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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Borussia Keeps Out Loko, and The Cold

APBorussia's Christoph Metzelder, left, and Lokomotiv's James Obiorah colliding during their Champion's League match on Tuesday.
Jan Koller scored in the fading minutes of the first half Tuesday as Borussia Dortmund beat new Russian champion Lokomotiv Moscow 2-1 in Group C of the Champions League.

Neither team dominated early in the match, which was played in freezing temperatures at Lokomotiv Stadium.

Five minutes into the game, striker James Obiorah missed a clear chance to give the homeside an early lead. The Nigerian international dribbled past two defenders to go one-on-one with Dortmund goalkeeper Jens Lehmann, who managed to fist away Obiorah's shot.

Lokomotiv mounted pressure and 10 minutes later Obiorah set up another scoring chance but two Russian players missed his cross in the German penalty box.

Defender Sergei Ignashevich opened the scoring for the Russian side in the 31st minute, firing a shot past the diving Lehmann.

Two minutes later, Dortmund midfielder Torsten Frings silenced the celebrating crowd of 15,000 by heading in an equalizer off a cross from Czech international Tomas Rosicky.

With the quick goal, the German champion seized the initiative and two minutes before the interval, Czech international striker Koller gave Dortmund the lead with a left-footed shot from just 3 meters. It was Koller's fourth goal in seven games.

After the break, Dortmund -- the UEFA Cup winner five years ago -- fully controlled the game throughout the center of the pitch and denied Lokomotiv's attempts to threaten the German goal.

In Basel, Ruud Van Nistelrooy's two second half goals in the space of 90 seconds lifted Manchester United to a 3-1 come-from-behind victory Tuesday in a Champions League Group D match at stubborn Swiss side Basel.

Defending champion Real Madrid had no such comeback, falling 1-0 at AC Milan after Andriy Shevchenko's strike in the 40th minute in a Group C clash featuring teams with 14 European Cups between them.

In Tuesday's other match in Group D, Deportivo and Juventus played to a 2-2 draw in Spain.

Basel came close to pulling off the upset of the tournament.

Stunned by Christian Gimenez's goal after just 31 seconds, Man United was headed for a shocking loss until Van Nistelrooy struck in the 62nd and 64th with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer delivering the clincher five minutes later.

The lightly regarded Swiss ousted Liverpool two weeks ago from Europe's most prestigious club tournament. This time Swiss coach Christian Gross came up short against his former English rivals, who played without a half dozen injured or suspended regulars.

Gross, the first to guide a Swiss team to the final 16 of the Champions League, was fired by English side Tottenham after 10 months at the helm four years ago amid constant criticism of his coaching.

Tuesday's four matches opened the six rounds of the second phase, which will cut the field of 16 to eight for the quarterfinals in the spring.

At Milan, Italy, Ukrainian striker Shevchenko's first-half goal was all AC Milan needed at the San Siro in a clash of two of Europe's most successful teams.

The big Milan forward took a perfect pass from Portuguese playmaker rui Costa and set off downfield with two defenders in his wake. Arriving inside the area, Shevchenko slipped a shot past Madrid's charging goalkeeper Iker Casillas to send the sold-out crowd into celebration.