. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Loko Tops Dynamo to Lead Group B

APDynamo Kiev's Oleg Gusev, top, jumping over Lokomotiv's Jacob Lekcetho during their Champions League match Tuesday.
A late goal by substitute Winston Parks gave Lokomotiv Moscow a 3-2 win over Dynamo Kiev in their Champions League match Tuesday to throw Group B wide open.

The Ukrainian champion twice came from a goal down to level the score before Lokomotiv's Costa Rican striker, who came on just minutes before, fired the Russians ahead after 89 minutes.

Lokomotiv's victory avenged a 2-0 defeat by Dynamo in Kiev in their Champions League opener two months ago and put the Russians on top of the group with eight points from five games.

Dynamo had more chances early on, but Lokomotiv striker Maxim Buznikin opened the scoring against the run of play when he beat Olexander Shovkovsky with a low drive into the far corner in the 28th minute.

Dynamo captain Valentin Belkevich equalized nine minutes later with a rising shot into the top corner after being set up by Oleg Husev's header following a Tiberiu Ghioane free kick.

Sergei Ignashevich put Lokomotiv back in front with a highly disputed penalty on the stroke of halftime after Spanish referee Arturo Ibanez penalized Yury Dmitrulin for a foul on Buznikin.

But Uzbek striker Maxim Shatskikh, Dynamo's top scorer this season, leveled once again midway through the second half with his eighth goal in this year's Champions League campaign.

Shatskikh almost added another to his tally when he fired toward the far corner from close range with 10 minutes remaining, but Lokomotiv keeper Sergei Ovchinnikov made a diving save.

"Of course, we are very disappointed to lose, but it's difficult to play a man short for the whole game," said Dynamo coach Alexei Mikhailichenko, blaming the referee for the defeat.

"Both teams gave their best effort, but unfortunately the principles of fair play were ignored tonight," added the former Soviet international.

But his counterpart Yury Syomin was elated with the win.

"This was the best match we have played in this stadium," said the Lokomotiv coach, before singling out defender Vadim Yevseyev for his effort.

Yevseyev was hailed a national hero after scoring the only goal in last Wednesday's Euro 2004 playoff between Russia and Wales in Cardiff to send Russia into the finals.