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Bayer Leverkusen 1, L’ Moscow 2: Krychowiak, Barinov secure rare away win



LOKOMOTIV Moscow earned a rare away in the Champions League at Bayer Leverkusen after goals from Grzegorz Krychowiak and Dimitri Barinov.Grzegorz Krychowiak and Dimitri Barinov capitalised on Bayer Leverkusen’s blunders to give Lokomotiv Moscow a 2-1 win in their Champion League Group D opener on Wednesday.


Krychowiak profited from some carless play from Leverkusen’s players in their own half to give the Russian side the lead in the 16th minute at the BayArena. An own goal from Benedikt Howedes got the hosts back on level terms but Barinov punished another Leverkusen mistake to seal the win for the visitors.


Lokomotiv’s victory was their first away from home in the Champions League since a 2-1 win at Galatasaray in the 2002-03 group stage. The Russian side took the lead against the run of play when Leverkusen’s Leon Bailey sloppily lost possession in his own half from a throw-in.


Lokomotiv reacted quickly as Polish midfielder Krychowiak latched on to a clever pass from Joao Mario and struck a controlled finish past Lukas Hradecky in the Leverkusen goal.


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