Lokomotiv Moscow beat Tirol Innsbruck 3-1 in the first leg of their Champions League third-qualifying-round tie Tuesday.

The 18-year-old Loko striker justified his first national team call-up when he broke a 1-1 deadlock with a quick turn and shot in the 37th minute. Izmailov was named Monday in Russia's squad to meet Greece in a friendly at home next week.

Substitute defender Sergei Ignashevich gave Lokomotiv a two-goal cushion before the return leg in Innsbruck in two weeks' time with a 30-meter blast into the top corner 10 minutes from time, just two minutes after coming on for Dmitry Loskov.

The Austrians were lucky not to lose by three goals after the referee disallowed a late goal by Vladimir Maminov, who shot directly into the net from an indirect free kick.

The Russians raced into a quick lead when South Africa international Jacob Lekcetho scored in the third minute after fine work by Izmailov on the right.

Tirol captain Roland Kirchler equalized 17 minutes later when he went one-on-one with Russian international goalkeeper Ruslan Nigmatullin after an error by the Lokomotiv defense.

Kirchler wasted an excellent chance to equalize shortly after the interval when he blasted a rebound over the bar after Patrik Jezek's free kick hit the post.

The match was interrupted for a few minutes in the second half when a fan threw a firecracker onto the pitch. Lokomotiv captain Igor Chugainov picked it up and carried it off the field.

Lokomotiv was forced to play the match in Ramenskoye, a small town some 40 kilometers southeast of Moscow, after renovations to its Moscow stadium, still under major reconstruction, were not completed in time.

Elsewhere, Borussia Dortmund opened its Champions League campaign Tuesday with a convincing 2-0 away victory over Shakhtar Donetsk.

The Ukrainians' spirited start was brought to a grinding halt in the 34th minute by midfielder Lars Ricken, who headed a corner kick past hapless goalkeeper Yurii Virt.

The German former European champion, content to preserve the away-goal advantage, sat back in a solid defense, easily fending off sporadic and ineffective Shakhtar attacks and taking advantage of sloppy passing to mount occasional breakouts.

The Ukrainian side's chances of a comeback collapsed as Nigerian captain Sunday Oliseh, lurking just outside the penalty box, pounced on a badly cleared corner to drill the ball into the top of the net in the 73rd minute.