- Title: Lokomotiv's Semin says no one has ever stopped Ronaldo
- Date: 21st October 2019
- Summary: TURIN, ITALY (OCTOBER 21, 2019) (REUTERS) ***WARNING: CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** LOKOMOTIV MOSCOW CAPTAIN, VEDRAN CORLUKA, FLICKING BALL VARIOUS OF GOALKEEPER, GUILHERME MARINATO, WATCHING MIDFIELDER JOAO MARIO CONTROLLING BALL CORLUKA WALKING ON PITCH LOKOMOTIV MOSCOW COACH, YURI SEMIN, TALKING TO PLAYERS LEFT-BACK, BRIAN IDOWU, RUNNING WITH BALL CHAMPIONS LEAGUE SIGN SEMIN AND CORLUKA ARRIVING AT NEWS CONFERENCE (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) LOKOMOTIV MOSCOW COACH, YURI SEMIN, SAYING: "So far no one has ever stopped him (Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo) in his long career. It will certainly be very difficult. The whole team will have to work hard to stymie the whole of Juventus not just Ronaldo because every single player of Juventus in their own position is a star, a top player. Obviously the main focus, the main attention will not have to be paid just to Ronaldo because otherwise we will make a very serious mistake that way." CORLUKA SMILING WHILE SEMIN SPEAKS (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) LOKOMOTIV MOSCOW CAPTAIN, VEDRAN CORLUKA, SAYING: "Of course we can make comparisons, so why not make a comparison between tomorrow's (October 22) match and the match that Juventus played against Atletico Madrid. These are two exceptional teams in the group and if we are not speaking about the Russian league, we can speak about the Champions League and also Atletico Madrid has exceptional players just like Juventus does, so of course making a comparison makes sense." MARINATO SAVING SHOTS CORLUKA RUNNING VARIOUS OF LOKOMOTIV PLAYERS RUNNING
- Embargoed: 4th November 2019 18:20
- Keywords: soccer football Juventus Vedran Corluka Italy Group D Lokomotiv Moscow coach Yuri Semin Champions League Lokomotiv Moscow
- Location: TURIN, ITALY
- City: TURIN, ITALY
- Country: Italy
- Topics: Soccer,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA001B21KENZ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Lokomotiv Moscow coach Yuri Semin on Monday (October 21) praised Cristiano Ronaldo but warned his players against focusing entirely on the superstar, saying the whole Juventus side is studded with stars in all positions.
Juventus will host Lokomotiv Moscow on Tuesday (October 22) night to defend their group lead as Maurizio Sarri's side have an advantage over second-placed Atletico Madrid with their superior goal difference.
Semin will count on defender Benedikt Howedes and midfielder Joao Mario - both former Serie A players - to try to shock their Italian opponents and put themselves on track to reach the knockout stages.
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