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Red Bull Salzburg start Daka and Mwepu vs Lokomotiv Moscow

17:59 WAT 21/10/2020
Patson Daka Salzburg
The Zambian duo have been named in the starting line-up for Wednesday’s game against the Russian Premier League side

Patson Daka and Enoch Mwepu have been handed a starter’s role by Red Bull Salzburg for Wednesday’s Champions League showdown with Lokomotiv Moscow.

The Austrian Bundesliga side welcome Marko Nikolic’s men to Wals-Siezenheim’s Red Bull Arena as they hope to commence their European elite club competition campaign on a winning note.

Jesse Marsch’s men have been handed a tough pairing having been zoned in Group A alongside reigning champions Bayern Munich and Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid.

In a 4-4-2 formation, 22-year-old Daka - who has scored five goals in four Austrian top-flight games so far - will lead Salzburg’s attack alongside Mali’s Sekou Koita, while compatriot Mwepu will hold sway in the midfield with Austria's Zlatko Junuzovic, Hungary's Dominik Szoboszlai and Mali's Mohamed Camara.

Cameroonian defender Jerome Onguene and Ghana's Majeed Ashimeru are among the named substitutes, while Mali's Youba Diarra is out of the clash owing to a knee injury.

For Lokomotiv Moscow, Guinea international Francois Kamano and Cape Verde's Ze Luis will start proceedings on the substitutes bench.