In the second round of the Europa League group stage Lokomotiv defeated Skenderbeu.
Despite the cold weather, there was a good attendance at Cherkizovo for the game against Skenderbeu.
'Railroaders' started the game actively and after only 5 minutes, Loko could have took the lead, but the Albanian players defended well. Before the break, Lokomotiv was able to score the 1:0 thanks to a Niasse's header, who took advantage by a good cross made by Yanbaev.
In the second half, the home side kept the possession and the ball with Skenderbeu that preferred attacking on counterattacks. After 57 mins Guilherme made an incredible save that kept the 1:0 for Loko.
Before the final whistle, Lokomotiv finally scored the 2:0 with Samedov, who confirmed himself as the Europa League top scorer with three goals.
All Niasse, Miranchuk and Skuletic could have scored also the third goal, but Shehi saved many times his team.
Lokomotiv won the second game in a row in the Europa League and stayed at the first place in the Group H.